Scranton & Dunmore Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
As difficult as it may be, you care for our loved ones because you love and care about them, regardless of whether they’re a senior, chronically ill, or face another life hardship. Your care for them is a positive reflection of you; it shows that you’re committed to following through with their care and that they live the best life possible. Your compassionate and generous spirit is evident, and whatever it takes to help someone you love, you’re happy to do so.
However, are you neglecting your own wellbeing in the process of caring for another individual? Stress and burnout are common afflictions for anyone undertaking caregiving responsibilities, particularly if you pay scant attention to your physical and emotional health. Putting your life and happiness on hold can bring out moments of resentment, particularly when priority of care is given to others, and you take a back seat. Left untreated, resentment takes on a life of its own, spiraling down from a once lovely relationship to one burdened by obligation. This observation may be unfair to both parties. But keep in mind that your love one has your best interest at heart!
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight in-home care and respite care services in Scranton and Dunmore alleviate pressure off your caregiving responsibilities, allowing you to relax and practice self-care during your break. During your absence, your loved ones are well looked after in-home or other facilities by caring and compassionate caregivers. With our reliable in-home care services, you have the option to schedule care services for any duration you wish, from a few hours to several weeks, or on a recurring basis as necessary. We specialize in senior respite care but we extend our services to include any adult in need of assistance.
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
Try to avoid defining yourself as merely a caregiver. Be willing to embrace other parts of your life that make you unique—your relationships, your aspirations, your interests, and your career or lifestyle choices—otherwise, you could face major hurdles. Caregivers who neglect their own personal needs can fall victim to life-long problems like caregiver stress, fatigue, and compromised health.
It’s perfectly acceptable to take a guilt-free time out. You deserve a break now and then, seizing the opportunity to rewind, recharge, and relieve your worries. Temporary breaks are a healthy way to ultimately appreciate and nurture your relationship, and view your loved one in a more loving way. If both parties are happy, everyone wins in the end. Let FirstLight in-home care and respite care services in Scranton and Dunmore help you rediscover the real ‘you’ that was left behind. In your time off, quality of care for your loved one continues as promised.
Contact FirstLight today to learn about the differences our in home care and respite care in Scranton and Dunmore can make in both you and your loved ones lives.