GLOSSARY
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Respite Care

Usually associated with a long-term care situation, and normally occurs when a family member of the patient who is providing a majority of the care needs a break or rest from caring for the patient. Another caregiver will “spell” the family member for a period of time, such as 1 or 2 weeks per year.