Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Regardless if you are tending to the needs of an elderly family member, someone who is chronically ill, or a disabled individual, you do it because you are a loving and exceptionally caring individual. Your desire to do everything you can for their comfort and well-being is admirable and it goes to show how big of a heart you have. It is a powerful testament to the fact you are a hospitable, generous, caring, patient and a loving person.
Nevertheless, you are a human being and you have your own needs to tend to as well. Caregiving can be mentally and physically consuming. If you are doing everything for the ill or disabled person at home and not taking care of yourself – it may lead to undesired healthy and emotional consequences. Over time, as you spend more time and money taking care of the patient and not yourself, putting their priorities in front of yours, the resulting outcome may foster unintended anger and resentment. Moreover, this can destroy your cherished relationship with your loved one. This is neither fair to you nor the person you are taking care of.
What Is Respite Care?
The best thing about FirstLight Home Care’s respite services is the fact it enables you to take break for yourself when caring for a loved one. You can let go of your responsibilities towards the patient for a little bit, unwind, unhinge and take care yourself in the process. While you go out with your friends, have a good time, go on a vacation, or whatever it may be with your free time, we take care of the patient for you in the best of manners and with extreme care and professionalism. We have experienced caregivers that you can call to help you for a couple of hours, on a regular schedule, on a long-term basis, overnight, or longer. Our caregivers can be made available irrespective of whether you need our services once or on a day-to-day basis. Our respite care and elder care services are available throughout Greeley, Fort Collins, and Northern Colorado.
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
Being a responsible and loving caregiver is one part of who you are. However, it’s important to remember it’s only part of who you are, and there are other aspects that make you who you are today. If you don’t take care of your responsibilities as a spouse, father/mother, or take care of yourself, pursue your interests, your career and hobbies – it can lead to a long road of unintended consequences. Not taking care of yourself can lead to frustration, stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation and other health complications.
You don’t have to feel guilty about taking time for yourself. You are a human being, after all, you deserve all the rest in the world too. You should pursue all those activities that make you happy, content, and give you’re the strength to push on. Being healthy and mentally strong yourself can do wonders not only for yourself, but for the relationship you cherish so much with your loved one. FirstLight’s respite programs are designed to make you “you” again. Our respite care and elderly care services are available throughout Greeley, Fort Collins, and Northern Colorado.
Contact us today to see how we can help.