Hospice care provides special support to caregivers.  Home health aides can give caregivers a break. And, for times when a caregiver is called away or needs a longer break, hospice care can be moved to an in-patient facility for up to 5 days.  The hospice team may be able to help ease some of the depression and emotional burden caregivers often feel during this time.  Grief and bereavement (loss) counseling are important parts of hospice care.

Source:  Susan G. Komen   2019