Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with medical costs for those with limited income and resources.
Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. Care for an afternoon or for several days or weeks can be arranged. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at a day center.
The caregivers, aides and/or nurses are hired through a home health agency that governs their activities and responsibilities . There is no cost to the caregiver and their loved one.