Needham, MA

Respite Care Services

Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too

The love you hold for an elderly or chronically ill family member, or a loved one with a disability, is why you have so much concern for their care. Your commitment to provide for his or her well-being, so that he or she may have the best possible quality of life, says so much about you, namely that you are compassionate, generous, and patient. Most importantly, it says that you’ll do anything you can to help those you care for.

However, you also need to take into consideration you, and your needs. Providing elderly care for a disabled loved one is a demanding task, one that could lead to unintended consequences if you do so at your own expense. By continuing to only put others’ priorities ahead of your own, and not paying attention to whether or not you are happy, it is possible to grow to resent your loved one. This resentment can fester and grow if ignored, and your relationship may turn into a task of obligation, which isn’t fair to you or to your loved one. Remember, your loved one wants to be happy with you!

What Is Respite Care?

The Needham respite care and elderly care services FirstLight offers allows you, as a primary caregiver, to focus on yourself for a while and relax from your responsibilities to your loved one. We will be wherever you need us, ensuring your loved one’s continued well-being while you’re away. Whether at home or somewhere else, our professional, compassionate caregivers can provide elderly care and respite care for a couple of hours, an entire day, overnight, or even longer term if needed. This includes situations where you may need us once, or as part of a recurring schedule. Our respite care services are available in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, and Brookline, to any adult needing assistance, not only the elderly care we specialize in.

FirstLight Respite Care Services
  • Companionship
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with personal mobility
  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Dementia care
  • Special diets and meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Other household chores
  • And much more!
Remember to Be Yourself

It is important to remember that being a caregiver to your loved one is only a part of who you are. Without paying attention to other aspects of your life, such as your spouse, other family members or friends, your hobbies and interests, or your career, you could be destined for trouble. If you as a family caregiver don’t take time for yourself, you may experience increased levels of stress and fatigue, which may turn into serious health problems.

You don’t need to feel guilty for wanting some time to yourself. In order to relax, re-energize, and refresh, you deserve the ability to step out of your everyday routine and take a break. The relationship you enjoy with your loved one can strengthen by taking breaks, and it’s healthy and normal. You’ll both be better off if you’re feeling happy and more energized. Without compromising the quality of care and attention your family member needs, FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston Respite Care services are happy to help you take time for yourself.

Proudly serving the West Suburban Boston communities of Needham, Newton, Brookline (not including 02445), Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, Lincoln, Concord, Bedford, Medfield, Dover, Westwood, and Dedham– and Boston neighborhoods including the Back Bay, South End, Downtown, Seaport District, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.

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