Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Caretaking can be absolutely exhausting. The amount of patience, compassion, and care that you have for your loved ones is clear through your dedication to providing the absolute best for them, and ensuring their best quality of life. However, even the most loving and dedicated caretaker needs a break once in a while! Not allowing yourself breaks and maintaining self-care practices can lead to burnout and eventual resentment for the loved one who needs your assistance. The last thing you would want is to feel like caretaking is an obligation, and this can happen when you neglect your own needs for too long. Your loved one appreciates all that you do for them, but it is important for both of you that the caretaker has a break now and again!
What Is Respite Care?
Luckily, FirstLight Home Care of Louisville has a solution for you. Respite care from our in-home caregivers in St. Matthews, Jeffersontown and Middletown, is a service we provide that allows you to take some much-deserved time to yourself while maintaining the same high-quality care that you insist upon for your loved one. Whether you need a few hours to run errands or even a day or two to yourself, FirstLight can provide a trusted, trained caregiver to assist your elderly loved one while you are away.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Reminders to take medications
- Mobility assistance
- Bathing and hygiene assistance
- Dementia-specific assistance
- Accommodations for special diets
- Simple meal preparation
- Basic housekeeping tasks such as laundry
- Assorted household chores
- Plus so much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
Some days, it may feel like caretaking takes all that you have in you. It is a full-time job, and it can feel like your own wants and needs are falling to the wayside as you care for the person in your life who needs you the most. It is crucial to remember that you can’t be a safe and reliable caregiver if you don’t take time for yourself- time to enjoy hobbies, time with friends and family, or even work. Burnout is very possible, and the last thing you would want is for your loved one’s health to suffer because you haven’t taken care of yourself!
FirstLight is here to help. You can enjoy some “you” time, guilt-free with our St. Matthews, Jeffersontown and Middletown area respite care services and in-home caregivers. Take some time to regain your energy and come back to your loved one refreshed and ready to assist. You never have to worry- our caretakers will provide the high level of quality care that your loved one deserves.
FirstLight Home Care of Louisville provides respite care and in-home caregiver services to the communities of St. Matthews, Jeffersontown, Middletown, Newburg, Hurstbourne, Buechel and Fern Creek.
Contact us today at 502-632-0448 to see how we can help.