Providing in-home medical care products and services

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Serving all of Nova Scotia

About Us

The management team is made up of the father-daughter duo of Robert Farris and Kimberley Monette. As President, Robert purchased shares in Family 1st Medical in 1990. Kimberley joined the business in 1992.

Family 1st Medical’s head office quickly out grew it’s small location in a medical professional centre near the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. In 1996 the company's head office moved into a large building on Commercial Street in New Minas.

Our Sydney operation proudly opened its doors in 2003 at our spacious location on the corner of Vulcan and Beech Street in Sydney. Family 1st Medical Yarmouth opened in the community of Dayton in 2008. Family 1st Antigonish followed in the Spring of 2010. All offices are staffed with qualified caring individuals who enjoy providing exceptional service.

Each division of this family run company has a supervisor with training in their field and many qualified staff who serve under their expert direction.

Family 1st is a locally owned and operated firm – proud to serve the people of Nova Scotia.


Robert (Bob) Farris

Kimberley Monette
General Manager

Karen 2015

Karen Hamilton-McNutt
Director of Operations

Devin Oliver
Mobility Specialist
Elevator & Lift Co-ordinator


Dawn Oliver
Branch Co-ordinator


Charlotte Muise
Branch Co-ordinator

Kineta Snyder
Branch Co-ordinator 


Mission Statement

It is the resolve of © Family 1st Medical Limited to operate its business with the highest regard for the patients we serve and the Nova Scotians we employ.Our commitment to the individual demonstrates our attitude we have towards our clients and our employees. We believe in a strong financial and volunteer commitment to the communities we serve. Build and nurture a strong business and the community benefits from all its various contributions.Our mission is also to provide a full range of Respiratory and Medical/Mobility products to assist all those in need, and to attraction and retain qualified employees.We also believe:We must truly care about our patients, our quality of work, and ourselves, We must do right by our patients, our company, and ourselves,We must continue to improve, grow, and share our prosperity with the communities we serve,And foremost, we must make our patients – feel as safe, happy, and as comfortable as possible.