Franchisee Vincent McMahon, with the help of his Director of Operations Melissa LaSala and Community Liason Mary Pat Tanz, is bringing the Culture of Care to the Main Line, Philadelphia area
FirstLight® Home Care, a leading provider of non-medical personal and companion home care services, is expanding its national network of franchises with a new location on the Main Line in Pennsylvania. Vincent McMahon officially opened his new FirstLight location in September, which services the areas of Narberth, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Haverford, Villanova, Devon and Radnor, all near and around Philadelphia’s Main Line.
Born in Western Ireland, McMahon came to New York City in 1997 on vacation, but quickly found opportunities with a career in computer engineering. He soon met his to-be wife Laura and the rest is history. After spending years on Wall Street working in corporate America, McMahon wanted to move to a business venture that would not only allow him to spend more time with his wife and children but give back to the community. It was in opening his FirstLight Home Care franchise location that he met Melissa LaSala, who quickly moved up the ranks to become his new location’s Director of Operations.
It was almost in Melissa’s DNA to care for others. Her mother worked as a CNA throughout Melissa’s childhood, and Melissa grew up in a multi-generational home where everyone looked after each other. She moved to New York in 2009 and eventually began doing home companion work with FirstLight. She found caring for others to be invigorating and fulfilling and cherished bringing joy and comfort into the lives of people who would otherwise be homebound. She and McMahon saw the perfect opportunity to expand the business when Melissa decided to move home. With a combined 14 years of experience, the two are well-equipped to begin serving the Main Line Pennsylvania area.
Mary Pat Tanz, the newest FirstLight employee and Main Line native, was hired in early September as the community liaison. She worked as a respiratory therapist for many years before deciding to make a change in her career. She brings a unique perspective to FirstLight because she has seen the critical side of care throughout her career. “What excites me the most is I can be more involved in our clients’ personal care. I’ve never been able to follow their journeys after they left the facilities in which I worked,” said Tanz. She’s looking forward to being a part of FirstLight in Main Line because she can be hands-on and involved with long-term personal care. “It’s exciting for me to be able to work with members of my community beyond those moments when they’re extremely sick and help them on their journeys.”
As a notable and award-winning home care agency, FirstLight provides exceptional care for seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, individuals recuperating and any adult who needs assistance. With a team of highly trained caregivers, FirstLight is dedicated to the health and well-being of others by delivering compassionate and quality services to individuals in the place they call home.
About FirstLight Home Care
FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in more than 30 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. The company has set a new standard in home care by creating an unmatched Culture of Care that drives industry-leading client and employee satisfaction. FirstLight is a lifeline not only for seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery, adults with disabilities, veterans, busy families, and anyone 18 and older who needs personal or companion care services. FirstLight Home Care’s mission is to deliver exceptional, compassionate care provided by extraordinary people so that all those who are served may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. FirstLight is also proud to champion the family caregivers who give countless hours of care to their loved ones every day by providing the resources and support needed to help them maintain balance in their own lives. Visit FirstLightHomeCare.com.