Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Your commitment as a caregiver for a loved one or for an elderly or chronically ill family member in need is done out of pure love for this individual. The commitment you have for this individual and to making sure they have everything they need for the best quality of life says so much about you. You are compassionate, generous, and patient. That compassion, generosity, and patience empowers you to do anything within your reach to help your loved one.
When putting an individual’s priorities ahead of your own, your own needs eventually go unmet. Caring for a loved one is a demanding job, but caring for someone while not taking care of yourself, can lead to undesirable consequences. Over time, resentment can build as you neglect your personal happiness and fulfillment. This resentment can grow to the point of turning the relationship with the individual into an obligation. This is not fair to you or to the person you love – Your loved one wants you to be happy!
What Is Respite Care?
One of the many in-home care services provided by FirstLight Home Care of Katy and Cypress is respite care and providing an in home caregiver. This service allows you to take a break from your responsibilities as a caregiver to focus on yourself. We will make sure your loved one is well taken care of while you take that break, giving you peace-of-mind. Our professional Katy respite care and in home caregivers can provide the best care in Katy, Cypress, or any surrounding community in the comfort of your home or any other setting. It can be for a few hours, a full day, overnight, or longer-term, if needed. Whether you need FirstLight respite services once or on a recurring schedule, we are here to help. While FirstLight specializes in Katy respite care, we can provide the service to any adult in need.
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
You wear many hats. Caregiving is only one of them. In addition to caregiving, there are many other things in your life that need tending – your spouse, family, friends, hobbies and interests, and career. If you don’t tend to these, you may find yourself in trouble. Stress levels, exhaustion, and serious health problems can develop if you do not take a break from the caregiving role.
Give yourself permission to take time for yourself. It is okay. Don’t feel guilty. We all need to take a break, to get away from the daily routine in order to relax, recoup energy, and refresh. These breaks are healthy. They are normal. Your relationship with the one for whom you provide care will be strengthened as you take time for yourself. When you are happy and refreshed, you will both benefit. Let FirstLight help you take care of you by providing quality professional Cypress and Katy respite care and in home caregivers for your family member while you take a break.
Contact us today to see how we can help.