Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Out of the love of your heart – just think of the care you unselfishly give every day. Are you caring for a family member who is elderly or chronically ill? Maybe you are seeing to a loved one who has a disability, and you are continuously pouring the love from your heart because you care so much. You want to supply your dear one with everything needed to bring the best possible quality to his or her life. And you always give everything you have, to help that someone you care for. This says so much about your commitment and your character!
So… what about your own needs? Because caregiving is such a demanding job, an unforeseen chain of events can occur if you push your own needs into the background and neglect to take care of your own needs. In time, resentment may build, as you move your own personal fulfillment and needs to the back burner. If you keep putting other folks’ priorities ahead of yours, the resulting resentment can grow and fester. You don’t want to see a once-cherished relationship turn into an obligatory task – so unfair to you and the one you love so much! You have to keep in mind that what makes you happy will in large part make your loved one happy, too.
What Is Respite Care?
As a primary caregiver, taking time off from all your responsibilities and having some ‘me’ time is paramount. Allow FirstLight to help you!
Our respite care and elderly care services in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and surrounding communities, allows you – the primary caregiver – with all those responsibilities to take some well-earned time to decompress and focus on yourself. We’ll step in and take good care of your loved one so you can be away and carefree for awhile. How long a time period do you desire? With our team of professional caregivers, we can deliver our compassionate respite care services in any setting, for various time periods. Anything from a couple of hours, a whole day, overnight … even for those longer times you may need. We’ll help you once a week or every week – even daily. Respite care for the elderly is our main service, but we’re here for any adult who needs our help.
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 – you are a person involved with life in many roles, just one of them as a caregiver. Keeping things in balance, you must also apportion your time to your spouse, family, and friends. You need time to invest in your career, as well as pockets of time for your hobbies and other activities that make you happy. These are all parts of who you are, and for the sake of your health you must tend to them! As a family caregiver, if you don’t take time for yourself, you’ll become exhausted, stressed-out, or maybe face a more serious condition.
Next time you’re thinking about taking a break for yourself, throw any guilt out the window! It’s okay to want some time for yourself, without guilt. Everyone deserves a break and changing things up will make you feel more relaxed, refreshed, and re-energized. This normal, healthy need is actually one that can strengthen the bond between you and the person you are taking care of. Think about it – wouldn’t both of you be better off if you yourself were feeling happier and more energetic? Going forward, there’ll be no worries about compromising the quality of attention and care needed by your beloved family member. This is because FirstLight is going to help you find your self-identity again!
Contact us today to learn more about our respite care and elderly care in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and surrounding communities. FirstLight proudly provides services to St Johns County, Duval County, including St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Jacksonville.