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Local Entrepreneurs Bring Home Care Services to Central Polk County

FirstLight Home Care opens in Lakeland to meet growing need for non-medical home care services

LAKELAND, FL –  February 9, 2018 – FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, has announced the opening of its Central Polk County location in Lakeland. Local entrepreneurs Bill, Suzie and Scott Whitener own the location, which offers home care, companion care and senior care services to residents of Lakeland, Winter Haven and surrounding communities.

FirstLight Home Care of Central Polk County serves seniors, new and busy mothers, those recovering from illness, injury or surgery, and adults in need of assistance. Highly-trained FirstLight caregivers are available to help with many needs – from cooking, cleaning and running errands, to mobility assistance and dementia care.

“We believe this to be more than a business. It’s a higher calling for our family,” said Bill Whitener. “We understand the many challenges that come with caring for a loved one, so our goal is to serve our community by providing the assistance families need to help their loved ones maintain independence, dignity and respect, while also providing peace-of-mind.”

“The Whiteners have a true passion for improving and caring for their community,” said Jeff Bevis, FirstLight Home Care Chief Executive Officer. “Their work will surely have a positive, lasting impact on the clients and communities they serve. They are the perfect family to open this FirstLight office.”

FirstLight Home Care of Central Polk County also is seeking exceptional caregivers to join its home care team.

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 160 locations throughout the U.S.  For more information, visit FirstLight Home Care of Central Polk County.

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; new and busy mothers; and anyone over the age of 18 who needs extra assistance. Care can be provided at private residences, as well as independent and assisted living communities. Visit for information on our Companion, Personal, Dementia, Respite and Veteran Care services.

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Cresta Lewis
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FirstLight Home Care

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