Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
You want the best for your loved one because you care. Whether your loved one is elderly or chronically ill, your dedication to giving them the best possible quality of life tells us that you act out of love. Your dedication tells us you’re kind, giving, and compassionate— you’ll do whatever it takes to help the ones you love.
But what about your needs? Being a caregiver is very demanding, and providing such extensive care to a loved one at the cost of taking care of yourself can have negative, unintended consequences. Putting someone else’s priorities ahead of yours could lead to issues of resentment later on as you push your own happiness and fulfillment aside. Over time, this resentment can grow to unhealthy proportions and turn a relationship that was once great into one that feels like a chore. If your relationship with your loved one is deteriorating as a result, it’s not fair to you or the person you care so dearly for. Your love one wants the best for you too! This is why we offer respite care and in home care services to adults in need throughout Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Fenton, and Flint.
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight’s respite care service can give you the chance to step away from the responsibilities of being a caregiver and allow you to focus on your personal needs. We will be here for you to make sure your loved one is cared for by our professional and compassionate caregivers. Primary caregivers are available to provide respite care based on your needs, whether it is for daytime/nighttime shifts or even long-term. Our team is here for you at any time, be it once or on a fixed schedule. Though our respite care and in home care programs specialize in elderly care, this service is available to adults of any age in need of help in Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Fenton, and Flint.
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
Caregiving can be a rewarding but strenuous job, so it can easily overwhelm you if you don’t take time to care for yourself. By neglecting the things that make you who you are– your hobbies, interests, friends, and family–you could experience the adverse side effects that may harm you in the long run. Family caregivers who don’t look after themselves are prone to increased stress, exhaustion, and other adverse health issues.
Because of this, it is okay to want to have time for yourself without feeling guilty. Taking a break to re-energize, catch your breath, and relax is healthy! It can even strengthen the relationship between you and the loved one you care for, as you both will be more happy and refreshed. With FirstLight respite care, you can regain your inner “you” without sacrificing the quality of attention and care your loved one deserves. For more information on our respite care and in home care services, contact us at FirstLight of Greater Genesee County, caring for the communities of Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Fenton, Flint, Davison, Lake Fenton, and Holly Swartz Creek.