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FirstLight Home Care of Canada opens first location to deliver personal and companion care services to individuals in the Province of Ontario

ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO, CANADA – MAY 28, 2020 – FirstLight® Home Care of Canada, a provider of non-medical home care services, is thrilled to open its first territory in the Province of Ontario. FirstLight Home Care of St. Thomas is located at 45 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5Y1.

Sam Riad owns FirstLight Home Care of St. Thomas, which provides companion and personal caregiving services to residents in St. Thomas, London and other surrounding cities. Earlier this year, FirstLight announced the international expansion of its caregiving services to Canada as part of a master franchise agreement.FirstLight Home Care of Canada

Riad and his team will deliver quality non-medical home care to people who need companionship and support at home, including seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities and those recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Highly trained FirstLight caregivers help with many needs, from errands, transportation and household tasks to individual responsibilities like bathing and personal hygiene.

“Our goal is to provide a service that enables individuals to keep their independence at home while staying safe and comfortable,” said Riad. “We want to be that extra helping hand for any adult in need of home care, as well as for family caregivers who may be feeling overwhelmed in their caregiving role. Our intention is to expand FirstLight in Canada to provide the needed support that Canadians deserve, especially in these difficult times.”

The St. Thomas location also is recruiting compassionate caregivers. FirstLight offers competitive wages, a fun, caring environment, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Visit for more information.

This is the first of six locations FirstLight Home Care of Canada plans to open across Ontario. The team has an aggressive vision to establish 150 more locations through expansion and franchise opportunities across Canada. Canadian CEO Brad Rye is leading the implementation of FirstLight Home Care into Canada.

Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth and is now serving or in the process of serving clients in more than 250 locations in 36 states throughout the U.S.

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

FirstLight Home Care of Canada | (855) 420-6900

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Cresta Lewis
Public Relations & Social Media Manager
FirstLight Home Care

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