I'm about to start a business doing a mix of home health and in-home care, but possibly marketing myself as a personal-care RN (sort-of a private duty RN but not doing high level nursing like trachs or kiddos). My plan is to market to elderly or other folks who aren't getting medicare-paid home health but who need extra help doing simple medical tasks like help with medications, safety checks, bp checks, wound care, blood draws, vit b12 shots, ride to Dr's office, Rx delivery, diabetes checks, education, etc. I will offer to communicate with their doc if needed.
I've been an RN for 12 years but my background is working in a physician office, home health, in-home care and in-patient rehab so I really don't have skills to do high acuity nursing.
What do you all think of the feasibility of this? I know I would need good liability, malpractice, auto and bonding insurance as well as Hippa forms and a client contract. Thinking of charging $40 per hour with a one-hour minimum then charge in 15 min increments after that. I live in a somewhat small town so the longest drive between client houses would be about 15 min.
I'm willing to expand into other errands/personal care as needed. I'm working in a per diem job in in-patient rehab in a hospital and am barely working. I'd love to be self-employed since I'm a single mom of 2 kiddos. I don't have last-minute coverage for them if they are out sick or on snow days so I've avoided taking on a full-time position since I have to have flexibility in my schedule.