What is respite care?
Respite care is provided to a hospice patient so the usual caregiver can rest. As a hospice patient, you will have one primary person that takes care of you every day. That person is often a family member and they will need time away from caregiving to accomplish other things. During a period of respite care, you will be cared for in a Medicare-approved setting such as a hospice facility, hospital, or nursing home.