Insight into home health - page 2

Hello everyone, I have been an RN for 15 years in a hospital setting in various specialties. I am getting burnt out with the hospital and am thinking about going into home health. I would like some... Read More

  1. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I am trying to make the leap from the world of LTC to Home Health Nursing...I used to work for a home health agency 20 years ago. Back then, one nurse would stay with one patient for a 4 or 8 hour shift. These days, at least where I live, those cases are few and far between. Now it's seeing 5-6 different patients a day.
    I'm hoping I can take my years of experience in LTC and be successful in HH.
    The sad thing is....go to any one of the forums here....seems mostly no one is happy with their nursing job...still underpaid, overworked, over regulated.....will it ever change?
  2. by   Cattitude
    Quote from capecodmermaid
    i am trying to make the leap from the world of ltc to home health nursing...i used to work for a home health agency 20 years ago. back then, one nurse would stay with one patient for a 4 or 8 hour shift. these days, at least where i live, those cases are few and far between. now it's seeing 5-6 different patients a day.
    i'm hoping i can take my years of experience in ltc and be successful in hh.
    the sad thing is....go to any one of the forums here....seems mostly no one is happy with their nursing job...still underpaid, overworked, over regulated.....will it ever change?

    i,m not unhappy with my job, i just don't love it. i like it and there are times when i really enjoy what i do but i don't love it... i guess i just feel that way about working right now in general
    the charting sucks but other than that i'm not too overworked and i make decent money. i am an rn in ny area with salary in the 80's. i can deal with that.
    but yes it is sad to see so many unhappy nurses, you think those in charge would get a clue and try and make us happy/content and keep us!!!

    beez
  3. by   mrsorrwhat?
    I absolutely love my home health job!!! I have worked in a hospital, ltc facility, and in a surgeon's office. I am fortunate enough to have long shifts, I stay in one home for the day. The one on one is the most rewarding part. I have had a few 1 hour visits here and there, they look so forward to you coming. We shared books, movies , gossip. One Saturday morning I had to do a visit, so I made the family pancakes and eggs and brought it for breakfast, you would have thought I gave them a million dollars!! So appreciative of everything you do. I do not ever plan to work in a hospital again!!!!

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