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About FirstLight
in Cheektowaga

Reliable Senior Home Care Through Buffalo, NY

We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are, and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.

Perry Ciambella, Owner

Perry Ciambella, Owner

Why FirstLight Home Care Buffalo was Founded

Perry Ciambella was living with and helping care for both of his parents. He learned that in the US, more people now take time off from work to care for parents than for children. He found that Caregivers often don’t know where to turn and get burdened with that cloud of uncertainty about how long and whether they can handle care. At least three things contribute to that uncertainty:

  1. When caring for parents one must plan for giving increasing amounts of time as opposed to when caring for children one can count on increasing independence. Most caregivers are happy to sacrifice for their parents/spouses because they properly love and honor them. But they are torn because their lives are busy with careers, caring for others, and other commitments that don’t recede as care needs increase.
  2. Besides that the health care situation in this country threatens the weak and infirm. Hospitals are often pressured to release or not admit patients who just a few years ago could be well cared for there. And even those admitted to facilities of all sorts often find understaffing so that one needs a constant advocate to speak up for the needs of the sick. All this puts a greater burden on caregivers, when they are already busier than ever.
  3. Perhaps the area of greatest concern is how to cost effectively get help. Everyone has heard of, or experienced first hand someone who has turned over a significant amount of wealth to a skilled nursing Facility, assisted living center or the like.

FirstLight has a better way. Now, with the latest technology and a culture of care that is based on extraordinary people, exceptional care, FirstLight can provide help for caregivers while maintaining independence and safety in your own home, all in flexible and very cost effective solutions that are custom fit to your needs.

Offering a free in-home assessment, we can direct you to payment options that could work best for you for each area of need.  Funding sources for home care services can include medicare, medicaid, veterans benefits, Managed Long Term Care Insurance, Workers Comp Insurance, County Senior Services, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver program, Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Program, Alzheimer’s care, Long Term Care insurance, private pay and other possibilities.

We are happy to help and serve you, to lessen your burden and assist you in the loving care of your loved ones. The Mission of FirstLight is to Love and serve the least of our brothers and sisters in response to Christ’s instruction in Mt 25:31.

We would be honored to serve you and your family.

– Perry Ciambella, owner, FirstLight of Buffalo, NY

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 is what we believe in above all else as they guide our home care 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.