Dothan, AL

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

Caring for a loved one requires a heart of compassion. Whether you are caring for an elderly or chronically ill family member, or loved one with a disability, you continue to care for them because of love. Your commitment to making sure your loved one has a great quality of life is impressive. Your compassion, generosity, and patience is a special power. By receiving your collaboration with FirstLight of Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark, we can grow those powers that will allow you to focus on your individual needs, through our respite care and in home care services.

As you care for your loved one, keep in mind that your needs are important too. Caregiving is a demanding job and neglecting yourself in the midst of caring for someone can lead to unintended consequences. Lacking the opportunity to focus on your personal happiness, health, and fulfillment can create resentment as you put other priorities before yours.  Resentment left unattended can develop until it transforms a once great relationship into a task of obligation. Remember your happiness is important and can allow you to be the best person you can be for your loved one.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care and in home care services from FirstLight in Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark allows you to gain a break from responsibilities as a primary caregiver, therefore, giving you the opportunity to focus on yourself. We are there to make sure your loved one is receiving quality and compassionate care while you are away. Our professional caregivers can provide respite care services at home or any setting for a couple hours, entire day, overnight, and even long-term. We are always open to receiving any appointments. Our specialty is in elderly care; however, our services are available to any adult needing assistance.

FirstLight Respite Care Services 
  • Companionship
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with personal mobility
  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Dementia care
  • Special diets and meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry (washing/folding)
  • Other household chores
  • And much more!
Remember to Let the Inner You Shine

Being a caregiver is only one part of you. There is a need for you to do the things that make you happy—your spouse or other family and friends, hobbies, interests, and career. If these go neglected, your happiness is compromised. Family caregivers who do not take the time for themselves can experience increased levels of stress, exhaustion, and serious health problems.

It is acceptable to want some time for yourself, without guilt. Everyone deserves the opportunity to take a break; step out of the everyday routine to relax, re-energize, and refresh. It’s healthy, normal, and can strengthen the relationship you enjoy with the person you care for. After all, when you’re happy and more energized, you will both be better off. FirstLight respite care and in home care services in Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark can help you find the “you” you’ve been missing without compromising the quality of care and attention your family member needs.



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