Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
There’s no question that caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one is challenging. Caregiving requires the highest levels of patience, compassion, and meticulous attention to detail every day. At FirstLight Home Care we understand that, and honor you for the care and commitment that you bring to your loved one’s life, working every day to ensure that they live a high-quality life in a comfortable, familiar environment. But caregiving can take everything out of you sometimes, which can become a big problem if left unaddressed. Studies have shown that caregivers who don’t take the time to care for themselves – rejuvenate and restore their bodies and minds – can experience serious health problems like high blood pressure, anxiety, heart problems, shortened life span, and more. While you’re doing the commendable work of providing home care for your family member, it’s vital that you remember to make yourself a priority too! Taking time out to restore your own spirit helps to maintain a healthy relationship with your loved one that will last through the challenges of caregiving. This is where FirstLight’s respite care and in home care services come in, for all your needs in Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding, and surrounding Fairfield County communities.
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight Home Care’s Respite care and in home care services offer you – the caregiver – a chance to take a little time off from your caregiving responsibilities. You can use the time to run errands, exercise, work, dine out, even go on vacation. Our expert in home caregivers step in to provide care for your loved one while you’re gone. You can take advantage of your free time trusting that your family member is in capable hands with our respite care and in home care services, available throughout Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding, and surrounding communities. Whether you need us for a one-time event, on a recurring schedule, or for a longer time period like a vacation, FirstLight Home Care is here to lend a helping hand for both the elderly, ill or disabled adults.
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
Despite how it may feel sometimes, caregiving is only a part of your identity. It’s so important to focus on yourself regularly, and address the other aspects of who you are – family and friends, your career, your interests, body and mind. Make self-care a priority to help avoid some of the health problems that family caregivers often develop through self-neglect.
You should never feel any guilt about taking time off from caregiving. There’s nothing wrong with wanting time to yourself. In fact, it’s a necessary part of caregiving! Being a caregiver for a loved one should never stop you from exercising, meeting friends, going on vacation, and more. All of these activities are restorative and help you maintain your energy and empathy, something that your loved one will thank you for! FirstLight’s respite care allows you to find “yourself” and ultimately, be the best caregiver you can be. Contact us to learn more about the difference our respite care and in home care services can make for you and your loved one in Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding, Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield, Newtown, and Brookfield.