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

Why Choose Family First: Homecare Nursing

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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

4 Clinical Cornerstones

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At Family First Homecare, our clinical team works from 4 major cornerstones: Family, Quality, Education, and Community. Each of these cornerstones drives our caregivers to extend the mission of Family First and provide high-quality care to each patient and family. Family Hence the name “Family First”, the families we serve are our number one priority. … Read more

Family First Homecare: 2022 Caregiver of the Year

2022 Caregiver of the Year

Adepeju Dawodu, known around the office as Ade, is the recipient of the Family First Homecare 2022 Caregiver of the Year award. Ade has been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with Family First since 2015, when she helped the first pediatric patient in the Sarasota office. She goes above and beyond and invests her heart … Read more

3 Benefits of Pediatric Homecare Nursing

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Working in pediatric homecare is a meaningful and rewarding career. Pediatric homecare nurses care for babies and children with complex disabilities, investing in their quality of life and helping them achieve significant health milestones. Pediatric homecare is a cornerstone of nursing where you can make the most significant impact, experience tremendous personal and professional growth, … Read more

Creating Connection in Pediatric Homecare

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Human connection is vital for everyone – we know that. It’s backed by study after study. According to a study by John Hopkins University, social connections have been shown to lower depression and anxiety, improve empathy and compassion, help regulate emotions, boost self-esteem, and even improve the immune system. In pediatric homecare, we depend on … Read more