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What is Respite Care?

Being a family caregiver is hard work, and like any difficult job, a break from the task every now and then is essential. Respite care allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caring for someone who is ill, injured or frail. When a caregiver’s own needs for nurture, reassurance, support and respite are met, that is when caregiving is most effective and sustainable.

Here are a few basic tenets of respite care


  • Respite from ongoing care responsibilities ensures loved ones still receive the attention they deserve.
  • All approaches to respite care provide caregivers with care that is planned, temporary, intermittent and substitute.
  • Time required for respite varies from part of one day to ongoing scheduled routine relief.

Although in-home respite care is the most typical and least disruptive type of respite care, it doesn’t always have to be at home. A family caregiver could experience some respite by bringing a senior to an adult day center once or twice a week. Respite care can also take place in a vacation setting.

Assisting Angels Home Care offers daily or weekly in-home care services and respite care to provide family members with some time off and peace of mind knowing that their family member is being well cared for. This allows for a more healthy family relationship and time for the caregiver to focus on his or her own personal needs. Contact usto learn more about how we can assist in Boise,  and the entire Treasure Valley, and Twin Falls and the entire Magic Valley.

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