respite care


Health Economics

  • (written as Respite Care)
    A means of offering informal (e.g. family) carers of patients with chronic health problems some temporary relief from the strain of their caring. The respite may take different forms such as temporary caregivers coming to the patient's home or the patient moving to a short-term care home.


  • noun temporary care provided to people with disabilities, serious conditions or terminal illness, so that their families can have a rest from the daily routine