You'd certainly do better finacially, not to mention physically, if you went back into the field. The 60-70 hour work weeks would probably only drop to 50 hours or so, given the current climate of home health nursing, but I'll bet you'd consider 50 hours a week a "vacation" at this point.
If I didn't know better, I'd swear we work for the same company. When our CM's went salary they weren't told in advance....they were told they had "new" time sheets to fill out.....the next week they were salaried.
We all know reimbursement is down, home health patient acuity is up, there is a shortage of nurses and that we have to be "flexible." But there is a point, and your agency has gone w-a-y past it with you.
I'm currently looking for a new job. Hopefully I'll fnd something at least half-way reasonable. If not, I'll take a much-higher-paying hospital postion.....if I'm going to be driven straight up the wall, I may as while make it worth my while.