Huntsville, AL

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

You care about your loved one, whether they are chronically ill, disabled, or an elderly family member, and you take care of them out of your great love for them. Your character, generosity, and compassion shines through because you’re committed to ensuring that your loved one has anything they need to live a life of quality.  It’s obvious that you’d do anything for those you love.

As a caregiver, sometimes your needs get pushed aside due to the demanding nature of the job. Giving up your own needs to take care of another person can create unintended consequences in your own life. Many times, caregivers find themselves unhappy and unfulfilled because they’re not paying attention to their personal lives and needs. Resentment can crop up when you don’t put your own desires at the top of the list. That resentment can grow as you put others’ needs in front of your own, and that can put an unnecessary strain on your relationship with your loved one. No one wants to feel like an obligation, and your loved one only wants happiness for you too! This is why FirstLight offers respite care and in home care services to the communities of Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur.

What is Respite Care?

When you need that time to refocus on yourself, FirstLight, serving Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur, is ready with respite care and in home care services that will ensure that your loved one is well taken care of while you take some much needed time off from being the primary caregiver. Time flexibility is a perk as our compassionate and well-trained caregivers can tend to your loved one for a couple of hours, an entire day, overnight, or even long-term, if desired. Whether you need us on a recurring basis or just one time, we’re here for your needs. And, although our specialty is elderly respite care, our services are open to any adult requiring assistance.

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

Caregivers can often lose themselves in the stress of taking care of someone else, but remember it’s only a small part of who you are. You have to take time to tend to all parts of your life – including relationships with those you love, like your spouse, kids, and friends. Continue to pursue your favorite hobbies and interests and career aspirations. All of these things make up who you are, and without them you’re likely to burn out because of the increased stress and exhaustion. Not taking time for yourself can even lead to serious health issues.

Everyone needs a break sometimes, and caregivers must do it without feeling guilty. You can’t give what you don’t have, so it’s important to re-energize, relax, and get out of your routine from time to time. It’s normal and healthy to take some time out for yourself, and it can make the relationship you have with your loved one even stronger. Let FirstLight respite care services take care of your family member so that you can rediscover yourself, without compromising their care. Contact us today to learn more about our respite care and in home care services available in Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Hampton Cove, Toney, Meridianville, Hazel Green, Harvest, East Limestone, and Athens.

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