SHORT-TERM RESPITE STAYS.
A respite stay is a short-term stay in a care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living community, for individuals who require assistance with daily living activities. Respite stays are typically intended to provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver, who may be a family member or friend, who is caring for the individual at home. The stay can be planned or unplanned and can last for a few days to a few weeks. It is usually used to provide a break for the primary caregiver and to ensure that the individual receiving care is getting the appropriate level of support they need.