Respite Care

Temporary or intermittent care for individuals with functional or cognitive impairments that provides relief to caregivers from the demands of ongoing care. This care can be provided in the home, in the assisted living community or residential care home.

More Common Terms

  • Medicare Part D Also known as the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Medicare owners can elect this higher coverage to receive discounts on certain prescription drugs.
  • Acute care Any treatment to diagnose, prevent, or cure an illness or to provide primary care. Treatments can be provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) A residential community that offers a continuum of care from private apartments to skilled nursing care at the same location. It is designed to meet changing needs while allowing residents to avoid relocating.

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