Quote from lbktexnurse
I have been in the Medical ICU for five years now. I have five children and am starting to wonder if I should move into home health so I can have more time with the kids and not miss their after school games, etc. My youngest will start kindergarten and I will not have anyone to pick up the kids from school, let alone stay with them until my husband gets off at 5. I absolutly love my job right now and am worried about leaving. I love the critical thinking, the rush during critical moments. I just wanted to get input...
It used to be pretty common to have a lot of flexibility in home health, but that's not always the case nowadays.
In the past, I was able to rearrange my schedule to allow me to have a teacher conference or put a load of laundry in the washing machine. That was many years ago, things have changed.
The agency I work for now expects all documentation to be completed by 5:00pm. It is a software program and they are able to see what time you started and what time you ended. I am very busy on the days I work and no longer have any time during the day for personal activities.
Now, I do know that other nurses have posted they are able to pick up their kids, do laundry etc., but I really do think it depends on the agency you work for.