Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Are you caring for an elderly or chronically ill family member, or a loved one with a disability? As a caregiver you are committed to doing everything in your power to help provide your loved ones with the best possible quality of life. And, you do so out of love—because you care. You do so because you are compassionate, generous, kind hearted, and patient.
However, have you thought about yourself and your needs? As you know, caregiving can be a demanding never-ending responsibility. If you are caring for someone at the expense of your own self-care, it could lead to unintended consequences. Not considering how you may be neglecting your personal happiness and fulfillment of your own personal goals can create resentment over time, as you continue to emphasize others’ priorities ahead of your own. Unfortunately, by not addressing this concern, resentment can aggravate and cultivate until a once-great relationship is transformed into an obligation. This is not healthy. This is not fair to you or the person you unconditionally love. Please always remember that your loved one would want you to be happy and take care of yourself also.
What Is Respite Care?
In order to help you take more personal time, FirstLight Home Care of Silicon Valley offers professional respite care and compassionate in-home caregiver services to the communities of Los Altos, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno and surrounding areas. Our caregivers will provide respite care services at the location of your preference. Are you interested in support for a few hours, an entire day, an overnight stay, or even longer? The choice is yours. Whether you are interested in these services for just one time or on a recurring schedule, we are here for you. We hope that you will take some time away from your responsibilities as a primary caregiver to focus on yourself, and allow us to take care of your loved one.
Although we may specialize in elderly respite care, our services are available to adults of any age.
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
Please remember that your role as a caregiver is only part of who you are. It is important to take the time for the other factors that make you who you are—your spouse, relatives, friends, hobbies, passions, and careers, are just as important. If you unintentionally neglect these parts of your life, then you could be headed for trouble. By not taking the time to relax and enjoy, you may experience increased levels of stress, exhaustion, and even more serious health concerns.
It may be challenging at first to take time for yourself and you may feel guilty. However, there is truly no need to feel this way. With our Los Altos, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, and Monte Sereno area respite care and in-home caregiver services, you can take some time for yourself. Taking time for yourself is necessary for your health and wellness, and to strengthen the relationship you value with the loved one you care for. In fact, when you are happy and more energized, you will help them become happier and more energized. You deserve the opportunity to take a break. Try to step out of the wheel of your continuous everyday routine to relax, re-energize, and refresh.
Please contact FirstLight Home Care of Silicon Valley so we may discuss how we can help you enhance the quality of your life, rediscover what you have been missing, and enhance the quality of care and attention your family member needs.
FirstLight Home Care of Silicon Valley offers the communities of Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Belmont, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Woodside, San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos and Campbell, professional respite care and compassionate in home caregiver services.
Contact us today to see how we can help.