Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Caring for a loved one with a disability or an elderly or chronically ill family member is a compassionate act of love and respect. Doing so regularly means you’re being very generous with your time and your physical and emotional support.
But caregiving is a demanding job, and caregivers have needs of their own that must be met if they are to continue effectively in this critical role. Caregivers who neglect their own personal needs for healthy balance in life can wind up full of resentment, and that’s not fair to anyone. After all, your loved one wants you to be happy too. This is where FirstLight of Sunrise, Weston, and Pembroke Pines can help with respite care and in home care services.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care service lets primary caregivers take a break from from their daily responsibilities to attend to their own personal business, and maybe even get away for a few days or weeks of relaxation. FirstLight respite care ensures that your loved one is well cared for in your absence. Our professional Sunrise, Weston, and Pembroke Pines caregivers can provide respite care and in home care services at home or in any setting you choose for a couple of hours, an entire day, overnight, or even longer-term if needed. Whether you require our services one-time only or on a recurring basis, we will be there for you. While we specialize in respite care for elders, we serve any adult in need of care.
FirstLight Respite Care Services
- Medication reminders
- Personal mobility assistance
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Cognitive care for dementia
- Special diets and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Other household chores
- And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself
Caregivers must guard against isolating themselves from their spouses, family, or friends. They should still pay attention to their career, hobbies, sports, and other interests. Otherwise, overly intense devotion to caregiving obligations can result in counterproductive stress, fatigue, and neglect of your own physical and mental health.
It’s not only perfectly acceptable, but advisable to take some time out for yourself, for real “R&R.” You’ll come back as a better caregiver, if you get a chance to re-charge your energy and refresh your outlook. New perspective gained may even strengthen your relationship with the person you care for. FirstLight of Sunrise, Weston, and Pembroke Pines’ respite care and in home care services can provide you this opportunity, without compromising the quality of care and personal attention that your loved one needs and has come to expect.
Contact us today to see how we can help.