Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
If you’re providing caregiving services to a loved one that is elderly, chronically ill, or suffering with a disability, you understand how incredibly rewarding this can feel. You’re showing the ultimate act of love by being there when your loved one needs you most. However, when you give so much of yourself to another, it’s important that you check in every now and again to see how you’re feeling, and to make sure that you’re taking care of your own needs as well.
This is where our respite care and elderly care in Rugby, Minot, Devil’s Lake and surrounding areas comes into play. We’re here to lend a helping hand and ensure your loved one gets the best care while you’re away. It’s not possible, or practical, for one person to tend to the needs of another 24/7, and care for themselves at the same time.
Neglecting to care for yourself by continually putting the needs of others before your own can lead to caregiver burnout, as well as to your serious physical decline. If you sometimes feel like you’re under heightened stress, exhaustion, fatigue, or more irritable than usual, you might need to take a break away from caregiving to refresh and revitalize yourself. You’ll come back stronger for it, and avoid turning what was once taken on as an act of love, into a resented chore that’s taking its toll on your mental and physical health.
FirstLight Home Care Respite Services include:
- Dementia care
- Personal care, including bathing, dressing, and grooming
- Continence and toilet care
- Companionship and social interaction
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation
- Mobility and transportation
- Light housework and household tasks
- And more!
Remember to Be Yourself
It’s important to remember that being a caregiver is only part of who you are. There’s so much more to you outside of your caregiving role, including your friends, family, career, and hobbies you enjoy so much. It’s okay and normal to want time for yourself. Without those other elements in your life, it’s becomes too easy to lose yourself. Whether just a few hours, or a few days, FirstLight Home Care provides the compassionate respite care and elderly care in Rugby, Minot, Devil’s Lake and surrounding areas, for your loved ones needs while you take much-needed and much-deserved time out for yourself. Rest easy knowing that your loved one is in excellent care with FirstLight Home Care. Contact us today to learn how our respite care can help you and your loved one.