Respite literally means a period of rest or relief. Respite care provides a caregiver temporary relief from the responsibilities of caring for individuals with chronic physical or mental disabilities. Respite care is often referred to as a gift of time. Horizon staff provide periodic relief for the family or primary caregiver as detailed in the Participant’s Treatment Plan. Respite services are provided in a variety of settings. For example, respite services may be provided in the participant’s home or in an out-of-home setting.