San Diego Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Providing care for your own family member, whether elderly or chronically ill, is a selfless, respectable, and demanding act of love. You must be generous and patient in order to consistently put the needs of your loved one first, in the name of their happiness. Not all people have the kind of strength it takes to be the caregiver that you are, and we commend you for it.
Unfortunately, in doing all you can to fulfill the needs of a loved one, you risk losing sight of your own. Prioritizing others’ needs puts you at risk of compromising your own health, happiness, and fulfillment. This dynamic can cause resentment to build, jeopardizing your relationship with your loved one. The caregiving, once was so energizing and rewarding, can begin to feel like a tireless obligation. This isn’t fair to you or your loved one! Much less, the relationship you shared. We offer respite care and in home care services in San Diego and La Jolla to give you a little break from caregiving and prevent this dynamic from building.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care service is a program we offer that allows you to relieve some of the weight on your shoulders as the primary caregiver of your loved one. We take over the portion of responsibilities that you are comfortable with, so that you can focus a bit more on yourself for any period of time that you need.
Our professional, compassionate caregivers can deliver respite care and in home care services in your loved one’s home in the San Diego and La Jolla area. Whether for a few hours, a few days, or more, we make sure your loved one is well cared for while you take a little bit more time for yourself. While we specialize in elderly respite care, we provide these services for any adult needing 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 remind yourself that caregiving is only a piece of your identity and life. Having time and energy to focus on all the aspects that make you, you – your family, friends, passions, or line of work – is critical to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship with yourself and with the loved one you are looking after. Without allowing yourself the space to tend to these needs, you risk creating a negative cycle of stress, exhaustion, and other health issues.
Remind yourself also that you, like anyone else, deserve time for yourself! You should never feel guilty for wanting to take a break from the hectic everyday in order to relax and re-energize. After all, this relaxed and energized version of you is the one that can best care for your family member anyway! A healthy amount of space strengthens the caregiver/receiver relationship, and makes the work of giving care all the more rewarding. If you feel you’ve lost touch with your own light, energy, or general sense of fulfillment in the day-to-day, we recommend considering taking advantage of our San Diego and La Jolla respite care and in home care services to free up more time for yourself and find that desired balance again.
Contact us today to see how we can help.