Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
If you are a caregiver to a loved one, whether they are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill, you do so from the heart. Your selfless sincerity in maintaining their quality of life and providing for their needs speaks volumes about you; specifically that you are incredibly compassionate, generous, and patient. You would go to the ends of the earth to help those you care about in your life.
But perhaps you have gotten so absorbed in your role as caregiver that you’ve forgotten about yourself? Such a physically and emotionally demanding job can take a toll on your own health and happiness if you neglect your own need for space and personal fulfillment. When you continually put other’s needs above your own, this gives resentment the opportunity to grow, and if left unaddressed, can sour even the most loving relationship. Caregiving should not be reduced to a task of obligation, as that is not fair to either you or the person you love and tend to. Both parties’ happiness is important here!
What Is Respite Care?
When the time comes for you to step away from your caregiving responsibilities and refocus on your life for a while, our elderly respite care services here at FirstLight Home Care in Licking and Fairfield Counties are just what the doctor ordered. You can rest easy knowing that your loved one is in good hands with us while you are away. Our highly skilled and compassionate Newark, Granville and Heath respite caregivers are standing by, ready to take over for whatever timeline you need- from a few hours to overnight, and even longer-term. We will work with your schedule, whether you only need us once or you’d like to set up recurring respite care for your loved one. Although we specialize in elderly care, we are happy to provide our services to any adult in need in Newark, Granville, Heath and the surrounding communities.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Medication reminders
- Help with personal mobility
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Elderly Care
- Dementia care
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Other household chores
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
It’s important to keep your role as caregiver in perspective, as it is only one part of who you are. Don’t let the rest of your life fall into neglect, including your spouse, friends, hobbies, and career, otherwise you may be headed for serious difficulty. Excess stress, exhaustion and burnout are common among family caregivers, and can even lead to severe health challenges.
Don’t feel guilty about wanting some time away to yourself now and then. All of us deserve the space and chance to jump out of our routines and relax and re-energize, and that well-earned break can actually strengthen our relationships. In the end, being refreshed, recharged, and alert makes you a better caregiver and makes it easier on your loved one too. We at FirstLight are happy to provide Newark elderly care and respite care services to your loved ones in to help you get back in touch with yourself and your life, without sacrificing the exceptional quality of care that your loved one deserves.
Contact us today to see how we can help.