Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
When you are caring for an elderly or chronically ill family member, or a loved one with a disability, you do so out of love, because you care. Your commitment to making sure that he or she has everything needed for the best possible quality of life says a lot about you. It says that you’re compassionate, generous, and patient. And that you’d do anything in your power to help someone you care about.
FirstLight Home Care would like to help you think about your needs too. Caregiving is a demanding job, and if you’re caring for someone at the expense of taking care of yourself, it could lead to unintended consequences for you, the caregiver. When you put others’ priorities ahead of your own you can experience mental and physical burnout, rendering you unable of providing quality care for your loved one. Nobody wants their act of love to turn into a task of obligation, and when it does, it is not fair to you or the person you are caring for. So, remember to care for yourself during this process because, after all, your loved one wants you to be happy, too!
What Is Respite Care?
Chandler respite care service from FirstLight allows you to take some time off from your responsibilities as a primary caregiver so you can focus on your own needs for a little while. When you are away, we will be there to make sure that your loved one is well taken care of. Our professional and compassionate caregivers can provide respite care within your home or in any other appropriate setting for a couple of hours, an entire day, overnight, or even longer-term if needed. We’re here whether you need us just once or on a more recurring schedule. Also, while we specialize in elderly respite care, 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
At FirstLight we understand that being a caregiver is only part of who you are. If you do not attend to all the other things that make you who you are, such as your spouse, family and friends, your hobbies and interests, and your career, you could be headed for an emotional and physical overload. Family caregivers who don’t take time for themselves can experience increased levels of stress, exhaustion, and even serious health problems.
It’s OK to want some time for yourself and there is no need to feel guilty about it. Everyone deserves the opportunity to take a break. You should be able to step out of the everyday routine of care giving in order to relax, re-energize, and refresh. It’s healthy and normal to need those things and it can strengthen the relationship you enjoy with the person you care for. After all, when you’re happy and more energized, you’ll both be better off. FirstLight Chandler respite care services can help you find the “you” you’ve been missing without compromising the quality of care and attention your family member needs.
Contact us today to see how we can help.