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About FirstLight
in Valparaiso

Why Choose FirstLight Home Care Valparaiso

At FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso, 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 Valparaiso is passionate about providing personalized care, creating meaningful relationships and making a difference in the lives of others.

Jim & Michelle Alex, Owners of FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso

Jim and Michelle Alex, Owners

Jim and Michelle Alex identified the need for quality and professional caregiving services in northwest Indiana during their long careers as pharmaceutical representatives . After Michelle was downsized in 2010 and Jim was wary about what his own future in healthcare held, the couple decided to try something new and apply their skills to a more meaningful area of work. The Alexes discovered FirstLight Home Care to be the perfect fit and opened for business in April.

In the Alexes line of work as pharmaceutical consultants, they noticed the doctors’ offices they worked with had trouble getting some of the elderly patients to come in for their scheduled appointments. They also found that Valparaiso had a number of assisted living facilities but many of the residents’ family members wanted the option for their loved ones to remain in their homes, if possible. Jim and Michelle realized that the aging population of baby boomers provided great opportunity and a chance to help local families in their community.

People who are caring for aging parents need to plan financially for the future and need to weigh all options available for long-term care. FirstLight Home Care services Valparaiso, Munster, Chesterton, Portage, Merrillville, Crown Point and surrounding communities. Jim and Michelle have a steady growth plan in place and plan on utilizing their experience and connections in the local health field to build the new business throughout northwest Indiana. Both are looking forward to providing the best care possible.

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.