Respite Care Services Provide Relief
When you provide daily care for the needs of a chronically ill, disabled or elderly family member, you do so because you care deeply about them. Your ongoing commitment to ensuring that your loved one is provided for and enjoys quality of life is honorable and thoughtful. Your desire to do whatever you can to help shows you’re caring, patient and generous.
However, you also need to think about yourself. Caring for someone else can be demanding, exhausting and stressful. If you don’t take care of your own needs, it can have negative consequences for you and the one you are caring for. If you feel unfulfilled and unhappy you might come to resent your loved one and view the care you provide as a burden, rather than an act of love. This could ruin your relationship with your loved one and it shouldn’t have to come to that.
What Is Respite Care?
The purpose of our respite care and elderly care in Basking Ridge, Morristown, and surrounding areas is to permit you to take a little time off from your caregiving responsibilities so you can think about your own needs. You can rest easy knowing that during the time you’re not there, your loved one will receive the best care. Our compassionate, and highly trained caregivers can come to your home and offer care services for a few hours, a day, overnight or a longer time if required. You can decide whether you need us only once, occasionally or more often. Although we are very experienced in respite care for the elderly, we are more than happy to offer our services to any adult patient in need.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Assistance with medication
- Personal companionship
- Mobility assistance
- Hygiene assistance
- Dementia care
- Meal preparation and special diets
- Doing the laundry
- Basic light housekeeping
- Household chores
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
Working as a caregiver for a family member or loved one should not be all that you are. If you ignore the things in your life that define you as an individual – such as your career, friendships, hobbies or sports – you will encounter problems down the road with your own life and well-being. Anyone in the role of a primary caregiver who fails to care for themselves may experience higher stress, physical/mental exhaustion and serious damage to their health.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting a guilt free time to yourself. We all deserve the chance to take a break by stepping away from our daily routine to refresh ourselves and relax for a while. It’s perfectly normal and healthy and can improve the relationship you enjoy with the one you provide care for. If you’re happier and re-energized, both you and the patient will benefit. Our respite care and elderly care, available to the communities of Mendham, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and surrounding, allows you to get back to being “you” again in a way that doesn’t diminish the quality of the care your family member receives.
If you are the primary caregiver in need of relief, or have a loved one who needs full-time care, contact FirstLight Home Care today. Our respite care and elderly care is available to Basking Ridge, Morristown, and all surrounding Morris County and Somerset County areas.