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What is Respite?

Respite refers to a short time of rest or relief for the caregiver. It allows the caregiver a break from day to day duties while the person with dementia receives care from qualified individuals. There are many different ways respite care can be provided:

In a home, community organization, churches, synagogues or residential facility.

  • For part of the day, evening or overnight.
  • By paid staff, volunteers, family or friends.
  • Occasionally or on a regular basis.

Respite care can be very beneficial to the health and well-being of the person providing care as well as the person with dementia. For more information, read through our Respite Care Guide.


Find Respite Care Near You

Click here for a list of respite programs in Central Texas.

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