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

3 Things to Consider When Preparing For Pediatric Homecare

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If this is your first time seeking pediatric home health for your loved one, we’ve rounded up three things to consider before embarking on the journey. But first, it’s important to have a general understanding of what pediatric homecare is and how it benefits your family. What is pediatric homecare? Pediatric homecare is a way to … 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