Respite care

Short term care, usually in a care home, but possibly at home with the assistance of professional carers. People may consider respite care for a number of reasons:
<li>after a stay in hospital, while they are waiting to move somewhere permanent;</li>
<li>to have a break, or to give their carers a break, or;</li>
<li>to see whether they would like to live in the care home permanently.</li></ul>