Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
You are obviously someone who cares. Maybe you are taking care of a loved one with a disability, an elderly family member, or a chronically ill family member; you do it because you care. Your dedication to making sure they live a high-quality life speaks wonders about you. It reveals your patience, generosity, and tenderheartedness. It also shows just how far you will go take care of your loved ones.
But what about you and your needs? Caregiving is a demanding job, and if you’re looking after a loved one at the expense of taking care of yourself, it could lead to unintended consequences. Not paying attention to your personal happiness and fulfillment can create resentment over time, as you continue to put others’ priorities ahead of your own. Left unaddressed, this resentment can fester and grow until it transforms a once-great relationship into a task of obligation, and that’s not fair to you or the person you love so much. Remember…your loved one wants you to be happy, too!
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight Home Care of Metro Atlanta gives primary caregivers in the family the much-needed break they deserve; it’s time for you to put yourself first. During your time of absence, you can be confident in knowing that your loved one is getting the care and attention they need. Our caregivers, who are both professional and understanding, can provide respite services in the setting of your choice for any amount of time, from a few hours a day to long-term if needed. We are flexible. Whether you need us for one day or several times a week, we are eager to offer our elderly respite care services to any adult who needs it.
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!
Find Your Old Self
Don’t let being a caregiver become your only identity. Caregiving is only a part of who you are but it can easily become an all-consuming and overwhelming centerpiece feature in your life. Don’t forget that family, friends, career, hobbies, interests, and relaxing activities are also part of who you are. Neglecting yourself can cause elevated levels of stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and other serious health problems. Everyone deserves to step away from the constant caregiving routine and have time for your own self without feeling guilt. It’s healthy and normal to take a break from your daily caregiving to refresh and unwind. Time away will do wonders for your overall health and well-being and it will even strengthen your relationship with the person you care for. After all, when you are happy, healthy and more energized, you’ll both be better off.