Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
At FirstLight Home Care of Springfield, we understand that being a caregiver is a tough job. If you have a chronically ill loved one or a family member with a disability, you want to do everything you can to give them the best possible care and quality of life. You’re committed, compassionate, and generous because you care about your loved one.
But is anyone taking care of you? Being a caregiver is hard. It can lead to stress, frustration, and burnout. It can also cause feelings of resentment that can degrade your relationship with the person that you love. You need to pay attention to personal matters in your life—your happiness, fulfillment, and priorities—in order to give that family member your best care and attention. Taking time to care for yourself is important and necessary for your quality of life. Your loved one would want this for you!
What Is Respite Care?
FirstLight Home Care of Springfield offers the areas of Lorton, Alexandria, Arlington, Franconia, and beyond with a respite care program that is designed to give caregivers time away from the responsibilities of caring for a family member. We can help by providing care in any setting—at home or in a nursing home or assisted-living facility—so you can take some time for yourself. We’re here when you need us, whether it’s an hour or two, a full day, overnight, or for as long as we’re needed. You can schedule a single visit or recurring care. We specialize in providing the areas of Springfield, Lorton, Alexandria, and Franconia with respite care and in home caregiving services for the elderly, but we are available to provide care for any adult who needs our help.
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
With all of the responsibilities that a caregiver has, it’s easy to forget who you are. You have family members, friends, interests, hobbies, and a career to tend to. If you neglect these things, you’re likely to run into problems. Full-time caregivers are often exhausted and have increased stress. These can even develop into serious medical problems of your own.
It’s normal and healthy for you to want some time away from your daily routine, to have a little breathing room to relax and recharge. It will be good for your relationship with your loved one, who will see a more patient and compassionate you. Let FirstLight help you to be you again. We will care for your family members as you would, with a level of care and attention that you can feel good about. You will come back refreshed and re-energized and better prepared to handle the responsibilities of long-term caregiving. Taking care of yourself will be beneficial to both of you.
Firstlight Home Care of Springfield offers the communities of Lorton, Alexandria, Franconia, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Fairfax Station, McLean, Ft. Belvoir, and Mt. Vernon respite care and in-home caregiving.