About Respite Care Respite Care is a service that allows family caregivers to have a brief rest from their sometimes overwhelming obligations. Services offered range from personal care services in the home to skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy.
Respite services may be provided by home health agencies, adult day-care centers, or skilled nursing facilities. Respite stays may be for a few hours, a few days, or even several weeks. Level of care and types of services vary with the providing agency.