I just recently started working at a small HH agency, I had orientation with one nurse who was fairly new to Home Health herself, we saw maybe 6 pt's. Her visits consisted of a quick assessment of the pt and asking if the pt needed anything, a sign-in to the interdisciplinary sheet and off she went.
I know teaching is a BIG thing for home health... but what else? I am used to going into a pt's room knowing and clearly seeing what this pt needs, not in this situation.
The money is terrible. I am putting tons of miles on my car, and I only get paid per visit and IF I go over 30 miles, 10 cents a mile.
Maybe I am just used to having IV's beeping and call lights going off even in my dreams. Oh and to make it worse everything is on paper... Aren't we in 2012? It is a little less stressful...BUT Does it get better?