Danielle Pratt, RN Case Manager
When were you employed by Family Care Solutions?
July 2017-October 2019
Were you a student pursing your Degree?
At the end, yes! I started a Master’s program in August of
What degree did you obtain?
I am 6 weeks out from my Master’s of Science in Nursing-Family
Where is your current place of employment?
Genesis Convenient Care
What piece of advice would you have for current Family Care
Enjoy it! The patients are the absolute best and they and
their families appreciate you so much.
Some days it can be really hard but at the end of the day you are making
a positive impact on a human life and that’s something to smile about.
How did your employment at FCS aid in the
path that you chose following graduation?
FCS showed me a side to health care that I
had no idea was so beneficial. Home Health Care is such a blessing to families
and to patients and that influences my decision making daily when I’m thinking
about my patients. I hope to be able to
positively affect my patients as a NP by utilizing home health for them when
necessary. Home Health Care is such an
underutilized resource and it can be so helpful to patients!
What is your most fond memory of working at FCS?
Working in the office and in the field, every day was a hoot
because of the family-like atmosphere, but I’d have to say my favorite memory
was when we got to accompany some of our patients to Night to Shine. It was so fun to see everyone dressed up and
having such a blast.
What would you say were your greatest accomplishments during
your time at Family Care Solutions?
My greatest accomplishment was probably increasing our
newborn case load, which I think was so helpful for parents. After a NICU stay, parents are understandably
nervous about baby’s weight and care, so having a nurse come in for weight
checks and education is just a comfort to families. I remember wishing at the start of the
pandemic that I could still provide this service to keep families out of the
If you can recall, why did you choose to work at Family Care
I actually found FCS on accident through a job posting after
my husband and I adopted our son. I had another interview in the same week and
received job offers from both, but chose FCS because of the
atmosphere. I remember interviewing with
Joanie and being so nervous because I had no experience with special needs
patients, and she said something like “the fact that you’re nervous about it
makes me think you’ll do a great job”, and that made all the difference to
me. I truly felt from the beginning that
everyone treated every patient with respect, kindness, and like they would
treat their own family, and I wanted to be a part of that.
What was one way you felt you grew as a person and/or
caregiver by working at Family Care Solutions?
I definitely gained a sense of humility working with our
patients. They are truly the best
patients in the world and showed me how precious life is and how joy-filled we
should all be. Regardless of what kind of a day I was having, I could walk into
a certain patient’s house and they would force me to sing songs from High
School Musical or Grease and my day was instantly made. I think this job made me more kind and
compassionate, and it will make me a better provider.