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About FirstLight
in Asheville

Home Care is Not a Career, It’s a Calling

We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are, and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.

Andy with his parents and sister after his mother finished her cancer treatments in Asheville

Andy Rickman, President

As President, Andy manages FirstLight Home Care of Asheville and leads the community relations and business development efforts.

Andy was born and raised in Asheville, NC and graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.A. in Education. Prior to opening his FirstLight office in Asheville, Andy served in a number of business development and management positions with several Information Technology services organizations in Atlanta, GA. In those roles, he developed programs and campaigns to promote a range of telecommunications business services.

In 2015, Andy decided to move back home to Asheville, NC to be closer to his family. Several years later, he began taking care of his mother who was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. Since then, Andy has personally seen the growing need for high-quality caregiving services with the primary goal of helping people remain independent. He understands firsthand the difficulty of caring for loved ones, as well as the challenges of finding qualified and compassionate resources to provide that much-needed care.

Opening the FirstLight Home Care office in Asheville is an opportunity for Andy to give back to the community, to seniors and others in his hometown and the surrounding Western North Carolina area, by offering an important service—one which has such a significant impact on quality of life.

Andy has two grown daughters, Amber and Brooke, and a son-in-law, Aaron, who serves in the 101st Airborne Division.

Vision & Mission

At FirstLight Home Care, we envision a world in which all adults may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. We exist to help people have their best day, every day. Our mission is to provide compassionate home care so that the families we serve have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

Core Values

We live these core values every day, without compromise. It is what we believe in above all else as they guide our home care company and team members to help us achieve our mission.

Focus Relationships First

Focus on Relationships First

We have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of others and an incredible opportunity to help people live their best lives. By focusing on relationships, we create caring environments where people are encouraged to use their unique experiences and backgrounds to create lasting bonds. This is our Culture of Care philosophy that motivates us to do more as we serve others.

Act with Integrity

Act with Integrity

We’re honest, trustworthy and committed to doing the right thing. Providing service with integrity means we consistently do what we say we’re going to do, communicate with transparency and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Give Joy

Give Joy

We find, bring and share joy in our work every day. By practicing kindness, gratitude, and having a positive attitude, we bring happiness and genuinely make people feel good.

Grow Together

Grow Together

We strive to build and nurture a culture that creates strong teams, fosters curiosity and connects ideas. This drives us to break the status quo and, together, find ways to consistently improve and grow.

Make A Difference Every Day

Make a Difference Every Day

Each day we are inspired to make a difference in people’s lives, and we have a sincere desire to make the world a better place. We seek to improve the lives of others through our dedication to reliable, professional first-class service.