Skip to Content

About FirstLight
in The Valley

Why Choose FirstLight Home Care The Valley

At FirstLight Home Care of The Valley, we provide exceptional care so that your loved one has the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve in the place they call home.

We exist to help people have their best day – every day – whatever that means for them. Our team of trusted care professionals in The Valley is passionate about providing personalized care, creating meaningful relationships and making a difference in the lives of others.

Michael R. Senchak, Owner

Michael is a graduate of the Youngstown State University school of business.  During his tenure at YSU, Michael was awarded the Senior Leadership Award in Management and graduated summa cum laude.

Michael grew up watching his father work in various healthcare settings. This example inspired him to start his first FirstLight Home Care business in 2013. Michael and his father now own and operate FirstLight Home Care sites in Ohio and Florida.

Outside of work, you can often find Michael enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Kelley and dogs Bruno, Cowboy and Dingo. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and being in nature. Michael has the honor to be an Elder and Treasurer at his local church.

Mike S. Senchak, Owner

Mike S. Senchak, Owner

Mike comes to FirstLight Home Care of the Valley with over 40 years of healthcare experience. He started his healthcare career as an orderly while obtaining various degrees from YSU, including undergraduate degrees in Business and Nursing, and a Master in Business Administration degree. His healthcare experiences include providing direct patient care in various clinical settings, nursing administration and hospital administration. In 1999 Mike started Mahoning Valley Hospital and served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for nine years.

Over the past few years Mike and his son, Michael, discussed going into business together that had a focus on serving and helping others. He loves working with Michael and sharing the passion of caring for others.

In his free time, he enjoys thoroughbred horses, golfing, fishing and spending time with his wife Jeanne, children Michael (Kelley) and Kimberly (John), and his granddaughter Gabriella, aka “Gabba.”

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.


FirstLight Home Care is Honored to be Named a 2024 Provider of Choice!

We are proud to serve each and every one of you in the Valley.