I had heard you guys using this word,respite, on here, but I thought it was a UK thing. I did not look it up. Long story short;
I was invited to go to Puerto Rico this fall by my sister. She has been asking me for years, but I always said no because of my husband. I told her that I would go with her this coming fall. I then started calling family to come and sitter to make sure L was taken care of. Well, the hospice team came in today and used that word, respite. They said they could respite him for a week in a local nursing home. They said the insurance will cover the bill. I said, WOW!!!! really. I am so grateful for that.
I really feel stupid now for not knowing what the word meant.
I have also changed my profile picture to honor my husband. He is the skier on the bottom right. This picture was taken when we first met in 1970's.