Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
In life, we do many things for family and loved ones because we care deeply about them. As family members age or fall ill, we take it upon ourselves to ensure that all their needs are met and that they are enjoying the best quality of life that they can. This commitment to care is made from love, which requires a great deal of patience and benevolence.
However, many caregivers tend to burnout quickly without realizing it, simply because their hearts are so big that they forget to take time to care for themselves. As a family member of an ill or elderly individual, it can be very easy to pour all your time and energy into caregiving, and soon nothing is leftover. Unfortunately, neglecting your own happiness and health can lead to unintentional resentment of an ill or disabled family member. It isn’t fair to you or your loved one to turn a loving relationship into an obligation. FirstLight Home Care of Glendale can help, with our respite care and in-home caregiver services available in South Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and surrounding areas.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care and in-home caregivers makes it possible to care for an ill or elderly loved one while still taking time to enjoy the activities and people that bring you joy and relaxation. FirstLight of Glendale offers a guilt-free way of taking time off from caretaking, for as long as you need. Be it a couple hours to run errands, overnight to allow time for a work trip, or longer for vacation or other activities, FirstLight will provide a certified caregiver to ensure that your loved one is well cared for. Our respite care and in-home caregiver services are available for adults of all ages in Glendale, South Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge, on a one-time basis or recurring schedule.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Mobility assistance
- Personal hygiene care and bathing
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation and special diet assistance
- Companionship and conversation
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
- Minor housekeeping and chores
- So much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
One of the most important parts of being a caregiver is taking care of yourself. This means spending time with your family and friends, engaging in hobbies, going to work, and doing all the other things that make you, you! Being a caregiver is something that you do, but it is not the only thing that makes you who you are. Over time, if you do not make it a point to take time for yourself and take occasional respite from the caretaking job, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and eventually face stress-related health problems.
It is important and healthy to take time out of each day to spend on yourself. This allows you a chance to regain energy and enthusiasm for care giving, which puts you in a better position to take care of your loved one. When you take time to relax a little bit every day, this ensures that you don’t become lost in the shuffle. Caregiving is hard work, and when it’s time for a break, FirstLight will be ready to provide high-quality care from caregivers who are compassionate and will ensure that your loved one’s quality of care remains the same, even in your temporary absence.
FirstLight Home Care of Glendale provides respite care and in-home caregivers services to the communities of South Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Verdugo City, Burbank, Los Angeles, Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, El Monte, Montebello, and surrounding areas.
Contact us today to see how we can help.