Considering Home Health but not buying their story . . . - page 4
by SmittyLPN 9,326 Views | 30 Comments
Hi! I am new to this website and it seems like a wonderful place to get advice. I am getting ready to return to work after staying home with my kids for a year and I am nervous about choosing the right position. Most of my... Read More
- 0Jun 21, '09 by nursemarionHer description of visits sounds like Medicare, not waiver or supervisory visits which are very low paying at least in my area. I hate to say it, I know it is too late, but I would have taken the position. I think they were looking at easy visits plus travel which would have averaged $13.50 an hour and yes, it is fun. I have been in home health since 1988, and our LPN gets the easier visits that are not as stressful or as involved as the RNs. She never takes call, and has little paperwork. I would love to be an LPN in home health. $13.50 an hour is not bad pay in my area for an LPN. You have to consider what her needs are, and with kids sometimes you have to make sacrifices to have a good life as a mom. Plus, she could always supplement her pay with other work. The travel is both a blessing and a curse, especially in the winter. I think it sounds like a nice little job, and a foot in the door to future opportunities.