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Girish and Shalini Lahoty, Owners Girish and Shalini Lahoty

Exceptional and Affordable In-Home Care with Flexible Hours in the Boston Area

(781) 874-9901

We’ve been in your shoes and know the importance of personalized and affordable in-home care. We have no weekly minimums, and work with you to create a schedule that fits your unique needs and budget…whether it’s once a week or 24×7 care.

Reliable, attentive, compassionate and experienced – all our caregivers are Dementia trained, national background-checked and fully insured. We’re very selective about who we hire!

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Personal Care

Personal Care

From help with bathing and hygiene to walking and mobility, we help with activities of daily living.

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Companion Care

Companion Care

We provide comfort, companionship and help with transportation, meals and basic household tasks.

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Respite Care

Respite Care

We allow you to take time off from your responsibilities as a family caregiver so you can focus on yourself for a while.

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Our personalized dementia care services help not only the person living with dementia, but their families as well.

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Veteran Care

Veteran Care

FirstLight's veteran home care services support our nation's heroes and their families when they need it most.

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FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest Live-In Care

Live-In Care

Our professional caregivers deliver 24-hour home care in the comfort of one's home.

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Areas We Serve

FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest, MA is proud to offer our home care services to families in:

  • Arlington
  • Belmont
  • Boston
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Lexington
  • Melrose
  • Somerville
  • Stoneham
  • Winchester

Also serving the surrounding areas.

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Client Reviews

First Light is a godsend! When my Mom’s Alzheimer’s took a turn for the worse, I knew we needed to have someone look after her during the day when we were at work. But we were not sure how Mom would take to being with a stranger and how long we would need help for. Girish and Saundra were very flexible in working with us – trying out different hours in mornings and evenings until we nailed down the schedule.

I am so thankful for FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest. I had a recent scheduled outpatient procedure and at the last minute, my arranged helper canceled on me. I was stranded at a Boston Hospital, unable to be released without a ride home and someone to keep an eye on me. The resource RN from the hospital reached out to FirstLight for me and they had someone here within an hour so I could be released and go home to recuperate!

I am most grateful that FirstLight Home Care exists – because they facilitated my cataract surgery and subsequent visits for post op appointments. Their drivers in both instances were competent, friendly and caring – everyone was on time, they knew their way, and once having delivered me to the hospital they were willing to wait while I was being taken care of, which made the return pick up more efficient. I also note that the fees the company charges for these services are very reasonable.

To be clear: we were never able to actually hire aides from FirstLight in Medford, because our family member passed away suddenly before we could do so, so this is not a review of the company’s care, per se. However, I want to say that when we were looking for an alternative care agency and I met with owner, Girish Lahoty, he was respectful, sensitive and responsive. An agency should support families who are doing the difficult work of caring for their loved ones at home.

“Had a very good experience with your company. I am so glad that I have found a company also providing services for international visitors. Keep your great quality and human centric approach. See you next time.

Following knee replacement surgery I unexpectedly found myself confined to my home for five months, requiring in-home nursing, physical and occupational therapy and home health aide services. Fortunately, our health insurance connected us with this fine firm who sent Skylar to help me with personal hygiene, bathing, dressing, laundry, linens, meal preparation, trips to the pharmacy and rides to the doctors. Skylar was a god-send: cheerful, punctual and totally dependable.

I highly recommend FirstLight Home Care. I hired them to provide care to my cousin who urgently needed daily help. Girish the owner of FirstLight has been so helpful in providing someone for my cousin on short notice and accommodating her schedule. The caregivers who have helped my cousin have been kind, competent, trustworthy and reliable. My cousin has been well taken care of and she has enjoyed the caregivers’ company.

FirstLight Home Care had someone in my sister’s home within three hours of our request in September of this year. From that moment forward they managed to provide compassionate care to my sister who was in hospice care in her home. Girish Lahoty and Saundra Lyons were always responsive in a timely way whenever we needed to discuss schedules or special needs of my sister.

