Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Caring for your chronically ill or elderly loved one is something you do because you love them and you want them to have the best quality of life for their remaining years. At FirstLight Home Care, we understand the level of commitment, energy, and patience it takes to deliver this kind of care day after day. We also know the importance for primary caregivers to take care of themselves. Providing ongoing care is an exhausting job. When you are doing everything you can for your loved one, it’s easy to forget about your own needs.
When you neglect your own personal needs, it can take a toll on your happiness and well-being. Over time, feelings of obligation or resentment can emerge, harming your relationship with your loved one. This isn’t fair to you or the person you’re caring for. Your loved one cares about your health and happiness, too!
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight Home Care and our respite care and in home caregivers, can give you the break you need from caregiving to focus on yourself and your needs. Respite care from FirstLight provides reliable and compassionate caregivers to step in and give your loved one the time and attention they need. Our highly trained and caring professionals deliver respite care services at home or in another location for a few hours, all day, overnight, or for a longer period of time if necessary. We can provide a one-time visit or numerous dates, depending on your needs, and our respite services are available to adults of any age who need assistance.
FirstLight Respite Care Services Include:
- Light housekeeping
- Dementia care
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Medication reminders
- Help with personal mobility
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Other household chores
- And much more!
You’re More Than a Caregiver
It’s crucial that, as the primary caregiver for your loved one, you don’t lose sight of who else you are. You have other family and friends, you have hobbies, interests, and personal needs. If you ignore these other parts that make up who you are, you could suffer. You could begin to experience higher levels of stress and exhaustion, and your health could begin to decline as a result. There’s a reason the flight attendants on an airplane tell you to put your oxygen mask on first. It’s because you can’t help others if you’re unconscious. The same concept applies to caregiving. You can’t help your loved one if your own health and well-being are declining, which is why we offer respite care and in home caregiver services.
It’s natural to want time away to do your own thing. You deserve a break to relax and recharge. It can even strengthen the relationship you have with the loved one you’re caring for. Our respite care and in home caregiver services are here to help take care of your loved one, so that you can take care of you.
FirstLight Home Care of The Peninsula provides respite care and in home caregiver services to the California communities of San Mateo, Redwood City, Belmont, San Carlos, Burlingame, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, San Bruno, San Francisco, Atherton and Portola Valley.
Contact us today to see how we can help.