Last year, ABRAZAR provided respite care services for more than 20 families and individuals caring for frail seniors in collaboration with the Orange County Caregiver Resource Center.
Respite care is short-term care given to a hospice patient by another caregiver, so that a family member or friend who is the patient's caregiver can rest or take time off. This type of care was created to allow caregivers time away from administering care, with the goal to help the caregivers have lower stress and at the same time fill the needs of the individual receiving care.
Another example of respite care is Adult Day Care. These programs are designed to provide care and companionship for frail and disabled persons who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.