Helping People through Home Care in the Communities of
Needham, Newton, Wellesley and Surrounding Cities and Towns
At FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston, we provide innovative home care services for Needham, Newton, and surrounding communities throughout West Suburban Boston. Our quality caregiving solutions are perfect for the elderly, mothers with a newborn baby or anyone needing help with daily tasks at home. Our talented caregivers offer quality companion and personal care solutions for you or your loved ones, giving you peace-of-mind knowing that the help you need is there. We accept Long Term Care Insurance (including the assignment of benefits) to help families provide exceptional care for their loved one.
This fall, members of our office team participated in the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We took a step in the fight to support those facing Alzheimer’s and all dementias by participating as a team and fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you to everyone who made a donation–our many clients, friends, family members, caregivers, and others. We exceeded our team fundraising goal and had a great time supporting the organization’s event in a safe, socially distant way.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and frequently update our Protocols. Please read our latest update (also appearing at the very top of this page).
In this year’s celebration of National CNA Week, we recognized all of our amazing caregivers. In this short video, the office team shared some words which come to mind–words which reflect how our caregivers inspire us. And we introduced our new Weekend On-Call Specialist, Melander Taylor (Learn more about Melander in this post). To our caregivers, you really are everything to us. Watch the video here.
To get a sense of the compassion of our exceptional, employee caregivers, please read the Boston Globe story or watch the TV news report of how Amanda found a cat for her 76 year-old Client, Rosemary.
As a supporter and donor to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and member of the affiliated, Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition, we stand firmly with the peaceful protesters who seek justice and systematic change. Read more about our support.
Find out what Wendy Adlerstein, LSW, our Executive Director and Owner, suggests in the hiring of the right personal care aide in her interview in U.S. News & World Report, “5 Steps for Selecting a Personal Care Aide for Mom and Dad“. Read Wendy’s recommendations for wellness checks during the holidays (still relevant this winter) from the Boston-area newspaper group, Wicked Local and the Needham Times and read Wendy’s suggestions for making your home more comfortable in a U.S. News’ interview, “6 Factors to Consider Before Using Your Retirement Savings for Caregiving.”
Watch Wendy discuss aging in place in this video from Real Estate Talk Boston.
Wendy was a recent guest of Nicole Will’s WillGather, “Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One” podcast. In this episode, Wendy shares her insight into how she is seeing the perspective shift in aging, especially in a home care setting. Wendy offers her thoughts on the qualities which make up a great caregiver and what to look for when you hire a home care agency. Wendy also encourages a younger generation to look at caregiving as a great way to spend their time and foster meaningful relationships
We have been pleased to support the Newton Senior Center over the years through the sponsorship of programming such as their LGBTQ Dinner. We are also proud sponsors of the foundations which support the Wellesley Senior Center and the Needham senior center, The Center at the Heights. We were proud to, once again, be a Hope Sponsor of Needham Goes Purple, a fundraising and awareness event for Alzheimer’s on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our Executive Director & Owner, Wendy Adlerstein, was 2020 co-chair of the Greater Boston Alzheimer’s Walk and our office had organized a team. While the Walk has ended, we still welcome your donation to our fundraising efforts.