Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
You care for your family members and that is why you provide support for them when they are working through the challenges created by disabilities, terminal illness, or old age. Your passion and desire to ensure that they have everything they could ever need to lead a rewarding life reveals a lot about your priorities and integrity. Your actions prove that you value patience, generosity, and compassion, and that you will stop at nothing to provide your loved ones with a wonderful quality of life.
Have you ever stopped to question who serves your needs while you are serving the needs of everyone else? Caregiving is tremendously stressful, demanding, and it is doubly challenging when the person you are caring for is close family. If you do not build time into your day to protect your needs, you may be sacrificing yourself for their good. This can build resentment as your priorities fall by the wayside and this can poison even the strongest of relationships. This situation isn’t fair for you or your loved one. They expect that you will honor their contributions to your life and live a happy, fulfilling life, but sometimes that isn’t possible when you are the sole caregiver providing daily support. This is where FirstLight comes in with respite care and in home care services, available throughout Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Carlisle, New Cumberland, Hershey, Harrisburg and Linglestown.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care and in home care services are offered by FirstLight in Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Hershey, Harrisburg, Linglestown and surrounding areas to family members who are supporting their loved ones. It lets you have a day or night off to focus on the needs of your other family members and yourself. We will fill in for you and ensure that your loved one is safe and well cared for while you refocus on what really matters in life. A compassionate and skilled caregiver is able to offer respite care for anywhere from a few hours to several days or more. Whether you need support for a business trip, family reunion, or just to take time to yourself, FirstLight’s caregivers are here to 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
Giving care to those in need is one of the best parts of your personality, but if you focus only on supporting others you will neglect everything else that makes you a wonderful person. Round-the-clock care offered by one person often comes at the expense of that person’s professional life, hobbies, and social life. We’ve found that when family caregivers devote themselves entirely to the care of a loved one, they experience serious symptoms of fatigue, stress, and related problems.
It is natural to want time for yourself and normal to ask for help when it is needed. You need a chance to have a break from your ordinary, demanding routine. When you come back refreshed and prepared to serve your family member, they will instantly see a difference in terms of your relaxation and improved mood. You will both reap the benefits of your mini-vacation. FirstLight’s respite care and in home care services help you focus on yourself for once, and rediscover the things you’ve missed for so long, without undermining the quality of care enjoyed by your family member. Our services are available in Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Carlisle, New Cumberland, Hershey, Harrisburg and Linglestown.
Contact us today to see how we can help.