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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Respite Care Guide

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, an Australian Government Initiative, developed a description of respite care and its intended functions and uses for the purposes of caring for older adults with dementia. The vision of this collaborative research group is “translating dementia research into practice.”  
Some of the topics covered in this guide include what is respite care, when should it be considered (as opposed to long term care or other care models), and suggestions for improvements to respite care programs. A feature of this guide is that it tells stories and experiences from a caregivers’ perspective about navigating decisions and coordinating services with respite care programs.
This resource can be accessed here:

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