Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
It requires compassion and strength to be the caregiver for someone who is disabled, chronically ill or suffering from dementia. At times, it is inevitable that your patience will be tested and you will begin to feel negative effects from this constant care and vigilance. Love alone is not enough to surmount the many challenges involved in being a primary caregiver.
One of the best things you can do as a caregiver is to make sure that your emotional and physical needs are being met. This will not only lead to a healthy and happy outlook for you, but it will also benefit the loved one you care for. Your family member wants you to have a fulfilling life that doesn’t revolve entirely around responsibility and obligation. The last thing you want is to begin to resent the person you are so lovingly caring for. That’s why every caregiver has to monitor his or her own well-being and make sure to take breaks when needed.
What Is Respite Care?
Whether your needs are for recurring visits or occasional respite care relief, FirstLight Home Care will provide professional elderly care for your loved one in Port Saint Lucie, Stuart, Palm City and the surrounding area. While you are taking the time to rest and focus on your needs, we will care for your loved one capably and with compassion. While our caregivers specialize in elderly care we are available to provide respite care for any adult in need. This includes those who are ill, recuperating from medical procedures and those living with a disability. Our home care services may be engaged for an hour, overnight, or even for long-term care.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Medication reminders
- Help with personal mobility
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Dementia care
- Elderly Care
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Other household chores
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
Caregivers that forget to care for themselves can experience stress, anxiety, depression and illness. It’s important to keep your own life as normal as possible which means continuing to do things that make your life fulfilling. Your career, interests and hobbies should continue to be maintained to the best of your ability. This will give you the emotional strength to continue to be the wonderful resource that you are.
Every person, whether or not they are a full-time caregiver, needs to have the opportunity to step outside of their usual routine. Remember the three R’s: relax, refresh and re-energize. Don’t ever feel guilty about doing things just for yourself – your own well-being is important. Taking care of your own needs will also strengthen the bond between you and the loved one you care for. FirstLight Home Care can provide the respite care services you need in Port Saint Lucie, Stuart, Palm City and the surrounding Treasure Coast, while still maintaining a quality caregiving experience for your family member.
Contact us today to see how we can help.