Companion Care Services
Keeping You Independent
Companion care and home care services can often be offered at home, in a healthcare facility, or even in a hospital setting. FirstLight Home Care of NW and South Tampa offers a myriad of companion care services to individuals in Westchase, Town ‘N’ Country, and Carrollwood, including 24-hour home care, elderly care, or at home caregiver services for someone who is recovering from surgery or who has a chronic illness.
Regular Visits, Conversation, and Company
Socialization is very important. Having someone to talk to and confide in will have a positive impact on your loved one’s mental and emotional health. FirstLight Home Care prides itself on having caregivers that your loved ones look forward to interacting with, whether that be over a meal or just via a simple conversation.
Our caregivers are not authorized to administer medications, BUT they can set reminders for oral medications and even injections. They will be able to help with pre-measured medications and be on the lookout for negative side effects of those medications. (Don’t forget to ask about our special medical dispensers and other healthcare technology advancements that may be useful for your particular situation.)
Preparing meals can seem like a daunting task, but we are here to assist our clients with that! We make sure we prepare meals that are both nutritious and delicious. Eating meals throughout the day should be an enjoyable experience, not a stressful one. So, let us help you. We will even clean up after.
Keeping up with housework can be overwhelming, especially for a client who is not feeling well physically. The companion caregivers at FirstLight are here to help. They will dust, vacuum, and take out the trash. They will keep the house organized by cleaning up rooms, drawers, and closets. They will even do a light cleaning of the bathrooms and kitchen. That’s one less thing you or your loved one has to worry about.
Are you stressed about laundry? Don’t be! We will wash and dry your loved ones’ clothes, bedding, and towels. We will even iron them and put them away if you ask us to. We understand that these tasks can be physically demanding, especially for someone who suffers from joint pain or who has limited mobility. We are more than happy to help with this.
Shopping, Errands, and Transportation
Some clients like to run errands themselves, while others prefer to have their errands run for them. FirstLight in-home companion caregivers can accommodate both types of people. If a client wants us to pick out their groceries, pick up their prescription, or deliver their dry cleaning, then we will be happy to. If they rather have us drive them to these destinations, so they can do those tasks themselves, then that works too. Our goal at FirstLight of NW and South Tampa is to help our clients in Westchase, Town ‘N’ Country, and Carrollwood maintain their independent living with our companion care and at home care services, while also helping them stay safe.
FirstLight Home Care strives to make sure clients and caregivers have a thriving relationship, which is why they try to match clients and caregivers based on their shared interests. Caregivers are more than willing to take clients to a plethora of leisure activities including bingo night, concerts, and club meetings. Or if a client rather stay in for the night and play a board game, then that’s totally acceptable too.
Mail and Paperwork Organization
FirstLight caregivers can organize household mail and paperwork to make sure the client doesn’t fall behind on paying their bills or keeping up with their records. Caregivers can even open the mail and read it to the clients if that’s what they want. They can be as involved as the client wishes.
Depending on the circumstances, some families wish to have a live-in caregiver for their loved ones. This is an option available at FirstLight Home Care. Live-in services are offered in both temporary solutions or more permanent solutions. Each live-in service is handled on a case-to-case basis.
24-Hour Home Care
There’s no denying that FirstLight Home Care is a technology leader in the in-home care industry. They created a one-of-a-kind web-based care monitoring tool called Client Care Access to help clients and their loved ones stay on top of their care. They also have a variety of personal emergency response devices to choose from. Since their home caregivers can be contacted at any time, clients and their families can have peace of mind knowing their care is uninterrupted.
Family Respite Care
We know how stressful taking care of loved ones can be; it can really take a toll on your life. This is true whether you are a spouse, a child, or simply a friend of a loved one. We are here to give you that much needed rest you deserve. Let us take care of your loved ones for a while through our respite care services, so you can have time to relax. We understand your pain and we want to help.
FirstLight Home Care of NW and South Tampa provides companion care and at home care services to the Hillsborough County communities of Westchase, Town ‘N’ Country, Carrollwood, Hyde Park, Citrus Park, Keystone, and Greater Northdale.