Coronavirus (COVID-19): Learn How FirstLight is Here to Help

Boston, MA
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 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.  Our quality caregiving solutions are perfect for the elderly, mothers with a newborn baby or anyone needing help with daily tasks at home. Our talented caregivers offer quality companion and personal care solutions for you or your loved ones, giving you peace-of-mind knowing that the help you need is there. 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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and frequently update our ProtocolsPlease read our latest update (also appearing at the very top of this page).

Members of our office team participated in the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s the other day. We took a step in the fight to support those facing Alzheimer’s and all dementias by participating as a team and fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you to everyone who made a donation–our many clients, friends, family members, caregivers, and others. We exceeded our team fundraising goal and had a great time supporting the organization’s event in a safe, socially distant way.

In our celebration of National CNA Week a few months ago, we recognized all of our amazing caregivers. In this short video, the office team shared some words which come to mind–words which reflect how our caregivers inspire us. And we introduced our new Weekend On-Call Specialist, Melander Taylor (we are thrilled to have Melander on-board–learn more about Melander in this post). To our caregivers, you really are everything to us.  Watch the video here.

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 Amanda found a cat for her 76 year-old Client, Rosemary.

As a supporter and donor to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and member of the affiliated, Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition, we stand firmly with the peaceful protesters who seek justice and systematic change.  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.

Please take some time to listen to Wendy in an interview on the Engaging Voices podcast.  Wendy shares how she became interested in gerontology, the importance of empathy and communication in the business of care, and how she connects with stressed clients and families.  In addition, Wendy provides an inside view on what makes FirstLight Home Care of Boston – Back Bay different from other home care providers.

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If you don't have an elderly loved one, we help busy families too. We can also help if you're now working from home and need assistance. And all of our caregivers are taking extra precautions and following procedures to keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

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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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