Annual Vote Names FirstLight as “Best Home Care Agency” in the South Sound

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Pictured left to right are Co-owner Greg Lane, Care Coordinator Callie Martinez, Co-owner Sarah Lane, Director of Community Outreach Adriana Hutchings. Photo courtesy: First Light HomeCare

Submitted by FirstLight Home Care – South Sound

FirstLight Home Care has again been voted “Best Home Health Care Agency” in the annual Best of South Sound contest.

Sarah and Greg Lane, co-owners of FirstLight Home Care – South Sound, accepted the award at the 2016 Best of South Sound ceremony, sponsored by the Thurston County Chamber and The Olympian. Sarah Lane said they were grateful to be voted “Best Home Health Care Agency” for the second straight year.

“To be voted the best two years in a row indicates the clients we serve and our partners in the health care community truly consider us the premiere home care agency in Thurston County,” said Sarah after accepting the Best of South Sound award. “That’s what makes this such a special honor because it’s a vote from the members of our community!”

The Olympian has recognized Thurston County businesses with the popular Best of South Sound awards for over a decade. Readers vote online for their favorite local businesses in over 80 categories. FirstLight Home Care – South Sound was voted “Best Home Health Care Agency” in both 2015 and 2016.

Co-owner Sarah Lane and Care Coordinator Callie Martinez. Photo courtesy: First Light HomeCare

“We have the toughest hiring standards in senior care,” explained Sarah of FirstLight’s reputation for providing such high-quality care, “and then we provide additional certification and continued training to all of our caregivers. We are focused each and every day on providing the best possible care to our clients and their families. This award reflects that work and the personal and professional dedication of our caregivers.”

Earlier this year, FirstLight Home Care – South Sound also received both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice awards from Home Care Pulse, the leading independent quality-satisfaction firm in the home care industry.  FirstLight is the only home care agency in Thurston County to receive either award.

“What’s most important to us is that the families we serve are pleased with the care we are providing and that our partners in health care trust us to take care of their patients,” added Greg Lane. “Being voted ‘Best Home Health Care Agency’ is an indication we are achieving that goal.”

About FirstLight HomeCare – South Sound

FirstLight HomeCare – South Sound is owned by Greg and Sarah Lane, long-time Olympia residents. To learn more about companion and personal care, dementia care, respite care or other non-medical home care services offered by FirstLight, give Sarah a call at 360-489-1621 or visit

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