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Putting the care back in healthcare

We’ve all had more than our share of challenging times lately. But, with First Call, finding home health assistance doesn’t have to be one of them.

Many people have chosen to take their loved ones out of long-term care facilities due to COVID, and now find themselves overwhelmed with new responsibilities as family caregivers. First Call is there to help take some of that load off and help people get their lives back, knowing their loved ones are receiving the best care.

For more than 20 years, First Call has been a staple in the healthcare industry. They not only help local families with needed home health services, but they also provide quality medical personnel for hospitals and long-term care facilities all throughout Oklahoma that are struggling due to overworked staff and a national shortage of nurses. 

The vetting process and employee morale is what sets First Call apart. Before anyone is hired, references are checked to make sure potential employees are literally the best of the best. “We want to know a lot more than if they showed up to work on time,” explains Leah Blackburn, recruiter. “We make sure they have a good bedside manor, sound judgement and compassion to ensure we hire only the best,” adds Blackburn.

COVID is always a concern when introducing someone new to your home or facility. “Whether we are providing staff for just a day or two as supplemental help, or even full-time guaranteed assistance, First Call works around the clock to ensure our clients receive the consistent quality care we are known for,” explains Blackburn. First Call tracks each staff member to ensure their COVID-free clients and employees stay that way. “Ultimately, we just want everyone to be safe, healthy and happy,” says Blackburn.

First Call takes extra care to make sure their employees know they are appreciated. “We keep in close contact with our employees to make sure they aren’t suffering from burn-out. Although they determine how many hours a week they work, we want to make certain they’re taking care of themselves as well.”

If you know someone who needs additional care in the home or facility, or perhaps someone who is interested in working at First Call, contact them at 918.665.1011 or refer them to

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