Needham, MA
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Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

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.  To get a good sense of how our clients feel about us, we welcome you to read the many outstanding reviews on Google,, Facebook or  Yelp.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  We are closely monitoring Covid-19 and frequently update our ProtocolsPlease read our latest update.

We are thrilled to expand our office care team with the addition of Nachelle Augustin as Care Support Coordinator.  Nachelle’s arrival at FirstLight Home Care reaffirms our commitment to provide the highest standards of care and service to our clients and families.

Thank you to our office team and other staff members, Clients, professional referral sources and many other friends who made a donation to the Greater Boston Alzheimer’s Walk last year. We greatly appreciated your support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s important mission of education, awareness, advocacy–and critically, research.   You helped raise over $3,000!


Listen to Wendy’s interview during an episode of the podcast, Club Sandwich, a discussion of “life in the middle” with Jennifer Owens. 

Wendy shares tips for what to think about when considering in-home care.

What are the signs your aging parent needs in-home care?  How do you have that conversation?  How do you choose a caregiver? Listen to the 20 minute podcast for helpful tips and advice.

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 our Caregiver Amanda found a cat for her 76 year-old Client, Rosemary.

As a 2022 Patron-level supporter/donor to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and member of the affiliated, Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition, we strive to expand opportunities for all foreign-born people and their children, so they can make the most of their talent and labor.  We commend MIRA’s mission to help identify and remove barriers to integration, working with local and state leaders as well as nonprofits and businesses to craft more inclusive policies that benefit the entire communities.  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 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 was Co-Chair of the Senior Services Sub-Committee for the 2021 Greater Boston Walk.

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Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners

OFFICE LOCATION: 109 Highland Avenue, Suite 301, Needham, MA 02494. Map Location

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If you don't have an elderly loved one, we help busy families too. We can also help if you're now working from home and need assistance. And all of our caregivers are taking extra precautions and following procedures to keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

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Home Care – West Suburban Boston

Extraordinary People. Exceptional Care.

FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston is an industry leading provider in respite care, senior care, and home care for adults of any age, providing home care services to the West Suburban Boston communities including Needham, Newton, and Wellesley. Our Needham home care services allow seniors and people with disabilities to live quality lives wherever they are located. FirstLight has a home care solution that will fit whatever situation you or a loved one has. Our senior care and respite care in Needham provides for those who need a little assistance to remain in their homes, while our home care services are geared toward people with disabilities, who may need help handling day to day tasks. We even offer visits for people who want company to talk to and share moments with. FirstLight’s home care services vary based on someone’s needs, from a few hours per day of help to full-time care, and we even accept Long Term Care Insurance! For all of your respite care, home care, and senior care needs in Needham and Newton, contact FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston. Proudly serving the West Suburban Boston communities of Needham, Newton, Brookline (not including 02445), Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, Lincoln, Concord, Bedford, Medfield, Dover, Westwood, and Dedham– and Boston neighborhoods including the Back Bay, South End, Downtown, Seaport District, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.

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