Our Preceptor Program

Nursing is a career with many paths to follow, requiring a vast skillset. With all the different niches and nuances, it can be hard to feel confident in your skills when transitioning to a new area of nursing. It’s even more nerve-wracking when you are starting your first nursing job on your own after graduating. … Read more

Health Unit Coordinators Week 2023: SCM Spotlight

Health Unit Coordinators Week reminds us of the essential work being done behind the scenes to keep our patients happy, healthy, and home. At Family First, we are using this week to celebrate all of our Service Coordination Managers (SCMs) who work tirelessly to keep our nurses cared for, our families staffed, and our patients … Read more

Patient Story: Amelia Turns Five!

Patient Amelia turns five years old

Amelia, a Family First Homecare patient, has lived a lot of life in her five years and remains a happy, energetic little girl. Homecare has allowed Amelia to stay home and live her life alongside her family and peers.   Amelia was diagnosed with critical complex congenital heart defects in utero at about 23 weeks … Read more

Why Choose Family First: Pediatric Homecare Agency

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Choosing a homecare agency to support your loved one can be a tough decision to make. You are entrusting people with the safety and care of your child. While there are many pediatric homecare agencies in today’s market, we tend to think we’re special. The magic is in our mission: To deliver the highest possible … Read more

Why Choose Family First: Homecare Nursing

pediatric homecare nurse with girl with down syndrome

With so many facets of healthcare, nurses have many options to choose from. Whether you are fresh out of nursing school or you are just looking to change things up, here are 3 reasons why you should choose pediatric homecare with Family First. Family Environment When you join our team, you join our family. We … Read more

Grow Your Nursing Career At Home

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You likely became a nurse because you love helping people. Unfortunately, nurses deal with burnout more often than not. 95% of nurses have reported feeling burnt out within the last three years, and 85% have experienced career fatigue. Maybe it’s time to change things up and reignite your love for nursing. Working outside of a … Read more

Homecare Is Where the Heart Is

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Since starting my journey in pediatric homecare as Personnel Coordinator with Family First in Sarasota, Florida, I’ve retained an immense amount of knowledge and gained even more respect for not only our nurses but the people who work behind the scenes to make it all possible. It was very clear from the beginning that the unique group of individuals … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Homecare Nurse

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Pediatric homecare nurses have the privilege of providing one-on-one care and building relationships with their patients. It’s a nursing career that looks quite different than a typical healthcare facility job. We talked to our nurses to gather what it looks like to live a day in the life of a pediatric homecare nurse at Family … Read more

Critical Care Transitions Program: What to Expect

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Getting your loved one home from the hospital is both exciting and unnerving. Leaving a hospital with 24/7 care and state-of-the-art equipment and supplies can cause some anxiety. Making the transition from critical care to pediatric homecare is a big decision, but with Family First’s Critical Care Transitions Program, you can undergo the process with confidence. … Read more