Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Your gentle and benevolent character really shines through when you are working towards getting the best quality of care for your loved one. Regardless if you are caring for an ill friend, older family member, or other loved one who has a disability, you are exhibiting love and patience in a hard time, which is extremely honorable.
Unfortunately, though, caring for others can take a huge toll on you. Your well-being is also important, because if you are unwell it is harder to take care of someone else. Putting other’s needs and desires before your own all the time can cause bitterness, which can ruin relationships and cause tension. Your priorities are important, too, and your loved one wouldn’t want you to be resentful. Therefore, it is important to address your needs every once in a while, and FirstLight of Livonia’s respite care and in home care services can assist you and your loved one at these times.
What Is Respite Care?
When you just need a break, FirstLight can give you as much time off as you need. Despite our specialization being elderly respite care, we are here for adults of all ages. Regardless how long you need Livonia respite care and in home care services, we always focus on your loved one and make sure you have peace of mind knowing he or she is in good hands. We are here for both short-term and long-term needs, and we can help you no matter how many times you need us. We can take over your role as the primary caretaker for a while to let you get the downtime you deserve.
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
Even though it is easier said than done, it is crucial to take time for yourself. You must pay attention to the other parts of your life that matter too, such as your spouse and children, your friends, recreational activities, and your job. Having these things in your life can help you take your mind off of your affected loved one, which can lower your stress and fatigue as well as improve your overall health. It is important to avoid letting your role as a caregiver start to define you.
In exchange for the amount of time and effort you put into your loved one and his or her needs and wishes, you deserve some time for yourself. Your loved one’s happiness partially depends on your happiness. Taking time off from being a caregiver can help you relax and regain the view of your overall goal, which is to positively help your loved one cope with whatever he or she is going through. To do this, however, you sometimes may need to find yourself again, and FirstLight can give you the time off to do that. There is no need to feel guilty if you just want some time off. Contact us today to learn more about our respite care and in home care services in Livonia, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Plymouth, and Northville.