Respite Care Services
Keeping You Independent
Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness or disability can be hard work at times, but you do it from the depths of your heart. Being a caregiver, whether your loved one is elderly, recovering from surgery, or dealing with a degenerative disease, means that you go the extra mile to make sure they are safe and are enjoying the best quality of life that they can. Your compassionate, patient, and generous sacrifice goes a long way to help them feel good.
However, sometimes caregivers tend to burn out because they don’t address their own health and well-being. Putting your own needs on the shelf, while attending to someone else’s, can be a recipe for disaster and can lead to resentment. If you fail to make time for your own self-care and to pursue your own life goals, you may find that your caregiving turns into an unpleasant obligation. This dynamic can alter the relationship you have with your loved one in a negative way, which isn’t fair to either of you. You both deserve to be happy! This is why FirstLight Home Care is proud to offer clients in Beverly Hills and surrounding communities with respite care and in home care services.
What Is Respite Care?
If you have been looking for a way to take a break from your responsibilities and re-center yourself now and then, FirstLight Home Care can help. Our Beverly Hills respite care and in home care program is the perfect solution for maintaining balance in your life and resting well knowing your loved one is in good hands. Whether you need just a few hours off here and there, an overnight reprieve, or longer-term assistance, you can count on us to be there. Our compassionate team of caregivers is ready and waiting to lend a hand, once, twice, or on a regular basis. Any adult in need of help can access our services, but we do specialize in elderly respite care.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Help with personal mobility
- Medication reminders
- Dementia care
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Other household chores
- Light housekeeping
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
You’re a well-rounded human being, and your role as caregiver is only one role that you play. Your hobbies, career, friends, and other family members are important too, but if you’re neglecting these other aspects of your life, you may be heading for trouble. Higher rates of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and health problems are often seen in caregivers who don’t reserve time for themselves.
Enjoying some “me” time or time to focus on your other endeavors is nothing to feel guilty about. It’s normal to want a break and need a change of scenery to help you feel refreshed and relaxed. Investing in your own self-care can actually improve your relationships, especially for the one you care for, because when you’re energized and happy, everyone benefits! Our respite care and in home care services here at FirstLight are available to clients in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and West Los Angeles. We can help you get back in touch with yourself, your passions, and your priorities, without endangering your loved one’s health or well-being.
Contact us today to see how we can help.