VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION ??? Do you think RESPITE Care means something "NEGATIVE "?? or do you think that if you didn't get that "Alone Time " life would be so much worse.. An organisation are starting something called "Replacement care" to replace RESPITE CARE (i have my own views on this but will let you know later) but how it was explained to me was that the carer will not get any "Alone " time" anymore but will be budded up with someone for a few hours to help them with the person who needs help IS THAT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE ?? here is what i have received .....Thought please ?? """"""""" """"" Hi Its just 'respite' is a break from something negative, and replacement care covers all sorts of things including technology for example, so that's why we use it. """""