Give Yourself a Break With Our Pinellas County Respite Care
When caring for family, there is a sense of responsibility due to your love and compassion for them and wanting them to be properly cared for. When their life changes due to disability, advanced age or illness, their dependence on you and others increases and your life changes as well. This requires you to make compromises with your time, friends, other family, career opportunities, extracurricular activities as well as alone time for yourself. This is a sacrifice that many are willing to make. However, if not addressed, you can experience unwanted consequences such as increased stress and resentment.
Finding a quality respite care or in home care provider can be challenging for those seeking care in Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, and surrounding Pinellas County communities. There is often a fear when leaving family with others. At FirstLight, we understand these feelings and are here to support you and assure you that it is ok to ask for help. We actually encourage it!
What is Respite Care?
FirstLight respite care and in home care services provides care to your adult loved one on a planned time frame in the comfort of their own homes in Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, or surrounding communities. This can be once or on a continuous planned schedule based on your needs. We can provide care within the home or other settings while you take time to run errands or participate in other activities, including taking care of yourself. We are available to help in short durations for a couple of hours, one day, throughout the night as well as longer periods of time based on your need.
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
It is important for caregivers to have periods of relief from their daily duties. Aside from being a caregiver, you have other qualities that you should continue to embrace. These qualities may include being a happy spouse, friend or parent. We believe in helping you restore your life’s balance and allowing you to remain energized to care for your loved one when needed. Caregiver responsibilities can be overwhelming and demanding without outside support.
There can be feelings of guilt that go along with wanting time off from your caregiver duties. Being a great caregiver means knowing when you need a break. By allowing yourself to receive our help, you are saying “yes” to your relaxation, improved health and energy rejuvenation. By regaining these elements, you can provide the best care with less of a challenge, which will also be noticed by your loved one. Let us help you be a better you.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today to learn more about our respite care and in home care services available throughout Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, Clearwater Beach, Belleair, Belleair Shore, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, and Pinellas Park.
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Give Yourself a Much Needed Break