Medford, MA

A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care

For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia isn’t easy. Coping with the depression, anxiety, and isolation associated with dementia care takes a toll on both the afflicted and their loved ones. At FirstLight, we take a person-first approach to care for the person, not the disease, and provide specialized training to our caregivers. We customize our care plans to the individuals we work worth and their families. Working together, we can improve your loved one’s quality of life and ease the burden on the family. That’s why we’re the top home care providers for dementia care in the Metro Boston area and surrounding communities such as Arlington, Brookline, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, and Winchester.

Dementia-trained Caregivers

FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest owner, Girish Lahoty, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). This specialized dementia training helps our caregiving team to develop personalized, engaging care plans for clients with various forms of dementia. It also helps us advise families on strategies to better understand and interact with their loved ones who are living with this disease.

Using his comprehensive knowledge about dementia, Girish created a unique and practical dementia care training module for our caregivers. This Dementia Training module is a standard part of caregiver training to equip ALL our caregivers with tips and techniques to compassionately care for clients living with dementia.

Person-First Dementia Care

No two people with Alzheimer’s or dementia are the same. The diseases both manifest differently for each person who has it. We’ll work with you to design a care plan that works for you and your loved one. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all elder care. Our home caregivers serving the Northwest Boston communities like Winchester, Lexington, Belmont and Brookline believe in person-first dementia care.

At FirstLight Home Care, we consider your loved one’s past, present, and future before we design a care plan. We’ll go about crafting a unique care plan which accounts for their condition, personality, and wishes. We’re here to help your loved one and those who look after them cope with their condition.

By engaging with our clients on a one-on-one basis, FirstLight Home Care can offer unique care programs specialized for you and your family. Help your loved one take back their life with the customized elder care from FirstLight, serving Medford, Winchester, Lexington, and surrounding Northwest Boston communities.

FirstLight’s dementia care starts with a “Who I Am” booklet which lets us know who your loved one is. We’re interested in more than just basic history. We’ll examine every aspect of your loved one’s need, such as:

  • What makes you happy?
  • Laugh?
  • Feel accomplished?
  • What distresses or frustrates you?

We use this information to create a specific care program for your loved one. We want you to find a caregiver that you feel comfortable with, so you’ll be a part of the caretaker selection process from the start. Once care has begun, we’ll keep in touch to ensure that you are satisfied with our services. We use focus groups, client surveys, and advisors to ensure we’re giving your loved on the best care.

Providing care for the Boston Northwest communities of Arlington, Belmont, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester and Woburn.

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