Youngstown Respite Care Services
When you find yourself caring for the elderly, severally ill family members, or loved ones with challenging disabilities, your actions are out of love for that person. Your personal commitment in ensuring they have everything required for the best quality of life says so many positive things about you. It tells the world you’re compassionate, benevolent, and understanding. And that you’d go out of your way to help someone you deeply care about.
But have you stopped to consider your own needs? Caregiving is a cumbersome job, and if you’re providing care for an individual at the expense of your own health, it may lead to unforeseen consequences. Forgetting to pay attention to your own life’s happiness and fulfillment may cause unwanted resentment to build up as you continue putting other people’s priorities before your own. Left unattended, this resentment can brew and proliferate until it changes a once-amazing relationship into a looming obligation, and that’s not fair to either party who love each other dearly. Remember that loved ones want you to be happy as well!
What is Respite Care?
Respite care service from FirstLight of the Valley, serving the communities of Youngstown, Boardman, and Austintown, allows you to take some time off from your responsibilities as a primary caregiver so you can focus on yourself for a while. While you’re away, we’re there to make sure that your loved one is well taken care of. Our professional and compassionate caregivers can provide respite care at home or any setting for a couple of hours, an entire day, overnight, or even longer-term if needed. We’re here whether you need us once, or on a recurring schedule. While we specialize in elderly respite care in Youngstown, Boardman, and Austintown, our services are available to any adult needing our help.
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
Caregiving is only one segment of who you are. If you forget to tend to all the many other wonderful things that make up your life, your spouse, family and friends, your interests and hobbies, your career, you may be destined for trouble. Family caregivers who never take necessary time for themselves typically experience increased levels of stress, fatigue and even more fatal health conditions.
It’s normal and healthy to want time for yourself without feeling guilty. Everyone is entitled to a break; to step outside the everyday routines and recharge, relax and refresh. It’s healthy, common and helps to strengthen the valuable relationship you share with the people you care for. After all, when you’re vivacious and fun, both parties are better off. FirstLight elderly care and respite care services will help reveal the “you” you’ve been holding out on without compromising the integrity, quality, attention and loving care your family member needs. Located in Youngstown, we proudly offer our elderly and respite care services to Boardman and Austintown.
Contact us today to see how we can help.
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