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About FirstLight
in Southern Maine

Why Choose FirstLight Home Care Southern Maine

At FirstLight Home Care of Southern Maine, we provide exceptional care so that your loved one has the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve in the place they call home.

We exist to help people have their best day – every day – whatever that means for them. Our team of trusted care professionals in Southern Maine is passionate about providing personalized care, creating meaningful relationships and making a difference in the lives of others.

Peter Gartland and Carol Larkin, Owners

Peter Gartland and Carol Larkin, Owners

FirstLight Home Care of Southern Maine is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter Gartland and Carol Larkin.

We left private industry management positions and chose to develop this in-home care company based on our 15+ years of personal caregiving to our elder parents. Because of our own first-hand experience with elder care, we know the issues, questions and challenges facing individuals who assume the caregiver role.

When we became caregivers of our elderly parents, we realized there was an acute need:

  1. For a service to assist caregivers, like ourselves, with the sometimes complex array of service provider decisions.
  2. To offer a more cost-effective option to alternative residential care.
  3. To provide families with a viable option for allowing elders to remain living in their own home.
  4. To provide peace of mind to those caring for a loved one.

We have experienced your issues, and, as home care providers, are here to offer you a helping hand.

We invite you to call us for more information at (207) 627-1125 to discuss your in-home care needs and concerns. Our caregivers can be found from Windham to North Conway, NH, the Lewiston/Auburn area, Norway, S. Paris to Yarmouth, Cumberland and many more towns.

Come visit with us!

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.