Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Being a caregiver is a rewarding responsibility, but it can also consume much of your emotional, mental and physical energy. There are times when taking a break from your loved one’s care seems impossible. When he or she needs your constant care and support, you may have little time to take care of yourself or other family members. FirstLight Homecare is here to help with respite care and elderly care, available to the communities of Maryville, Knoxville, and Farragut.
What Is Respite Care?
Our respite care and elderly care programs enable your loved one to remain in their comfortable home environment while you get some much-needed rest or relief. This short-term break can help to relieve stress and promote balance in your life so your energy is restored as a supported and valued caregiver. Your period of respite might be for a few hours, a day or longer. Whatever your need, we have a team of caregivers in Maryville, Knoxville, Farragut, and the surrounding communities available to render the respite care or elderly care services you need.
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
Caring for a family member is a labor of love where you may find spending more time with your loved one means you are neglecting self-care. Vacations, hobbies, getting together with friends or simply being alone take a back seat. You might begin feeling distracted at work and becoming more stressed when your children or spouse need more of your time. Eventually, juggling the responsibilities of caregiving with every aspect of your life takes its toll and diminishes your overall quality of life.
In the meantime, you may neglect good health habits such as eating properly, sleeping and exercising despite the obvious toll it is taking on your body. Being a caregiver who neglects your own health exposes you to the risk of chronic conditions that can hinder how effective you are with caring for your loved one.
Before going any further, it is time to pause and decide how much good you can be for the person in your care if you become ill. It is critical to take good care of yourself while you are looking after a loved one.
Respite care and elderly care from FirstLight in Maryville, Knoxville, Farragut, and the surrounding communities offers temporary relief from caring for a loved one by restoring your energy and ability to help them live a full life.
Contact FirstLight today to learn how our respite care and elderly care services, available in Maryville, Knoxville, Farragut, and surrounding areas, can provide much needed relief from your primary caregiving role.
Contact us today to see how we can help.