Temporary institutional care of a sick, elderly, or disabled person, providing relief for their usual carer.
- 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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