Types of Respite Services

Types of Respite Services

We all have heard of respite services but how well do you know it?

Respite service is given by home health care institutions or assisted living facilities in the hopes of providing services to the elderly while allowing their caretakers to enjoy a well-deserved vacation from care giving. You may already have known that definition the moment you consulted Google but did you know that respite service have different types?

What types of respite services are available in one’s community?

How can one choose which respite service to avail?

In this blog, we will be answering those questions. Bradford Place, an assisted living facility in Benchmark Court Swansea IL, breaks down the different types of respite services among the community to give you an idea and to give you enough options to caring for your loved one.

Commonwealth Home Support Program

  • Provides government-subsidized access to a wide array of respite services.
  • Has four types which are:
    • In-home respite
    • Center-based day respite
    • Overnight or weekend respite
    • Community access respite

We will be discussing the types one by one.

In-home respite

  • Encourages the involvement of a person who can work for the elderly and/or the disabled in replacement of his or her caretaker
  • Takes place at home
  • Can cater taking care of the patient during a few hours of outing
  • Happen in the day or overnight
  • Perfect for:
    • Elderly and/or disabled who needs temporary care
    • Family members who must work in the day
    • Family members who need to be away from home during the night

Centre-based day respite

  • Happens at a club or a day center
  • Offers personalized activities that are structured according to the interest of the seniors
  • Gives the elderly and/or disabled the chance to socialize with other people
  • Often operates from 10 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon
  • Can provide free transportation from home to the center
  • Perfect for:
    • Elderly who prefers socialization and activities
    • Family members who cannot be home on the said hours during the day

Overnight or weekend respite

  • Takes place in a respite house or the house of a host family
  • Perfect for:
    • Elderly who wants to experience a change in setting
    • Family members who are busy

Community access respite

  • May be provided individually or as a group
  • Available during the day or overnight
  • Encourages social interaction in the community
  • Perfect for:
    • Elders who wants to socialize

Residential Respite Care

  • Short stays in the aged care homes
  • Can happen on either a planned or an emergency basis
  • Once the caregiver of the elderly and/or the disabled is back, he or she can go home
  • Perfect for:
    • Elders who need to be assisted in daily living
    • Caregivers who want a short break

How Bradford Place can help you

As an assisted living facility in Benchmark Court Swansea IL, Bradford Place can assist you in caring for yourself or your senior. We have the best haven for the seniors and have with us a number of caregivers and medical professionals who will be looking for our patients. We take pride in our services which will be summarized through the following information:

  • Independent assisted living
  • Optional care services
  • Additional services and programs
  • Respite program
  • Adult day care program

To individually explore the services of our assisted living facility in Benchmark Court Swansea IL, you can visit our website at

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