Respite care is the planned or emergency care with a temporary character provided to people who cannot take care of themselves on their own so that their primary caregivers, such as their family can get a short break and rest to be able to resume their activities as caregivers.
Respite care can take place either in the home of the sick or disabled person, in the caregiver’s home, in special day-care centers or in respite care nursing homes in Denver. Whichever the type of the location or the facility, the activities related to taking care of the disabled or sick person are handled by trained professionals and the duration can range from a few hours to several days or several weeks, depending on the preferences of the primary care givers and the condition of the person who is taken care of.
Respite care is often called a short break and it is known to be beneficial for the primary caregivers as well as to the person taken care of. Though primary caregivers usually tend to their duties with lots of love and dedication, taking care of another person round the clock is physically and emotionally demanding and the disabled or sick person can also benefit from meeting new people and spending time in a new environment.