Helping People through Home Care in the Back Bay, South Boston, South End, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and other neighborhoods in Boston
At FirstLight Home Care of Boston – Back Bay, we provide innovative home care services for the Back Bay, South Boston, South End and many of the surrounding downtown Boston and outlying neighborhoods, such as West Roxbury, as well as the town of Milton. We accept Long Term Care Insurance (including the assignment of benefits) to help families provide exceptional care for their loved one.
FirstLight Home Care of Boston – Back Bay enjoys the same ownership and management and high quality caregivers as FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston. To get a good sense of how our clients feel about us, we welcome you to read the many outstanding reviews (of the West Suburban Boston office) on Google, AgingCare.com, Facebook or Yelp.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are closely monitoring Covid-19 and frequently update our Protocols. Please read our latest update.
We are thrilled to expand our office care team with the addition of Melissa Coutts as Care Coordinator. Melissa’s arrival at FirstLight Home Care reaffirms our commitment to provide the highest standards of care and service to our clients and families.
Thank you to our office team and other staff members, Clients, professional referral sources and many other friends who made a donation to the Greater Boston Alzheimer’s Walk last year. We greatly appreciated your support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s important mission of education, awareness, advocacy–and critically, research. You helped raise over $3,000!
Listen to Wendy’s interview during an episode of the podcast, Club Sandwich, a discussion of “life in the middle” with Jennifer Owens.
Wendy shares tips for what to think about when considering in-home care.
What are the signs your aging parent needs in-home care? How do you have that conversation? How do you choose a caregiver? Listen to the 20 minute podcast for helpful tips and advice
To get a sense of the compassion of our exceptional, employee caregivers, please read the Boston Globe story or watch the TV news report of how our Caregiver Amanda found a cat for her 76 year-old Client, Rosemary.
As a 2022 Patron-level supporter/donor to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and member of the affiliated, Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition, we strive to expand opportunities for all foreign-born people and their children, so they can make the most of their talent and labor. We commend MIRA’s mission to help identify and remove barriers to integration, working with local and state leaders as well as nonprofits and businesses to craft more inclusive policies that benefit the entire communities. Read more about our support.
Find out what Wendy Adlerstein, LSW, our Executive Director and Owner, suggests in the hiring of the right personal care aide in her interview in U.S. News & World Report, “5 Steps for Selecting a Personal Care Aide for Mom and Dad“. Read Wendy’s recommendations for wellness checks during the holidays (still relevant this winter) from the Boston-area newspaper group, Wicked Local and the Needham Times and read Wendy’s suggestions for making your home more comfortable in a U.S. News’ interview, “6 Factors to Consider Before Using Your Retirement Savings for Caregiving.”
Watch Wendy discuss aging in place in this video from Real Estate Talk Boston.
Finally, Wendy was a guest of Nicole Will’s WillGather, “Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One” podcast. In this episode, Wendy shares her insight into how she is seeing the perspective shift in aging, especially in a home care setting. Wendy offers her thoughts on the qualities which make up a great caregiver and what to look for when you hire a home care agency. Wendy also encourages a younger generation to look at caregiving as a great way to spend their time and foster meaningful relationships.
Wendy was Co-Chair of the Senior Services Sub-Committee for the 2021 Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s and we thank our many clients, friends, professional referral sources and others who donated.
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