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What Exactly is Respite Care?

You may have heard of the term "respite care," but not know exactly what it means. But, respite care is an essential component of hospice care and can aid in the burnout many caregivers face.


Respite care is defined as, "short-term inpatient care provided to the individual only when necessary to relieve the family members or the person caring for the individual at home,” according to Medicare.


To read more about respite care and what it entails, head to this article by Vitas Healthcare.


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