I am a clinical nurse supervisor in a small home health agency in a large city in NC. I'm curious as to how other home health agencies pay their full time nurses, either per diem or salaried, which works better, and why do you think so? The home health agency I used to work for paid nurses on a salary basis, and this one that I work for now pays on a per diem basis. Personally, I feel salaried nurses work out better because they are obligated to come to the office, whereas per diem nurses feel it's a huge hassle to come into the office. I have read literature that says most HHA are getting away from per diem with PPS, as it's not feasible enough. Any comments would be appreciated.
Lenora Ramsey, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Supervisor