Staffing work or Home health? Need a change

  1. I need a job change so bad. I work at the jail now and have been in corrections now 10yr with no appreciation. I think I would like to do home care but not really familiar with the work. I need insurance with the job and have hear a lot of terrible stories about the work. I dont want staffing work. Just jumping into a new situation eveyday is not for me along with a different place of work daily. Does anyone have any ideas? I need to stay in the Spring Hill area or Brooksville.
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  3. by   rnmom3153
    hi, i have never done this before so please bear with me. i totally relate to nurse56 as well as so many others i've read. i've been a nurse 30 years..i've done it all and feel totally blocked. the last 5 years i have literally stopped living and began to just exist. a series of events occured that led me into a life of depression. at any rate i am ready to come back to life and need some support and advice from others who may have experienced similar circumatances. i live in so. fl. (west palm beach). i have been doing home care and private duty nursing. where is spring hill?
  4. by   PBAJS
    Just my opinion of the two agencies I had worked for:

    The positive side is you might be able to work somewhat close to home and pick the days and hours you are willing to work.

    "jumping into a new situation eveyday is not for me along with a different place of work daily"
    I was with some patients for weeks and months, some visits were to cover for another nurse who had the day off.

    The downside can be the agency will pay you per visit. Sometimes you are in and out without a problem; other times when you get a 'chatter' you could be longer.
    Supplies are 'somewhere are here', or even worse, not available.
    Supplies may be delivered to the patient or you might have to bring them from the agency's office.
    Some cases might be seen at 6 or 7 am or at 8 or 9 PM.
    Some of the cases can be in the worse part of town.

    Agencies may or may not pay for travel expenses (i.e., gas), and/or (your driving/travel/not working) time between cases.

    And the paperwork ... sometimes completed at the assignment, sometimes not ... example: waiting for the doctor to return your call.

    Personally, I no longer do home cases. I'm now in a LTC facility. My hours are the same each day I work. I drive to the LTC facility and home again.
  5. by   Nurse56
    :kiss hi there, my name is diane and i did go into home health and just love it. i take care of two little boys. both are mentally challenged and one is in a wheel chair for life. these two boys are the best ever. they have brought so much to my life and both families love the care i bring to these boys. i go to school with one of them and that is so much fun. i never thought i could go to work and have fun. this job change has brought so much thankfullness to my life. i dont mind going to work anymore. i did not want to go into staffing work. home care is so good and the pay is good. i went with maxim and the people there are human. they work with you and help you get the clients that you can work with. i have put a garden together for one of my boys. going to go to summer school with the other one and that will include swimming and the zoo and so forth. they both have history of seizures and need a nurse with them constantly. i am glad hear someone else has the problems with nurseing that i used to have. oh by the way, spring hill is 45min north of tampa. try this job change once and i know you will have a new outlook on nurseing. i love it and i actually get paid for having fun and still have a nurseing responsibity write back. love ya diane
    Quote from rnmom3153
    hi, i have never done this before so please bear with me. i totally relate to nurse56 as well as so many others i've read. i've been a nurse 30 years..i've done it all and feel totally blocked. the last 5 years i have literally stopped living and began to just exist. a series of events occured that led me into a life of depression. at any rate i am ready to come back to life and need some support and advice from others who may have experienced similar circumatances. i live in so. fl. (west palm beach). i have been doing home care and private duty nursing. where is spring hill?

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