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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are closely monitoring Covid-19 and frequently update our Protocols. Please read our latest update.
Our office team supported the recent Greater Boston Alzheimer’s Walk. Our Executive Director and Co-Owner, Wendy Adlerstein, LSW (pictured left front) served as this year’s Co-Chair of the Senior Services Sub-Committee for the Walk and was instrumental in our fundraising efforts—we helped raise over $3,000!
Thank you to our office team and other staff members, Clients, professional referral sources and many other friends who made a donation. We greatly appreciate your support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s important mission of education, awareness, advocacy–and critically, research.
Wendy was recently interviewed 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 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 was Co-Chair of the Senior Services Sub-Committee for the 2021 Greater Boston Walk.
OFFICE LOCATION: 109 Highland Avenue, Suite 301, Needham, MA 02494. Map Location