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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.

Craig & Dana Harvey, Owners

Craig and Dana Harvey, Owners

Craig and Dana Harvey never anticipated that in 2013 they would be owners of a Hudson Valley home care agency today. Craig worked for one of the largest Dialysis Companies in the world, managing 2 separate facilities, one in Pennsylvania and one in New York. He oversaw the work of many dedicated Doctors and Nurses who passionately cared for patients with chronic kidney failure and who depended on dialysis for survival. Many of their patients were elderly and/or disabled and could use the services of a compassionate home care agency to assist them with the daily activities of their lives. So when Dana mentioned to Craig that she was interested in opening a home care business, to Craig it made perfect sense. With aging parents of their own and with most adult children of the elderly working, there is a struggle to help their loved ones stay in their homes or care for them in their own homes while they work. Craig and Dana’s own grandparents were in nursing homes and they had planned on doing everything possible to prevent that from happening to their parents. They knew they could make a difference. Thus began a long process to find the right home care agency to partner with, one who could bring experience and best practices to the table as well as a passion for caring. This led them FirstLight Home Care. The Executive Team at FirstLight Home Care has over 87 years of home and senior care experience and they have developed many unique and differentiated programs to help people stay in their homes comfortably and safely. This combined with Craig’s healthcare management and operational experience, gives FirstLight Home Care Hudson Valley the foundation needed to provide the best quality home and senior care in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Briana Russo, FirstLight Home Care Hudson Valley’s Care Coordinator, is a lifelong resident of Goshen, NY. She graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina with a degree in Psychology. While working in a nursing home during her final year of college, she maintained her standing on the Dean’s List and President’s List. In addition to her nursing home experience, she brings an enthusiasm and desire for helping people. We are thrilled to have her on board.

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Briana Russo, Care Coordinator

Briana Russo, FirstLight Home Care Hudson Valley’s Care Coordinator, is a lifelong resident of Goshen, NY. She graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina with a degree in Psychology. While working in a nursing home during her final year of college, she maintained her standing on the Dean’s List and President’s List. In addition to her nursing home experience, she brings an enthusiasm and desire for helping people. We are thrilled to have her on board.

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.

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.

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.