I was wondering how many home health nurses are hearing that agencies are leaning towards paying per visit instead of hourly in order to save money.
I definitely prefer an hourly rate, but all the agencies I've have contacted only pay per visit. I am hearing that even agencies that are currently paying hourly are probably going to switch to per visit.
For the first time in many years, I am considering going back to the hospital because of the inadequate wages in home health.
Dec 23, '06
I will not work salary in home health. I have worked for a couple of agencies on salary and they will send your hundreds of miles out of your way and work you until your car is destroyed, you go insane or drop dead. I just turned down 2 salaried positions offered by not one but 2 administrators with "shifty eyes" - real live con artists who will just sit in their office and work you until you drop. Every person needs to do what is in their best interest. Be very careful about where you work, some agencies can be evil. Just look at the numbers, the time and the miles and make sure you are not being abused.
Last edit by erroridiot on Dec 23, '06