Our entire family is so grateful for the amazing care FirstLight provided to our Dad. Everyone at First Light was amazing, so hard-working and they really cared about his well-being. Every member of the team did their part and we can’t thank them enough. Would definitely recommend them!

If you need help caring for a family member, I highly recommend First Light. I had been taking care of my husband on my own for five years and decided I needed some extra help. After talking to various companies, I settled on First Light. They work with you to find the perfect fit of caregiver to patient. Through my husbands dementia, First Light provided me with excellent service. The caregivers assigned to my husband were compassionate, competent, and kind.

My family and I met Girish just before my dad was released from rehab. Since we had never needed this type of service before, we were not sure what to expect. First Light has not disappointed. They assigned a small group of caregivers, and the ones they sent to care for dad have been awesome. They were adept at helping walk and transfer my dad, as he is getting stronger. But just as importantly, they have all been so kind and encouraging to my dad (and mom). They have made this difficult transition so much easier than we expected

We have been using First Light Home Care of Boston for the past two years. We have had nothing but a positive experience and feel fortunate that we use them. My husband David has Parkinson’s with dementia. His caregivers are kind, patient and professional. They take David out for walks, out for breakfast or lunch and do errands that he wants to do such as picking up his prescriptions or dry cleaning or grocery shopping. They treat him with care and respect. I am very grateful to have them in our lives

Our family is very pleased with the care my father in-law has received from the staff at FirstLight so far. The whole process has been smooth and seamless. From the very first contact with Girish, the president and owner to the home care director, Saundra, to the staff coming to the home, it has been worry-free. Girish was very helpful and was able to answer all our questions and concerns. Saundra is always available when we need her, lets us know if there will be any changes in the schedule or staffing.

Caring, reliable, concerned, experienced — we could not be happier with the service FirstLight has provided our family. They listen and treat each case individually so they can match the right caregiver to the specific need.

I think FirstLight is a great company and they really care about their families, clients and caregivers. I appreciate everything they do.

Dependable! Never question their abilities! I’ve had peace of mind ever since I chose them.

Helpful and cooperative with dedicated employees who do their best to care for their clients.

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Awards & Associations

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Proudly Caring for Veterans
Home Care Association of America
Proud Supporter of Legacy List with Matt Paxton

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Top Home Care Agency for Client Satisfaction

While others talk about customer-centricity, we walk the talk! Read some of our 5-star client reviews on Google to get a sense of the quality and reliability of service that you can expect from us.

No Weekly Minimums

At our free in-home consultation, we enjoy taking the time to understand our clients’ needs and personality to create a personalized Care Plan and match them with right caregiver.

We do NOT believe in imposing weekly minimums. Whether it’s once a week or 24×7 care, we create flexible schedules to fit your unique needs and budget.

Reliable Dementia-trained Caregivers

Our focus on finding and training extraordinary caregivers, as well as innovative services, ensures that you receive exceptional care that goes beyond the basics of bathing, housework, and trips to the doctor. All our aides go through specialized Dementia Training to assist clients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lewy body disease, and other dementia-related conditions.

Affordable Home Care

Along with flexible schedules, we make home care even more affordable by accepting Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance, including assignment of benefits. We also assist veterans and their spouses to qualify for VA benefits. We simplify the complex process and can often get care started immediately.

As the leading home care provider in the Metro Boston area and surrounding communities, we believe that everyone should be able to live a full, satisfying life no matter the challenges. We provide home care, senior care, respite care, and more to adults of all ages. Whatever assistance you or your loved one requires, we’re ready to design a care plan which accounts for all your specific needs. We give seniors and those with disabilities the ability to live a fulfilling life while staying safe and healthy. By providing home care to those who need it, we help people reclaim their life. The caregivers at FirstLight are compassionate people. We’re here to help with day-to-day tasks or even personal companionship. Whether you need a dedicated, live-in caregiver, or just someone to visit, FirstLight is here to help. Our primary service area includes Arlington, Belmont, Billerica, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Chelmsford, East Boston, Dorchester, Everett, Lexington, Lowell, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, South Boston, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn.

Call us today at (781) 874-9901 to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation!

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