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About FirstLight
in Boston Northwest

Flexible Schedules. Exceptional Care.

We know your first priority when choosing a home care agency in the Boston area is finding someone who will care for your loved one as you would… someone you can always trust and rely on. We’ve been in your shoes, and know what it takes to deliver the very best quality of personalized, yet affordable, in-home care.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for you and your loved one. We’re not content to simply help people get through the day. We want them to live life to the fullest and have the best day possible, filled with exceptional care, joy and accomplishment. Today and every day.

Girish and Shalini Lahoty, Owners

Girish and Shalini Lahoty

We’ve Been in Your Shoes

My wife Shalini and I were inspired to start a home care agency to serve the Greater Boston area after experiencing the value of caregivers in our own lives.

Shalini’s dad struggled with dementia before he passed away. Coordinating his care from miles away, we realized how difficult it can be when your loved one is in failing health and you can’t be there to care of them yourself.

My dad’s had chronic health and mobility issues for many years and I grew up helping my mom take care of dad and my younger siblings. She is a caregiver extraordinaire and I want to ensure that anyone who needs a helping hand has someone like my mom to lovingly care for them. That’s why we only hire compassionate caregivers who genuinely enjoy helping others and bringing a smile to their face.

Dementia Care

To better help so many of our senior clients living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia, I decided to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). This specialized training helps me develop holistic and personalized care plans for clients living with dementia, and equally importantly, advice their families on how to better understand and interact with their loved ones. I also developed a dementia training module to equip all our caregivers with redirection tips and techniques to compassionately care for clients living with dementia.

Both Shalini and I are passionate about delighting our customers with exceptional service and making a difference in our communities – it’s so gratifying! We look forward to understanding your needs and seeing how we can deliver peace of mind to you and your family.

Warm regards,
Girish Lahoty
CEO & Owner

Providing the Best Home Care & Elderly Care

Here are a few reasons why our clients consistently rate us #1 in Client Satisfaction, and refer us to their friends and family.

Affordable Home Care

Whether it’s once a week or 24×7 care, we offer very flexible schedules with no weekly minimums. Why pay for more care than you need?

We work with you to create a schedule that fits your unique needs and budget, continuously assess how things are going, and refine the schedule to whatever works best for you.

Reliable Caregivers that Go The Extra Mile

Punctual, compassionate, attentive, trusted, trained and experienced – these are just some of the qualities you will find in our caregivers.

We are very selective about who we hire, and take our clients’ safety and security very seriously. That’s why all our caregivers are direct employees (not contractors), fully insured & bonded, and thoroughly vetted with drug test and a national background check – not just a Massachusetts-only CORI check. Rest assured that we only select people we would trust with our own family.

We have a generous reward and recognition program for our caregivers, and do whatever it takes to have happy and engaged employees… because it’s directly reflected in the quality of services that they provide to you.

Completely Personalized Home Care

At our complimentary in-home consultation, we enjoy getting to know our clients and their families, developing a personalized care plan, and pairing them with caregivers who are a right fit with their needs and personality.

And on the first visit, we’ll be there for a face-to-face introduction to your caregiver. You need to be absolutely comfortable with who is coming into your home.

Person-First Dementia Care

FirstLight Home Care of Boston Northwest’s CEO & owner, Girish Lahoty, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). This specialized dementia training helps us to take a Person-First Dementia Care approach to develop personalized and holistic care plans for clients living with Alzheimer’s and other 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 dementia care training module for our caregivers to equip ALL our caregivers with tips and techniques to compassionately care for clients living with dementia.

“Good” isn’t Good Enough

We gather feedback from our clients and their families on a monthly basis through an independent third-party evaluation company. Through our ongoing commitment to ask and listen, we learn where we are successful and where we need to improve to deliver unparalleled home care and elderly care.

Our Services include:
  • Personal Hygiene – help with bathing, grooming, dressing, incontinence care, etc.
  • Mobility assistance, wheelchair transfer and posture positioning
  • Medication reminders, conversation and company
  • Meal preparation, special diets and eating assistance
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, shopping and errands
  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Recreational activities and companionship
  • Respite care – relief to a family caregiver to enjoy some time off
  • 24-hour care
  • Live-in care
  • Specialized Dementia care

Vision & Mission

At FirstLight Home Care, we envision a world in which all adults may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. We exist to help people have their best day, every day. Our mission is to provide compassionate home care so that the families we serve have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

Core Values

We live these core values every day, without compromise. It’s what we believe in above all else as they guide our company and team members to help us achieve our mission.

Focus Relationships First

Focus on Relationships First

We have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of others and an incredible opportunity to help people live their best lives. By focusing on relationships, we create caring environments where people are encouraged to use their unique experiences and backgrounds to create lasting bonds. This is our Culture of Care philosophy that motivates us to do more as we serve others.

Act with Integrity

Act with Integrity

We’re honest, trustworthy and committed to doing the right thing. Providing service with integrity means we consistently do what we say we’re going to do, communicate with transparency and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Give Joy

Give Joy

We find, bring and share joy in our work every day. By practicing kindness, gratitude, and having a positive attitude, we bring happiness and genuinely make people feel good.

Grow Together

Grow Together

We strive to build and nurture a culture that creates strong teams, fosters curiosity and connects ideas. This drives us to break the status quo and, together, find ways to consistently improve and grow.

Make A Difference Every Day

Make a Difference Every Day

Each day we are inspired to make a difference in people’s lives, and we have a sincere desire to make the world a better place. We seek to improve the lives of others through our dedication to reliable, professional first-class service.