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Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

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,, Facebook or  Yelp.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  We are closely monitoring Covid-19 and frequently update our ProtocolsPlease read our latest update.

We are thrilled to expand our office care team with the addition of Nachelle Augustin as Care Support CoordinatorNachelle’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!  To donate to our walk this year, please visit our Team Page.

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.”

Real Estate TalkWatch 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. To donate to our walk this year, please visit our Team Page.

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Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

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Home Care in Boston You Can Trust

Whether you have an elderly or disabled loved one who’s struggling to live on their own, or a relative recovering from surgery or the birth of a baby, FirstLight® Home Care of Boston – Back Bay can help. We provide innovative, non-medical home care services to adults across Boston, Back Bay, and other surrounding areas. We’ll ensure your family member has quality care and compassionate support, giving you both peace of mind in the process.

What Sets Our Home Care Company Apart

Finding the right home care for a loved one is an important decision, but it’s one that can be met with uncertainty when you’re not sure where to turn. Whatever your family member’s needs, abilities, or preferences, we’ll find out what matters to them most and personalize our care around them. This ensures we’re helping in ways they feel comfortable with and you’re confident in, whether it’s weekly, daily, or around-the-clock.

Not only do we provide support for individuals, but the whole family, too. We know finding the right caregiver can be an overwhelming and stressful process. With our team by your side, you’ll have a source of information and a shoulder to lean on every step of the way. We even have an experienced, licensed social worker who can offer additional advice, addressing every concern you have.

Some other ways we can support your family and loved one include by:

  • Listening first, so we fully understand your unique situation before offering solutions.
  • Educating you about all possible options so you can make more informed choices.
  • Offering a level care that’s focused on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
  • Providing compassionate, experienced caregivers who treat your loved one with dignity and respect.
  • Giving your family member the level of support that’s ideally suited for them, whether it’s part- or full-time.

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Get Started with Personalized Home Care in Boston

We can meet the wide-ranging needs of your loved one today, tomorrow, and in the future. Whether it’s a little assistance each day with cooking and light housekeeping, a companion to talk to, or respite care, we can provide the right level of support and modify it as needed if your loved one’s condition changes. You can stop worrying and simply enjoy quality time together. Read our reviews to learn more.

We’re proud to provide this high level of care in many communities, including:

  • Boston (Downtown)
  • Back Bay
  • South Boston
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Roslindale
  • West Roxbury
  • Hyde Park
  • Milton
  • And throughout the surrounding areas

For home care in Boston, MA you can trust for your loved one and your whole family, we’re just a call away at (857) 703-4022.

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FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston is an industry leading provider in respite care, senior care, and home care for adults of any age, providing home care services to the West Suburban Boston communities including Needham, Newton, and Wellesley. Our Needham home care services allow seniors and people with disabilities to live quality lives wherever they are located. FirstLight has a home care solution that will fit whatever situation you or a loved one has. Our senior care and respite care in Needham provides for those who need a little assistance to remain in their homes, while our home care services are geared toward people with disabilities, who may need help handling day to day tasks. We even offer visits for people who want company to talk to and share moments with. FirstLight’s home care services vary based on someone’s needs, from a few hours per day of help to full-time care, and we even accept Long Term Care Insurance! For all of your respite care, home care, and senior care needs in Needham and Newton, contact FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston. 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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