FirstLight is About People - Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care.
At FirstLight, home care is not a career, it’s a calling. More than a national network of in-home care franchises, FirstLight HomeCare represents a new way of helping people achieve the quality of life they deserve. Founded by a team of professionals with over 80 years of experience in operating successful health care and home care service organizations, we take their knowledge and commitment to excellence and apply it to a people-first philosophy that focuses on creating real personal connections and takes the home care model to new heights.
What is the Difference Between Home Care and Home Healthcare?
Both home care and home healthcare have the same goal: to keep your loved ones safe and as healthy as possible. Often, they work in tandem. A home healthcare nurse or physician’s assistant will visit your home and potentially adjust your prescriptions, while a non-medical caregiver will make sure these medications are taken on time. A physical or occupational therapist may design an exercise plan for you; a non-medical caregiver will help you with these exercises throughout the day. Our quality home healthcare services are usually prescribed by a physician when you need skilled care in your home. Both services require specific licensing and both assist with activities of daily living (ADL).
As far as costs, home healthcare is usually paid by Medicare, Medigap, Managed Care, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits and private pay. Home care clients are generally private pay, although Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance (LCTI) and veteran’s benefits are available as well. Some health insurance plans offer limited respite care coverage. Home healthcare services are usually temporary (generally a short period of time) and with limited frequency (one to two hours per week), whereas non-medical home care can go on indefinitely.
What is Non-Medical Care? Non-medical home care fulfills a specialized niche between people needing medically skilled services and people who need non-medical companionship and help around the house.
At FirstLight HomeCare, we provide non-medical in-home care that covers everything from household duties like cooking, cleaning, and laundry to individual needs such as bathing and hygiene, continence and toileting care, mobility assistance, and assistance with eating. We can help out with errands, organize bills, take care of paperwork, or just sit down and enjoy some pleasant conversation. Basically, our quality healthcare services and home care agencies provide whatever is needed to help people maintain their independence and quality of life. We provide both short-term home care and long-term home care that’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our senior home care services are available to people of all ages wherever and whenever they need it. This includes seniors that need some assistance to stay in their homes, care for the elderly who have chronic illnesses, families with members who have special needs or disabilities, people recovering from illness or surgery, new moms, and families of deployed military personnel. We can even serve people who just need someone to talk to enhance their daily lives.