FirstLight HomeCare of Southern Maine is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter Gartland and Carol Larkin. We left private industry management positions and chose to develop this in-home care company based on our 15+ years of personal caregiving to our elder parents. Because of our own first-hand experience with elder care, we know the issues, questions and challenges facing individuals who assume the caregiver role.
We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are, and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.
Best Senior Care Services Throughout Southern Maine
We have earned a "Best Of Home Care - Provider of Choice" designation from an independent rating agency based our customer satisfaction survey results. We offer complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, or anyone who just needs a little assistance. And with our trusted, highly-trained caregivers and additional, innovative services, you’ll have even greater peace-of-mind.
Providing Peace of Mind Throughout Southern Maine
We provide quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults of all ages so that they can enjoy the best quality of life wherever and whenever they need it. Whether for seniors that need some assistance in order to stay in their homes, families with members who have special needs or disabilities, those recovering from an illness or surgery, even people who just need someone to talk to and visit with as they move through life, we are your alternative for care when and where it’s needed most... for several hours a week up to full-time, live-in situations.
Our companion care, personal care, and even our personalized, engaging dementia care services are available at home, in nursing and assisted living facilities, and hospitals—wherever they can do the most good. Plus, our innovative client and family tools ensure that you're engaged and informed of your loved one's care every step of the way.
• Regular visits, company & conversation
• Medication reminders
• Meal preparation
• Light housekeeping
• Laundry services
• Shopping & errand services
• Routine/incidental transportation
• Recreational activities
• Mail & paperwork organization
• Grooming/washing assistance & guidance
• Live-in services
• 24-hour care
• Respite family care
• Bathing & hygiene
• Transfer & posture positioning
• Continence and toileting care
• Special diets & meal preparation
• Eating assistance
• Oral hygiene
CLIENT & FAMILY TOOLS
Client Care Access – Our secure, web-based tool for families to monitor the schedule and detail of care for their loved ones, providing tools for feedback from virtually anywhere you have internet access.
Emergency Response – For 24-7 peace-of-mind, a client can choose to have a Personal Emergency Response System provided, knowing it’s backed by one of the largest and most trusted emergency response companies in the country.
Client Satisfaction Surveys – An independent survey firm regularly gathers feedback from our clients. we use this information to continually improve upon our services.
Client Care Assurance – Our 100% commitment to your satisfaction. If you or your loved one is unhappy with our care services for any reason, we are committed to resolving that issue to your satisfaction in a timely, thorough and caring manner.
ClientFirst – A unique tool for companion care to match specific caregivers to your loved one’s interests and habits. This helps in the initial transition to an in-home care arrangement and often provides the foundation for enriched, long-term relationships.