Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Those caring for elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family members may often need some help to continue to provide a high level of care they strive for. The commitment required to take care of another person can be difficult at times, but often it is family members who can provide the best and most loving care. The outpouring of love, compassion, generosity, and patience can be demanding, and it is important that caregivers continue to care for themselves so that they can continue to care well for others.
At FirstLight Home Care of NW Dayton, our Vandalia respite care and in home caregiver services are available to give individuals a much-needed break from the intense work of caring for their loved one. This break is important—caregivers must attend to their own needs, if they are going to be able to continue caring for their loved ones. Attending to your own personal happiness and health is critical to the caregiving process. Putting another person’s priorities constantly ahead of your own can lead to many other problems, including resentment and frustration, turning a task of love into an unwanted obligation. Your loved one would want you to be happy and healthy, as well, knowing that your best self can provide the best care.
What Is Respite Care?
The respite care and in home caregiver services that FirstLight of NW Dayton provides in Vandalia, Englewood, Dayton, Clayton and additional Ohio communities will allow opportunity for caregivers to take a well-deserved break from the heavy responsibilities involved with caring for their loved ones. During the caregiver’s time away, loved ones are carefully attended to and cared for by our highly qualified and professional caregivers, with a level of compassion and patience similar to that of a loving family member. Respite care and in home caregiver services are available for a few hours up to long-term assignments, as needed. These services are also available whether you would use them once or on a regular basis. Our caregivers do specialize in caring for elderly individuals, but can handle any adult in need of assistance.
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
Although your role as a caregiver is a very important one, it is only a part of your identify. It is still important to attend to the other things that fill your life, such as paying attention to your spouse, children, friends, as well as your own personal hobbies or interests. And, don’t forget about your career! Without finding the balance between all of these parts of your life, you are at a high risk for health problems that are related to stress or exhaustion, or simply not paying attention to your own needs.
Many caregivers experience guilt related to taking care of themselves when their loved one needs so much from them or is suffering. But, taking these breaks is a healthy way to help balance the demands of a very busy life that includes caregiving. When you take a break from the demands of caregiving, you may feel like your energy is restored and you are relaxed and refreshed. This will allow you to better care for your loved one in the way that you would want to. FirstLight of NW Dayton respite care and in home caregiver services available in Vandalia, Englewood, Dayton, and Clayton can help you to be more relaxed and refreshed by taking care of your loved one while you take a break. This can help to improve and strengthen your relationship with your loved one, guilt-free. FirstLight offers high-quality care and the same attention to caring that you wish to provide.
FirstLight Home Care of NW Dayton services the communities of Vandalia, Clayton, Englewood, Tipp City, Dayton, Brookville, Clayton, Huber Heights, Springfield, New Carlisle, Union and West Milton with respite care and in home caregiver services.
Contact us today to see how we can help.