From a very early age, Anna knew caring was her calling
Even after almost 40 years as a nurse, FirstLantic’s Anna DeMartino hasn’t lost her passion for what she does.
“It’s all I ever wanted to do,” she says, and she knew it from an age when people do not typically think about their future jobs.
When she was eight years old, her grandfather passed away, and it was then that Anna began taking care of her grandmother. Her love of helping people grew further when she was 13 and began volunteering at a nursing home through a school program.
In college, Anna took a career planning course, but she soon realized it was pointless; nursing and caregiving were permanently embedded in her DNA.
Even before college, Anna began working at the VA hospital in Miami. She soon worked her way up to assistant head nurse and at one point was taking care of 60 beds. For the last 23 years, Anna has been a home healthcare professional, and she loves it.
“When I’m down, the one thing that cheers me up the most is to go visit my patients,” she said. “When I go there, I make them feel like they’re the most important thing to me and that they’re part of my family.”
And when patients ask her about retirement, Anna’s response is simple: She’s not thinking about it. While some people may envision hobbies or leisure time after decades of work, Anna has no plans to hang up her scrubs anytime soon. “There’s nothing else that I’d rather be doing.”
Anna began working for FirstLantic because she believes the company cares just as much as she does. Plus, she is always impressed with the camaraderie and the overwhelming amount of support she receives.
“Working for FirstLantic is like working for your mother, your dad. Everyone gets along. It’s all about teamwork. If you need something, you’ll get it. They’re very good to their employees.”
At FirstLantic, we pride ourselves on hiring professionals like Anna, and supporting them in providing the best care possible. If you are looking for this level of dedication for you or your loved one’s home healthcare needs, contact us. We provide care hourly, daily, or overnight. Since FirstLantic was founded in 2000, we have expanded our services to patients in several South Florida counties, including Palm Beach, Broward, Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin. Get in touch by calling 877-618-3624 or by filling out our online contact form.