Southbury, CT

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

Caring for a family member in their old age or suffering from a chronic disease or disability comes out of love – people do so because they care. Showing your desire to see them have a good quality of life speaks volumes about your personality. It depicts you as a generous, compassionate and patient person. It also tells of how far you can go to help people you care about.

Let’s take a moment to consider your own needs. Caregiving can be draining and if done without considering your own needs, it may give rise to unforeseen consequences. Seeking to meet the needs of others with considering your own fulfillment and happiness may lead to resentment with the relationship for the one you care for over time. If this persists and goes unaddressed, it can turn good relationships into series of obligations, which is not the best for you and your loved one. Don’t forget that you both want and deserve to be happy!

What Is Respite Care?

Our respite care and in home care, available in Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, and Washington, allows you as a primary caregiver to take a break from your caregiving responsibilities for a while, taking some time to look out for yourself. In your absence, we’ll make sure that your loved one’s well cared for. We have respite care plans that are an in-home care service, or care for some hours, a whole day, night care, and also long-term care if so desired. Though our respite care is specialized for the elderly, any adult that require our help may call us.

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

A caregiver is just a part of your true self. Trouble is when you refuse to give attention to every other thing that makes you who you truly are – family, hobbies, career and your interests. When family caregivers fail to cater for themselves, it results in heightened stress levels, exhaustion, as well as many other health challenges.

You don’t have to feel guilty for wanting to have some time for yourself. Taking a break is a normal thing to do: you can rest from your normal routine for relaxation and re-energize and refresh yourself. This kind of rest has proven to be able to strengthen your relationship with your loved ones. One could conclude that when you are happy and have more energy, it good for both of you. Our respite care and in-home care, available in Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, and Washington, includes helping you to get in sync with yourself while your loved one gets the best of care and attention. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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