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Girish and Shalini Lahoty, owners of FirstLight Home Care of Boston NorthwestGirish and Shalini Lahoty

Exceptional and Affordable Caregivers with Flexible Hours in Cambridge, Lexington and Winchester

(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 in the Boston Northwest area.

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

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Boston Northwest Home Care

FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest provides private home care services that allow seniors and other adults to receive the support they deserve in a comfortable, familiar setting. To learn how a compassionate in-home caregiver can improve your loved one’s quality of life, take a look at our care services below.

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Areas We Serve

FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest 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

I have nothing but great things to say about First Light. It is difficult to decide when the time is right for in home services for a parent but in doing some research we narrowed it down to a few. Our decision was based on many positives including the quick response from Girish as he listened to what our needs were for my dad. There has been an open line of communication with the office and staff. The aide my father has has become part of our family. He looks forward to her coming daily. We couldn’t be more happy with this organization and recommended them highly.

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 treat him with care and respect. I am very grateful to have them in our lives.

My family has been very pleased with First Light, and with the great people they have sent to care for my mother (over 100 years old). First Light sets a high standard for their employees who are dedicated, responsible, and caring. They have engaged with my mother in ways that have contributed to her physical and cognitive health. They have also been there to deal effectively and compassionately with her bouts of physical discomfort. Response during the day is immediate as the director can be reached by text message or e-mail. We have tried other agencies and First Light is truly exceptional. We have been with them for over six months now.

I like that they have personalized the care to me. My caregiver is a caring and competent person and the office calls when there are any issues. I am totally satisfied.

Our family is so grateful to First Light Home Care of Boston Northwest. Our very first contact with First Light was to request a first emergency visit to our very ill sister at her home in Cambridge. The visit was made within 3 hours and feedback provided quickly thereafter. From that point forward, First Light has provided caring people to be at my sister’s home 24-7. When there were changes or questions, they were extremely flexible and communicative. Our family was all helping my sister remotely from different states, so First Light’s communication and attention were sorely needed and critical to her and our well being. The individual staff of First Light learned quickly how to respond to my sister, and demonstrated caring and patience even when things were tough.

I chose FirstLight Home Care because I used them in the past. FirstLight Home Care has made my experience positive by being dependable, reliable and personable.

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!

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. There are no surprises and we like that! Other agencies have not been this reliable unfortunately. My father in-law is very happy with the care is receiving and as nurses ourselves, it speaks volumes if we are happy too!

They are very reliable, so I’d certainly recommend them. My dad is not an easy person to take care of, but the caregiver has a lot of patience and is very likeable. She is also physically strong enough to handle him, so it works well.

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. If you are looking for home health care…..look no further.

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.

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.

We are caregivers.

Awards & Associations

Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice 2023
VA Approved Provider
Home Care Association of America
Corporate Partner - Aging Life Care Association

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Top Home Care Agency for Client Satisfaction in Boston Northwest

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 in-home caregiving 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 in Boston Northwest

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 Boston Northwest area, including Cambridge, Lexington and Winchester, 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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