I have experience in acute inpatient rehab and in med/surg. I have 2 offers in Home Health companies and I'm trying to decide between a large national agency and a local, single-office agency that has been around many years.
The large agency seems to have better benefits. The smaller one seems to be a little more pro-active in terms of initiating close monitoring to prevent readmissions.
It's hard to tell which might pay better b/c of their different pay structure with regard to hourly pay/ pay per visit.
I'm tempted to assume the larger one might have better back-up when needed but don't know if that's valid. I'm guessing the smaller one may have a more closely-knit team but again, don't really have that much to base that on.
I don't know anyone working at either agency at this time, nor has anyone I've spoken with heard anything negative about either. I got a good feeling from clinical staff I spoke with at both places.
Any thoughts/ relevent experiences on the pro's and con's of smaller/ local agencies vs larger/ interstate agencies?