Respite care option #3: Personal care assistant
Respite Care Explained: Page 3
How it helps: Personal care assistants -- in addition to providing light housekeeping and homemaking tasks -- can help clients with bathing, dressing, toileting, and grooming. They can't provide medical services, such as diabetes care, but they can help administer prescribed medications and -- if they have the proper training -- help move those who have mobility limitations.
What it costs: Costs range from $15 to $40 per hour for intermittent help; $120 to $200 per day or more for live-in care.
How to get started: You can locate in-home care agencies in your area by searching Caring.com's Senior Living Directory.