Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Caring for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member on a daily basis can become a full-time job. You pour all your love and understanding into making sure your loved one’s needs are met because their happiness is important to you. With all the daily demands you face, it is often easy to let yourself slip away, putting the needs of others first and forgetting your own. FirstLight Home Care of West Bend can help you care for the one you love with our supportive care, respite care and in home caregiver services in Mequon and Germantown.
As a caregiver, you must often stop and think of yourself. Letting your needs and desires in life slip away as you care for someone else can often lead to resentment and, instead of being the loving caregiver you want to be to your loved one, you can come to resent that person. Instead of looking at caring for your loved one as a chance to enjoy life with them, it can become a job you feel you can’t get away from. Taking time out for you is essential in order for you to be happy and provide the loving care you want to give to your loved one. We at FirstLight Home Care of West Bend understand this and offer our respite care and in home caregiver services just for you in Mequon, Germantown and additional Wisconsin communities!
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a service that gives full-time in home caregivers in West Bend, Mequon, Germantown and other communities, the chance to take time for themselves and give them a break from their 24/7 caregiving responsibilities. At FirstLight Home Care of West Bend, our professional supportive care and compassionate caregivers come in and provide care to your loved one, allowing you time for yourself. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being cared for while you take a step back. Whether you need help an hour a day, a night out for date with your spouse, a full day out to wind down and recharge, or a short vacation, our caregivers are here when you need them.
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
You should never feel guilty for wanting time to yourself. We all need time to connect to what is important to us, to recharge, to rest, to enjoy what we love about life. Caregiving full-time can push those needs to the back burner, but for your health and well-being, it is essential for you to take that time. You need it! Your loved ones need you to have it. Without talking time for yourself, you risk increased stress and serious health problems, which is no good for you or your loved ones.
You wouldn’t work at a job that gave you no time off, sick pay, or a vacation, and you shouldn’t do the same when providing care for a family member. It is healthy to take time off, to take a break, and in the long run, can actually make your relationship with your loved one even better. In addition to giving you a break, having another person come in to care for your loved one gives them a fresh face to talk to and experience life with as well. FirstLight respite care services can provide you with a caring and compassionate caregiver that will deliver the same quality care and attention to your loved one that you expect while giving you some “you” time!
FirstLight Home Care of West Bend provides the Wisconsin communities of Hartford, Jackson, Slinger, Mayville, Saukville, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Germantown, Mequon, and Horicon with supportive care, respite care and in home caregiver services.
Contact us today to see how we can help.