Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
There’s no greater gift that you can give to your elderly, disabled, or chronically ill loved one than your time and attention. Being a caregiver takes unparalleled levels of compassion, patience, exacting attention to detail, and even endurance. Every single one of us at FirstLight Home Care deeply respects that and commends you for it. We understand how challenging it can be to care for a sick loved one, and how important it is that you – the caregiver – take regular breaks. When you’re dedicated to giving your relative the very best care that you can give, it gets easy to disregard caring for yourself. This can lead to exhaustion, burnout, and a host of health issues, including high blood pressure, high stress levels, heart issues, adrenal fatigue, migraines, anxiety, and even shortened life span. It can also lead to a strained relationship with your sick relative and other family members. The care that you give your loved one is priceless. Safeguard it by remembering to take regular time out to focus on yourself. The best way to do this is with our respite care and in home care services available in Libertyville, Deerfield, and Lake Forest.
What is Respite Care?
When you need to take time out from caring from your loved one, FirstLight Home Care steps in to help with respite care and in home care throughout Libertyville, Deerfield, and Lake Forest. Our Respite Services provide you with the opportunity to take a much-needed break from your duties as caregiver, time that you can spend pampering yourself and tending to other necessary tasks. While you take a moment to exercise, run errands, socialize, work, or even take a vacation, you’ll know that your loved one is being expertly cared for. Our services can be tailored to your unique needs, and we’re available for all time periods from a single day to daily care and even longer term periods such as vacations and work-related travel.
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
Always remember that caregiving is not your only purpose in life. You are a whole human being and need a full, purposeful life that includes caregiving, but isn’t dominated by it. It’s only one component of who you are. What’s more, self-neglect is the number one reason why caregivers burn out, develop health issues, or experience strained relations with their loved one.
It’s okay to need a break. In fact it’s vital to preserving your health and your beautiful relationship with your loved one that you do take time for yourself! Taking care of yourself, meeting up with friends, exercising, getting fresh air, even vacationing help you keep your spirits and your energy levels up. There’s absolutely no shame in taking advantage of every opportunity to restore your body and mind. It’s why FirstLight offers such robust respite care and in home care services to clients in Libertyville, Deerfield, and Lake Forest. You’ll be able to start each day as caregiver ready to go and with a smile on your face.
Contact us today to see how we can help.