Franklin, TN

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

Looking after someone who is elderly or disabled comes from a place of compassion. You’ve spent years enjoying your time with this person, and now you’re committed to their well-being. The countless hours and tasks you’ve worked to ensure their comfort indicates your dedication and selflessness. Your loved one enjoys the safe and attentive environment you created in the space of their home. That space isn’t replaceable, and neither is your unique form of devotion and support.

However, you are a human being with your own life. Though you may have tried, you cannot devote every waking moment of your existence to another person. If you forget your own aspirations and personality, your loved one and you both suffer. Constantly prioritizing another’s needs could possibly leads to resentment and mistakes. Rather than appreciating your time with someone who needs your help, you may begin to begrudge it. FirstLight believes that everyone deserves a fulfilling life, and that’s why we offer respite care to the communities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Nolensville.

What Is Respite Care?

Take some time to complete the errands and tasks that have been building on your personal to-do list. Take some time to see an old friend. Take some time to relax. These activities away from elderly care for your loved one are not shameful or wrong—they are completely normal needs! While you’re taking a break, FirstLight is working hard to look after your loved one with respite care in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Nolensville, and surrounding communities. Whether you need a few hours during the day, nighttime care, or a longer period, FirstLight can provide respite and elderly care at home or in another setting. We can help you out on an as-needed basis or on a recurring schedule. Regardless of your loved one’s personal circumstances, whether they are elderly or disabled, FirstLight can be there with respite care in Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, and surrounding communities.

FirstLight Respite Care Services
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with personal mobility
  • Other household chores
  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Companionship
  • Special diets and meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Dementia care
  • Laundry
  • And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself

Life is more than looking after the same person every day. Even if that person means the world to you, they understand that you have ambitions and interests outside of caring for them. If you don’t make time for yourself every now and then, you are pushing yourself deeper and deeper into a dark place. Family caregivers who neglect their personal lives may find themselves overwhelmed with exhaustion, stress, or other health problems.

Taking a break is commendable. It is only when we free ourselves of the routine that we understand our personal fortunes and blessings. When you return to your loved one, you will find yourself re-energized and grateful to have them in your life. With elderly and respite care services in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Nolensville from FirstLight, you can re-enter your caregiving role with a positive mindset and a motivation to help them thrive.  So don’t ever give up on yourself or your loved one. Often all you need is a helping hand.

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