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Respite Care: A Break for the Caregiver

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  • Take a break from caregiving
  • Reduce your stress
  • Restore your energy

Taking care of an older or ill family member can be enormously rewarding — but it can be physically and emotionally draining as well. That’s why it’s important for caregivers to seek occasional respite from their responsibilities. Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance. … Back to Article

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