Respite Care consists of short term and temporary mental health or therapeutic home or adult treatment facility care to families with members who have disabilities, so that the caregivers and other family members can take a break from their daily routine of care giving. Respite care can also be offered overnight or for an extended period. Respite care helps alleviate the stress and consistent nature of caring for relatives with disabilities. Respite care also helps prevent burnout on behalf of the caregiver and family members. Furthermore, respite care also provides a change of daily schedule for the child, which can help strengthen both the child’s independence and relationships with others. Depending on the organization or volunteer(s), respite caregivers either visit the homes of these families or require visiting an Adult or Child Foster Care home, day care center or a respite group home. “Host families” or exchange programs consist of other families who also have a member with a disability temporarily caring for a friend or neighbor’s child and vice versa.