Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Whether your family member is elderly, chronically ill, or has a disability, you care for them out of love. You’re committed to ensuring that your loved one has everything they need to experience the best possible quality of life. That says a lot about you – it says that you’re compassionate, patient, and generous; it says that you’ll do anything within your power to help the ones you care about.
But what about your needs? Providing full-time in-home elderly care for a loved one is a demanding job, and often comes at the cost of taking care of yourself – which can come with unforeseen consequences. Spending so much of your time and effort caring for a loved one can cause you to forget about yourself; your happiness and quality of life. This can cause an unintentional resentment which, when left unaddressed, can fester until it takes a great relationship and turns it into a love of obligation – and that’s not fair to you or the one you love. The one you love wants you to be happy and feel fulfilled, too!
What Is Respite Care?
Knowing that you need a break as a primary caregiver for a loved one is a big step towards a less stressful relationship with the person you care for. FirstLight offers respite care and elderly care services in San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Helotes, and surrounding areas, which allow you to focus on yourself and your responsibilities outside of your role as a caregiver. We’re here to ensure that your loved one or family member is taken care of – our caregivers are professional and compassionate. We can provide respite care and elderly care at home or any setting in the San Antonio area – whether it’s for a couple of hours one time, or longer-term – even overnight. We specialize in respite care for the elderly but can offer care to any adult that could use 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
The responsibility of being a full-time caregiver for a family member can be exhausting; especially if you aren’t tending to the other parts of your life that make you who you are. Your friends, hobbies, interests, and your career are important parts of your life – and they deserve your attention too. Frequently, family caregivers find themselves experiencing an increased level of stress, exhaustion, and other health problems. These are generally caused by not taking the time to care for yourself.
Wanting time to yourself, to tend to your needs, is important, it’s normal, and it should be done without guilt. Spending time tending to your needs can help strengthen your relationship with the loved one you care for. Getting some time to relax will leave you happier and more energized – which will make a noticeable difference in the relationship you share with the loved one you care for. Our respite care services can help you find the time to find yourself again, without compromising the quality of care you want and expect for your family member.
We proudly provide respite care and elderly care services throughout San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Helotes, Schertz, Universal City, Selma, Leon Valley, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks Ranch, Timberwood Park, Boerne, Converse, New Braunfels, Shavano Park, and Castle Hills.