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About FirstLight
in Westchester

Why Choose FirstLight Home Care Westchester

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

Vincent McMahon, Owner

Vincent McMahon, Owner

Somers, N.Y., resident Vincent McMahon can attest to how hard work and perseverance pays off. Prior to opening FirstLight Home Care in Mount Kisco, the Ireland native had spent the past 15 years working his way up the Wall Street ladder, becoming a senior vice president with a financial firm at the young age of 34. Although Vincent had a successful career under his belt, the long days and grueling commute required by his job was no longer something he could live with.

Wanting to find a career that not only allowed him to spend more time with his family but to also make a positive impact on the local community, Vincent left his Wall Street position behind. His first-hand experiences with providing care for his own aging grandparents when they lived with his family in Ireland, along with many neighbors and friends in the community, led him to the thriving in-home care industry and he found FirstLight Home Care to be a great fit.

As the economy forces people to consider and weigh all of the long-term care options available, Vincent intends to become a valuable resource for the elderly and others who might require assistance throughout the community. He’s looking forward to becoming a leader in non-medical care for the residents in Westchester County.

Mairead O'Shea, BSN, RN, Director of Patient Services

Mairead oversees all clinical, operational, and compliance-related aspects of the agency.  Mairead maintains our high quality of service through ongoing education, supervision, and communication. Mairead can be reached at 914-215-1915 with any questions you may have. Please call Mairead with any concerns about your care or the care of your client, or if you are injured on the job.


Meghan Bliss Fernandez, Director of Operations

Meghan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Gerontology. She began her career in home care in 2013, becoming a caregiver shortly after college. A few months later, she became the Care Coordinator for the same agency she was caregiving for. When Meghan came to FirstLight Home Care, she was hired as the Office Manager and Client Relationship Manager, managing internal office work, and still being able to meet with clients and caregivers. Her role then transitioned to the Director of Operations in 2019. Meghan believes that seniors can successfully age in place with the right team surrounding and supporting them. In her free time Meghan enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and two rambunctious rescue dogs. Meghan can answer any of your questions related to billing, payroll or Long Term Care Insurance.

Amy Amante, Scheduling Coordinator

Amy is responsible for implementing, managing, and coordinating day-to-day caregiver and client schedules. Please contact Amy at 914-215-1915, regarding any scheduling changes, accepting new cases, changes in your availability, and any requests for time off.

Loren Tierney, Human Resources Coordinator / Recruiter

Loren is responsible for all day-to-day HR items, including recruiting and retention, orientation, personnel records, and ongoing HR compliance in accordance with state requirements.  Please contact Loren with any updated personnel information (Updated IDs, Valid Car Insurance, Annual Employee Self-Health Form, etc.) Please contact Loren if you would like to refer a valid HHA, or for any HR-related matters. Loren can be reached at 914-215-1916.

Frank Ploger, Director of Business Development

Frank brings over 20 years of business development and marketing experience to FirstLight Home Care.  When Frank is not out in the community trying to improve the lives of our seniors, he is volunteering his time with his local EMS, Boys Scouts, and his community in general. Frank will be working in the community, visiting our clients, and generating new business. Frank can be reached on 914-512-3778, or via email at:

Christina McKenzie, Client Care Coordinator

Christina maintains client relationships through ongoing communications with our current clients, their family members, and our caregivers.  Christina understands that providing a client with the highest quality of care is a collaborative effort between the families, the client, and their healthcare professionals.  In addition, Christina speaks with all prospective clients to ensure that their care needs can be met.  Please contact Christina at 914-215-1915 with client or caregiver concerns.

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.