Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
If you’re providing daily care for a disabled family member or loved one, you do it out of love, because you care. Your commitment to caring for your elderly or chronically ill family member says a lot about you. It says that you’re generous, patient, and warm-hearted. It also says that you would do anything possible to provide everything you can in order to help someone you love.
But what about your needs? Caregiving isn’t easy. It’s an exhausting job and can be extremely stressful sometimes. If you are caring for someone you love at the expense of caring for yourself, it could have unexpected consequences. Ignoring your own personal fulfillment and happiness can cause resentful feelings over time as you keep setting yourself aside for others. Left alone, the resentment can turn into full-grown animosity as a once-great relationship becomes an obligatory chore. This isn’t a good situation for you or your loved one. Don’t forget, the person you love wants you to be happy, too!
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight’s respite and in-home care service in Lexington and the surrounding area lets you take some time off and focus on your own needs for a while. Our compassionate and professional caregivers will be there while you’re away to make sure that your loved one is taken care of in the way you would expect. Our Lexington, Versailles, Georgetown, and Nicholasville area respite care and in-home caregiver services can be for a few hours, a day, or overnight, even long-term if you need it. Whether it’s once in a while or on a recurring schedule, we will be here for you. And although we specialize in elderly respite care, we provide our services to adults that need our help.
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
Being your loved one’s caregiver is only part of who you are. If you don’t take care of everything else that makes you who you are, it is certain to cause problems. Your spouse, family, friends, hobbies, interests, career – all of the things that matter to you are important too. Ignoring your own needs can cause increased stress, exhaustion, and even serious health complications. FirstLight can help, with our Lexington, Versailles, Georgetown, and Nicholasville respite care and in-home caregiver services.
It’s just fine to want to have some time to yourself, and you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. Everyone needs time to take a break and step away from the routing to relax and refocus. It’s completely normal for a healthy life and it can even strengthen the relationship between you and the person you’re caring for. When you’re healthy and relaxed, it’s better for both of you. Let FirstLight help you find what you’ve been missing without compromising the care and attention that you want for your loved one.
FirstLight Home Care offers the Lexington, Versailles, Georgetown, Nicholasville, Chevy Chase, Downtown, Ashland Park, Idle Hour, Stonewall, Palomar, Keene Trace, and Hamburg area with kind and compassionate respite care and in-home caregiver services.
Contact us today to see how we can help.