Torrance, CA

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

Your dedication to the well being of your disabled, elderly, or chronically ill loved one has raised the bar for compassion and love. You clearly have more generosity, patience, and compassion than most. You are an incredible caregiver and would do most anything for your loved one. At FirstLight Home Care of SouthBay, we understand why you do what you do and recognize that your commitment only tells part of the story.

While you selflessly put others before you, when is the last time you took care of yourself? You cannot deny the demands that caregiving puts on you. Don’t sacrifice your own well being for your loved one. When you take care of yourself, you can reap benefits for both you and your loved one. You can prevent caregiving from turning into a mundane and frustrating duty, and you can keep tensions at a minimum while keeping your happiness at a maximum. We understand that it’s difficult to make time for you, but when you do, unintended frustrations will never surface and you can build a better relationship with your loved one.

What Is South Bay Respite Care?

FirstLight Home Care respite care services in Torrance and the surrounding communities, allow you to take that much-needed time off from your caregiving commitments. Leave the responsibilities to us – our exceptional and considerate caregivers will take exceptional care of your loved one. We provide respite care at home on whatever basis you need us, whether it be on a recurring schedule, overnight, a few hours, or long-term. Although are specialty is elderly care, our respite care is available for any adult needing care. Trust FirstLight Home Care to put you at ease by taking exceptional care of your elderly loved one while you are away.

FirstLight Respite Care Services
  • Medication assistance and reminders
  • Elderly Care
  • Personal hygiene and bathing assistance
  • Personal mobility support
  • General companionship
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
  • Personalized meal preparation and diets
  • Minimal housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Additional home duties
  • And more!
Make Time to Care for You

You are more than just a caregiver, so make time to focus on everything important that makes you who you are. Spend time with your spouse, plan gatherings with your friends and family, focus on your career, and enjoy the hobbies that make you happy.

It’s completely natural and healthy to want time for yourself. Rather than build up resentment and frustration, give yourself permission to take care of you. At FirstLight Home Care SouthBay, we can handle all of your loved one’s elderly care, senior care, and respite care needs in Torrance, so that you can be you – and so that you can care for your loved one with a renewed energy and happiness that will benefit you both.

Proudly providing elderly care and respite care to the communities of: Torrance, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Lomita, San Pedro, and El Segundo.

6 Ways to Eat Well As You Get Older

March 2, 2015 ncoa

We all remember being told to eat our vegetables when we were children. But is eating well still important as you age?

The answer is yes. Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent. You’ll also spend less time and money at the doctor. This is especially true if you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease.

The definition of healthy eating does change a little as you age. For example, as you grow older, your metabolism slows down, so you need fewer calories than before. Your body also needs more of certain nutrients. That means it’s more important than ever to choose foods that give you the best nutritional value.

Here are 6 tips to help you find the best foods for your body and your budget.

1. Know what a healthy plate looks like.

You might remember the food pyramid, but the USDA recently unveiled a simpler way to help people see what they should eat each day. It’s called MyPlate. The simple graphic shows exactly how the five food groups should stack up on your plate. These are the building blocks for a healthy diet.

2. Look for important nutrients.

Make sure you eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need. Your plate should look like a rainbow—bright, colored foods are always the best choice! A healthy meal should include:

Lean protein (lean meats, seafood, eggs, beans)
Fruits and vegetables (think orange, red, green, and purple)
Whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat pasta)
Low-fat dairy (milk and its alternatives)
Remember to choose foods that are high in fiber and low in sodium or salt. Also, look for Vitamin D, an important mineral as we age.

3. Read the Nutrition Facts label.

The healthiest foods are whole foods. These are often found on the perimeter of the grocery store in the produce, meat, and dairy sections. When you do eat packaged foods, be a smart shopper! Read the labels to find items that are lower in fat, added sugars, and sodium.

4. Use recommended servings.

To maintain your weight, you must eat the right amount of food for your age and body. The American Heart Association provides recommended daily servings for adults aged 60+.

5. Stay hydrated.

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