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FirstLight Home Care of Guilford Expands with Second Office

Local senior care advocates continue to meet the growing demand for home care services

JACKSONVILLE, NC – July 19, 2022 – FirstLight® Home Care of Guilford has expanded, opening a second location in Jacksonville, NC. Owners and business partners Tina Glenn and Roget de Percin Berendes are pleased to announce the company’s growth and continued focus on providing companion and personal caregiving services to clients and families who require extra support.

FirstLight Home Care of Jacksonville delivers home care services to individuals who need companionship and personalized care in the place they call home, including seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities and those recovering from illness or injury. Trained caregivers help with many needs, from errands, transportation and household tasks to personal care responsibilities like bathing, grooming and hygiene.

Glenn and de Percin Berendes have been caring for seniors and other adults in Guilford County since 1999. They operated Hearthside Home Care in the Greensboro area for nearly 20 years, then joined FirstLight’s national franchise network in 2018 by converting Hearthside into FirstLight Home Care of Guilford. Jacksonville is their second FirstLight location.

“We have always wanted to help others remain as independent as possible wherever they call home,” said Glenn. “Home care is incredibly essential, especially now. Allowing aging seniors and other adults to live safely and comfortably while bringing peace of mind to their families is how we make a difference in our community. By expanding to Jacksonville, we can support even more families.”

Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care

The Jacksonville location also has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards for private duty home care services. Accreditation by ACHC reflects FirstLight’s commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and client care.

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About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care, a leading provider of home care services, is a lifeline for seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities, those living with dementia, and anyone 18 and older who needs care in the place they call home. FirstLight exists to help people have their best day, every day. The company’s mission is to provide compassionate home care so that all families who are served have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are getting the support they need to live independently. FirstLight’s network of professional caregivers is passionate about creating meaningful relationships and motivated to do more so that clients enjoy the quality of life they deserve. The franchise system includes nearly 200 independently owned and operated home care locations throughout the United States. To learn more, or to find a local office, visit

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Lucy Modzelewski
Brand Director
FirstLight Home Care

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