I am new to home care and the agency that I work for is a disorganized mess. I got very little orientation. I was just thrown out there after 4 days.
My problems are I do not understand "home bound" per medicare rules. There are some patients that I have that I will not consider home bound. I feel pressured to accept everyone.
I will discharge a patient and a week or two receive another referral for the same patient.
I am finding out tidbits of information that should have been received in orientation. Which is very frustrating.
How many patients should a case manager have? I am responsible for SOC and revisits the first week or so, then the LPNS continue visits.
Is it common to have a scheduler or you schedule your own visits??