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The Del Corazon Respite Care program is designed to provide temporary, short-term assistance in caring for our hospice patients. The word “respite”, which means rest or relief, is the gift of time for rest and recovery that is given to the patient’s caregiver when they need some time away from the responsibilities of giving care. Respite care may be provided on an occasional basis for up to five continuous days.

Respite Care is provided as inpatient care at a Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility. Under Respite Care, our hospice patients will receive nursing services in accordance with their individualized Plan of Care. To arrange Respite Care, please speak to your nurse or call the Del Corazon Hospice office at (505) 988-2049. Some advance notice is required to make the necessary arrangements.