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Caregiving entails many services, including:
Home care -- allows for care in the home. Sometimes, home health nurses will visit to give baths, and supervise in the medical care of someone frail and elderly.
Adult Day Care -- provides a setting for the elderly person to stay during the day. Open Monday - Friday, generally.
Respite Care -- allows the caregiver a break from the demands of caregiving.
Hospice Care --- for terminally ill --- usually with six months or less to live. Provides an in-home atmosphere, and medical professionals.
Residential Care --- care at a nursing home or convalescent center. Many nursing homes have a "two year" waiting list!