Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
If you’re providing full time care for an older family member or someone with a chronic condition, we understand that love and compassion define your interactions. You have made a huge commitment to something crucially important: making sure your loved one is able to continue with the best quality of life possible for them. We think that says a lot about your character and tells us that you are a compassionate, generous, and patient person.
But when it comes to the demands of elderly caregiving, we also understand that elderly caregivers tend to put themselves second after the person they take care of. There are unintended consequences that caregivers experience when they put their own needs on a shelf in order to care for another. Overtime, resentment can build and erupt before you even realize it’s a problem. Many great relationships have been rendered tasks of obligation without fulfillment because of the demands of caregiving. You want your loved one to live a full life, but your loved one wants you to be happy as well! Our dedicated caregivers at FirstLight of Marin County provides excellent respite care and elderly care in San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Napa and the surrounding Marin County.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is a short relief designed to give you, the caregiver, a little time away from your responsibilities in order to focus on your own needs and refresh yourself. As you take some time for yourself, FirstLight is there to provide the quality respite care and elderly care your loved one has grown accustomed to. Our caring and dedicated caregivers can arrange respite care or elderly care services for a couple of hours, a whole day, an overnight stay, or even longer if required. Many of our clients have a regular schedule of respite care or elderly care in order to make sure their caregivers have a chance to periodically refresh. Although we are most experienced with providing respite care to older seniors, we are also able to provide services to any adult.
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 a fulltime caregiver can feel all consuming. If you take the time to do the activities that are a part of the person you are (like other family members, friends, things you are interested in, your job) you could be heading for caregiver burnout. Increased stress, exhaustion, and even serious problems with your health are all characteristics of caregivers who don’t take care of themselves.
Don’t feel guilty if you want to take some personal time. Taking a break from the round the clock care needed by a family member is perfect normal and healthy. In fact, it’s needed to relax, re-energize, and refresh. Many caregivers who take breaks report that their relationship with the person they take care of actually improves. It makes sense; you are a better caregiver when you have more energy and when you feel happier. FirstLight respite care and elderly care gives you the opportunity to be the person you’ve been missing, without taking away from the quality of care and attention your loved one requires. We are trusted caregivers providing the best respite care and elderly care services in San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Napa and the surrounding Marin County neighborhood.
Contact us today to see how we can help.