For overnight shifts, Wifi access is a very nice plus. I have an iPhone which is ok w 3G, as long as the home is in an area where it's accessible. Wifi is much better when it comes to Netflix access.
I am afraid of dogs, I know it's mostly irrational, but please don't tell me your huge, barking, jumping-up dogs are harmless. Please keep them away from me, especially when I first walk in.
If a med or treatment is due, please trust me to do it. I had a case once where the family did it all. The only thing they wanted me to do is play with the child the entire shift. While I don't mind entertaining the child, that's not my primary/only function. Trust me. I'm a professional. Take a load off and enjoy the respite.
On overnight shifts, if I'm off at 8am, please be sure you are awake and ready to reassume care. It's awkward for me to knock on your bedroom door and wake you up at 8a. By the time you wake up, dress, pee, put in your contacts, etc. it's already 8:10. I've already been at your home 12 hours. My own kids need me now. Go to bed earlier if you can't get up after your 3rd snooze alarm.
Please keep your nurses straight. If someone else forgot to do something, please be sure you have the right nurse. I'm tired of being accused of something other nurses did. I always clean the TF bag and change soiled sheets.
Oh, and my crystal ball seems to not be functioning correctly. I reported it to the FDA, but in the meantime, I need to be told things.
I know you already considered these issues, I just like any oppty to vent a bit... LOL! Thanks!