Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term childcare services that offer temporary relief and improve family stability. If you are raising a child with special health care needs, you might find that “me time” is more fantasy than reality. Sure, you would love some time to yourself, or one-on-one time with a spouse, partner, friend, or another child. But how can you find that perfect person to care for your child? And even then, can you trust someone else to provide just what your child needs?
Luckily, finding respite care — a well-deserved break from caregiving — with a skilled and caring person that you trust might be easier than you think.