Respite Care Services
Because Your Quality of Life Matters Too
Caring for a loved one who is chronically ill or living with a disability, and providing care for an elderly family member, are acts of love. It says a lot about you that you are dedicated to ensuring he or she has the highest possible quality of life. You do everything in your power to help someone you care about which shows compassion, generosity and patience.
However, it’s important to remember your own needs as well. If your caregiving responsibilities are getting in the way of taking care of yourself it could lead to unintended consequences. Continuing to put the priorities of others ahead of your own at the expense of your own personal happiness can cause bitterness over time. If it is not addressed this animosity can fester and grow until it transforms the once-great relationship you had into a burden, and that’s not fair to you or your loved one. Keep in mind that your loved one wants you to be happy, too!
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care services from FirstLight Home Care of York gives you a break from your responsibilities as a primary caregiver so you can take some time for yourself. Our compassionate and professional caregivers can provide elderly respite care services to those of East York, West York, and Dallastown, and will be there to ensure that your loved one is well taken care of while you’re away. Whether it is for a couple hours, an entire day, overnight, or even longer-term our staff can provide the care for your loved one at home or any setting as needed. We are available for one-time events, or on a regular basis to give you the much needed time you deserve. Our specialty is elderly respite care, however we provide services to any adult needing our help in the communities of East and West York, as well as Dallastown, PA.
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
There are many aspects to who you are, and only one of those is being a caregiver. If the other parts of yourself are ignored such as your friends and family, career, or hobbies, there can be negative consequences. Not practicing self-care can lead to exhaustion, increased levels of stress, or even serious health problems.
It’s important you take this time for yourself without feeling that you’re in the wrong. You deserve the opportunity to sit back and revitalize your own personal life while taking a break from the everyday routine of caring for someone else. It’s beneficial to both you and your loved one when you take care of your own happiness and it can even invigorate the relationship between the two of you. FirstLight Home Care of York, PA elderly respite care services can provide you the opportunity to reenergize and get back in touch with your own needs without compromising the quality of care and attention your family member deserves.
Contact us today to see how we can help with our eldelry respite care services, available to those in East York, West York, and Dallastown, PA, and surrounding communities.