(Taking a Break)
Respite care is provided at the Shepherd’s Cove Hospice inpatient unit for a stay of up to 5 days at a time. Caregiving is an exhausting job, albeit one that is done out of love. Respite care is provided if the family is exhausted and needs a break from caring for someone with a life limiting illness, or if a joyous family event such as a wedding may require caregivers to be out of town for several days. If this is the case, then the inpatient unit can assist in providing a safe, comfortable environment for the patient.