This decision guide worksheet was developed for family caregivers and care recipients. Whenever possible, the decision to receive respite care should be made together as a family. Families must carefully consider all potential risks, benefits, and barriers before making an informed decision about whether to resume respite care services. It is important to remember that information and guidance related to COVID-19 is evolving rapidly. Additionally, depending on where you live, the risk for exposure may vary and change over time. As a result, it is important to continually monitor and regularly reassess the safety of receiving respite care. You may need to resume services in a step-wise or phased approach and you should be prepared to stop receiving respite care services as the situation changes. It is important that all individuals involved in providing and receiving respite care feel comfortable with the decision and are kept in close communication of any changes.
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