Southgate, MI

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

All of us at FirstLight understand that at its core, home care is based upon values such as love and compassion. Whether you are caring for a loved one who is chronically ill, injured, elderly, or living with a disability, you are doing so because you want the best for them. You being there for your loved one, making sure they are comfortable and have what they need, is an ongoing effort which is a direct reflection of your gentle, benevolent, and generous spirit.

However, it’s important to make sure that you are looking after your own needs as well. Because providing care can be very demanding, it can sometimes come at the expense of your own wellbeing, which can yield negative results. Ignoring your own sense of contentment and purpose by constantly putting another’s needs before your own can lead to feelings of resentment. If such issues aren’t dealt with, beautiful relationships founded on love and support can transition to ones which feel obligatory, and such a transition isn’t fair to yourself or the one you care for. Keep in mind that your loved one wants you to be happy and fulfilled in the same way you wish it for them

What Is Respite Care?

We offer respite care and in-home care services in Southgate, Brownstown, Allen Park, and surrounding communities, in order to allow you some time to focus on yourself. Our services, run by qualified and compassionate care specialists, make sure that when you’re not with your loved one, you are confident that they are in the best of hands. We offer respite care services which vary in length depending on your needs—anywhere from a few hours to an overnight stay, or even a longer duration if necessary. Additionally, our kind, qualified, compassionate caregivers are available on long-term or short-term schedules. Our respite care and in home care services are also available to any adult who requires assistance in Southgate, Brownstown, Allen Park, or nearby community, however, we do specialize in respite care for the elderly.

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

It’s so critical for the mental and physical health of all involved in the care process that you, as your loved one’s caregiver, take some time to focus on yourself. It can be easy to forget about the other facets of our personality as we look after our family members. However, to avoid adverse effects—such as in increase in stress and overall fatigue—you must always remember to take care of yourself and put some focus on outside interests which bring you happiness. Only then can you truly be in a healthy place to provide your loved one all the attention and care they deserve.

FirstLight Home Care of Southgate’s respite care and in-home care services are here for you and your family so that you can take some well-deserved time for yourself. It has been shown that family caregivers who take the opportunity to focus on themselves exhibit an increase in energy and a rejuvenated sense of purpose in regard to caring for their loved one. We can offer you what you need: a chance to become reacquainted with who you are so that you can be the best person for yourself and your family.

Caring for the communities of Brownstown, Trenton, Allen Park, Southgate, Grosse Ile, Riverview, Dearborn, Wyandotte, and Woodhaven. Contact us today to learn about the difference our respite care services can make in you and your loved ones’ lives.


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