Matthews, NC

Charlotte Respite Care

To Give You a Much Needed Break

When you act as a caregiver for a senior, a chronically ill family member or a disabled loved one, you are doing it because you love that person. The fact that you’re committed to making sure that person has everything they need in order to enjoy life speaks volumes about you. There’s no doubt that you are patient, giving and compassionate. There’s nothing you wouldn’t do to help a loved one.

However, you have needs too. Caregiving is hard work, and if you’re putting someone’s well-being over your own, that can lead to trouble. By not attending to your own happiness and health, you can grow resentful as you continue to sacrifice your needs for the needs of others. If you don’t resolve this somehow, your resentment can grow worse, and the amazing relationship that you once cherished can turn into an obligatory job. That’s not good for you or the person you care for. Keep in mind that your loved one wishes for you to be happy as well.

What is Respite Care?

FirstLight’s respite care services in Matthews, Pineville, Charlotte and the surrounding community let you step away from your caregiving duties so that you can tend to your own needs, and we’ll take excellent care of your loved one while you are away. Whether you need respite care services for two hours, a whole day, the whole night or even longer, our professional and empathetic caregivers are here to help. We can provide regularly scheduled respite care services, but we also offer one-time assistance. Even though our specialty is elderly care in Matthews and Pineville, we’re ready to provide respite care to any adult that needs our aid.

FirstLight Charlotte Respite Care Services
  • Companionship
  • Medication reminders
  • Elderly Care
  • Help with personal mobility
  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Dementia care
  • Special diets and meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Other household chores
  • And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself

You are a caregiver, but you are many other things too. You could end up in a terrible situation if you don’t pay attention to the other important aspects of your life such as your spouse, family, friends, job and your favorite activities and pastimes. High levels of stress, fatigue and health problems are all possibilities for family caregivers who don’t care for themselves.

You aren’t a bad person for needing time for yourself. We all need to get away momentarily from our cares and concerns so that we can rest, recharge and restore ourselves. It’s good for your health, and it’s good for your relationship with your loved one. When you’re well rested, you and your loved one will both benefit. If you want to rediscover your true self without depriving your loved one of the care and attention he or she needs, FirstLight Home Care Charlotte respite care and elderly care services can help.

FirstLight Home Care provides respite care and elderly care services to the entire Greater Charlotte area, including Pineville and Charlotte, NC.

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