Brookfield, WI

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

If you’re providing elderly care, caring for a seriously ill family member, or a disabled loved one, you’re doing it because you love and care for the person. The commitment you’ve made to ensure they receive the best possible quality of life says a lot about your character. It exemplifies your benevolence, compassion, and patience, and shows that you would move mountains to help the people you love.

But have you stopped to consider your own needs? Caregiving is a stressful job, and if you’re transmitting energy over to someone else while neglecting yourself this could lead to negative consequences. Failing to pay attention to your personal happiness and well-being creates resentment that grows and festers over time. Left unattended, this resentment can transform a once happy relationship into a circumstance of obligation and misery. This isn’t fair to either party. Remember, your loved ones want you to be happy and well too!

What Is Respite Care?

FirstLight’s care services allow you to take some much deserved time off from your responsibilities as a primary caregiver so you can develop yourself. While you’re relaxing, we’ll be there ensuring your loved one is well cared for. Our professional and benevolent in home care professionals will provide respite care in your home or any alternative setting for a few hours, a whole day, overnight, or even long term if required. We’re here to help whether you need us once or on a repeating schedule. We specialize in elderly respite care, however our broad services are available to all adults needing our help.

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
  • Other household chores
  • And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself

Working as a caregiver is only a fraction of who you are. If you forget to tend to the other important things that make you who you are, like your spouse, hobbies, friends, interests, or career – you could be destined for a difficult life. Family caregivers who never take time for themselves typically experience increased levels of fatigue and distress, which can lead to serious health ailments.

It’s perfectly healthy to take time for yourself, without stress. Everyone deserves a break; to step outside the tumultuous events of the grind and relax, re-energize, and revamp your life. It’s common, healthy, fun and strengthens the relationships you share with friends and family. After all, if you’re happy, everyone else is better off. FirstLight’s care services will help you uncover the hidden “you” without compromising the quality of care and time every family member deserves.

Contact us today today to see how our care services can make a difference in you and your loved ones.

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