Respite Care Rx
Practical advice and resources to help as you care for an aging loved one.
Long-term care insurance policies may pay for some services, regular health insurance typically only covers respite care if the providers are licensed medical professionals, VA benefits may pay up for up to 30 days per year for those who qualify, Medicaid doesn't cover respite directly, but some states have waivers to help offset the costs.
Respite care costs will vary, depending on the type and amount of care needed. Most respite care is paid for
out-of-pocket, but there may be some options to help with the cost.