Give Yourself A Break With Roswell Respite Care
Perhaps you are taking care of a senior, disabled family member, or terminally ill loved one, and you do so because of your unconditional love. The commitment you have shown to your loved one during his or her time of need goes to show the type of person you are — filled with generosity, compassion, and patience because you are determined to take care of the one you love.
At some point you need to recognize your own needs as an individual. The demands of caregiving can be all-consuming and sometimes you can end up taking care of others at the expense of taking care of yourself. Pay attention to your own health and personal happiness to avoid residual problems in your life. You don’t want to build resentment for putting your loved one’s needs before your priorities. If you ignore your own life, the selfless act of care may turn into one of obligation — which isn’t fair to yourself and the person who needs you. Don’t lose sight of the fact that your loved one wants you to be happy as well!
What is Respite Care?
Let FirstLight take some of the weight off of your shoulders with our respite care and in home care services designed to alleviate the responsibilities, so you can be yourself. You need to know that your loved one is in good hands when you step away and you can trust our caring and professional caregivers. Our respite care services are available day and night, at any location. You can set aside a couple of hours, a few days, overnight visits, or even long-term arrangements. We can come once or with a scheduled routine. Though we specialize in senior respite care, our caregivers are ready to assist any adult in need of help with our in home care services.
Respite Care Services by FirstLight
- 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 role of caregiver is only one piece of what makes you tick. To avoid running into trouble, take time for the other things in life that are important to you — including your other family members and friends, as well as outside interests, hobbies, and your work. It’s all too common for family members who step up as caregiver to experience additional stress, fatigue, and sometimes even health problems of their own.
Don’t feel guilty about wanting or needing time for yourself. Everyone should have the opportunity to take a moment away from the daily grind to regroup, relax, and come back feeling revitalized. Doing so is healthy and normal, and you both might be better off in the long run. The respite care and in home care services of FirstLight Home Care are designed to allow you the time and space you need for yourself, without having to sacrifice the level of care your family member receives.