Respite Care typically refers to a planned and temporary break for a family member who acts as a primary caregiver for a loved one living with a disability, illness or injury. provides temporary or short-term in-home nursing, assistance or caregiving for a disabled or elderly individual when the normal caregiver is in need of some time off. In-home Respite Care by home healthcare professionals can provide care for a few hours on a daily basis or overnight.
These professionals help address the medical needs of the patient. They help manage medications, assist with mobility and activities of daily living, help to keep the patient safe in the absence of the primary caregiver, observe and monitor the patient, and communicate any distress to the caregivers or physicians. The Respite Care Nurses monitor vital signs and other conditions such as wound dressing changes, etc, to make sure that the wellbeing and health of the patient is being maintained.