Columbus, OH

FirstLight is About People

Home Care is Not a Career, It’s a Calling

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.

IMG_9693FirstLight Home Care of Columbus opened in 2011 after Brian Kreindler, owner and operator, left his 18 year career in the travel industry for a more meaningful direction. Brian researched many opportunities and quickly realized that FirstLight Home Care was the obvious choice in the home care industry. Helping seniors and others that needed assistance felt like the right choice. Experiencing firsthand, the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s in his own family, Brian knew that helping others navigate through the complexities of senior care was his passion. Brian is dedicated to providing families with the resources and communication that is needed to make fully informed and educated decisions during difficult times.

A native of Cincinnati, Brian and his family have called Columbus home since 2006. Brian is an active volunteer in the community, enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.

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Meet the Family

Brian’s wife, Emily, is an event planner and designer of custom invitations and paper products and fresh flowers. She is the owner of Emily’s Events, Etc located in Columbus. Emily is an active volunteer in the community and has served on numerous boards. She enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Spencer is a junior at Dublin Coffman HS. He runs cross country, plays basketball and golf. Is a member of the drama club, chess club and enjoys robotics. In his spare time he likes to skateboard and snow board. Spencer works at Jason’s Deli in Dublin and also has his own neighborhood lawn care business. Spencer is planning to attend Columbus State.

Jeffrey is a sophomore at Dublin Coffman HS. He is a goalie on the lacross team. He is a member of the physics club and then robotics team. Jeffrey is studying his third year of Chinese. He recently received his amateur radio license. Jeffrey works at Kroger in Dublin. Jeffrey’s goal is to attend MIT.

Abigail is the youngest of the family. She will be 3 in January 2014. Her big brothers adore her and she thinks she is older than she is. She is full of energy and surprises. She makes everyone laugh and enjoys visiting her Daddy’s office. Abby is a helper, she has her mommy’s creativity and her daddy’s sense of humor and a BIG heart! Abby enjoys swimming and loves Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty and Dora. Abby especially loves her two doggies, Luna and Zeus.

Luna is a 5 year old golden retriever who loves the water and to watch and chase squirrels. She is a loving and patient dog that enjoys walks and her family.

Zeus is a 9 year old black lab/pointer mix. He is a rescue dog from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. He is a very sweet and gentle dog that will do almost anything for a treat. He loves his family and is forever home!


December 2013: The daughter (and baker) of Brian Kreindler from FirstLight Home Care of Columbus, baked homemade cookies for her Daddy’s patients, caregivers and business associates for the holidays. Not quiet 3 yet, Abby showed her skills in the kitchen in the video below. Enjoy!

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Watch the owners of FirstLight Home Care on the Gail Hogan show on NBC: FirstLight Home Care of Columbus, Brian Kreindler and FirstLight Home Care of Powell, Kathy Kotowski


October 2012: FirstLight Home Care of Columbus is proud to announce that we have been named “Best of Home Care” 2012″ by Home Care Pulse.


March 2013: FirstLight Home Care of Columbus earned the distinction of “Best of Home Care 2013” from Home Care Pulse again for 2013! Great job FirstLight Team!

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