If you are a grandparent or other relative caring for your grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other related children, you may be considered a “grandfamily.” The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is often a very special one. For a growing number of grandparents, grandparenting really means full-time parenting for a second family.

This factsheet is a guide for getting the respite care you deserve. By reading it, you will have a better understanding of the resources that are available, what you can expect, and how to select a high quality service that best meets the needs of your family.

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