Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Your motivation for caring for your disabled, elderly, or chronically ill family member out of Akron is one of pure love and personal investment in their well-being. Making their quality of life a priority and doing all you can to meet their needs says a great deal about who you are. It means that you are a wonderfully kind, patient, and compassionate person, and that you’d go to great lengths to help someone that you care deeply for.
But have you gotten caught up in your caregiving and forgotten about your own needs? This kind of demanding job can give way to unfavorable repercussions when your caregiving comes at your own expense. If you fail to take care of your own joy and contentment, it can give way to resentment over time, which if not dealt with soon enough can fester and grow. Ignore your own needs for long enough, and you may find your once-strong relationship with your loved one starting to crumble into a mere obligatory chore. This sort of decline isn’t fair to either of you; after all, your loved one wants you to be happy and fulfilled also!
What Is Respite Care?
If you are ready to take some time away from your caregiving responsibilities, FirstLight Home Care of Akron’s elderly respite care services are here to help you focus on your own life for a while. And while you are away, you can trust that we are right there to ensure your loved one is cared for with compassion and respect. We are here to provide care assistance in any setting, whether you need help for just a few hours, full days, overnights, or even if you need longer-term respite care for your elderly loved one in Akron, North Canton, or Medina. Whether you only need us once or you’d like to set up a regular schedule, we are happy to provide our services to any adult of Akron needing help, even outside of our elderly respite care specialty.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Medication reminders
- Help with personal mobility
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Dementia care
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Other household chores
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
The caregiver hat is only one of the many different hats you wear. If you neglect the other parts of yourself like your hobbies, your relationships, or your career, you are destined to run into trouble. Family caregivers are especially prone to amplified stress levels, mental and physical exhaustion, and are at risk for more serious health problems.
When you want a time out for yourself, you should be able to take it without feeling guilty. It’s absolutely normal to need a break now and then, to relax and recharge, and this healthy balance can even revitalize your relationship with your loved one. Because when you are refreshed and happy, you will both benefit. Our elderly respite caregivers here at FirstLight Home Care of Akron want to help you find yourself again without sacrificing the exceptional quality of care and tending that your family member needs.
Contact us today to see how our elderly respite care can help you and your loved one of Akron, North Canton, Medina, and Kent.