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respite care

Syllabification: res·pite care

Definition of respite care in English:

noun

Temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.
Example sentences
  • They include meals on wheels, home help, day care, respite care for carers, and special assistance for those who are ill or who are about to leave hospital.
  • Care in hospital, care at home, respite care, and education all need to be coordinated, and community paediatric nurses often do this as key workers.
  • And yet we are told there is no money available for adequate home help care for the elderly or relieving respite care for the mentally disabled.

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