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About FirstLight
in McHenry County & Surrounding Area

In-Home Care Services Throughout McHenry

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.

Prior to opening FirstLight Home Care of NE McHenry County, Sande Sherman spent more than 25 years working in the human resources field. Most recently, she worked as a human resources executive at CDW in Vernon Hills, IL for 15 years. For the past year, Sande owned and operated a human resources consulting practice. After learning about the in-home care industry, Sande knew that she had to be a part of it. She fell in love with the fact that she could make a difference in people’s lives, particularly in her home town.

Sande is a native and life-long resident of the McHenry area and continues to be involved with the Leadership Committee at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lake Zurich. She is also on the board of the Community Youth Network in Grayslake. In her free time, Sande enjoys playing golf (even though she’s not very good), boating and swimming. She is also crazy about cooking, baking, Sudoku and playing cards.

Sande’s family has deep roots in the community as well and small businesses in their blood. Her father, John Sherman, owned Sherman Plumbing and Heating, a company that was in Crystal Lake until he sold it about 17 years ago (now it is known as Sherman Mechanical in Cary). He was highly involved in the Crystal Lake Community Chamber.

Sande looks forward to providing McHenry home care through compassionate caregiving and helping seniors and those with dementia stay in the comfort of their homes.

FirstLight will service residents of Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Huntley, Island Lake, Lakemoor, Lilly Lake, McHenry, Union, Volo, Wauconda and Woodstock.

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.