Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need to keep their family member with a disability at home. The word “respite” means to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for a child or a parent with special needs. It can be planned for a few hours or for as long as a weekend. Respite can take place in your home or temporarily in another setting, such as a day center or in the community. Respite can take place regularly or intermittently, as you need it. Circle of Life’s staff is here to support you and give you the well-deserved break that you need to refresh and regroup.