Replacement Care

Replacement Care (Respite)

Replacement Care (previously known as ‘respite care’) is any care which provides rest or relief to Carers (by Carers we mean family members or friends who look after someone). It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down.

There are lots of respite care options. They range from getting a volunteer to sit with the person you look after for a few hours, to a short stay in a care home so you can go on holiday. The person you look after could go to a day care centre. Or, a paid carer could visit them at their home to look after them.

Have a look through our pages under ‘Replacement Care’ for more information.

Replacement Care Project

By Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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