hold off on that home health thing.... im doing it now.... some love it some hate it.... i hate it.
you have to do soooo much paperwork,,, im usually working on it for like 2 hours after i get home.... the pay is good, but money isnt everything..... the patients are really sick at times and should actually be in the hospital but u know how medicare and HMOs work,,,, so it is up to u to assure these patients get the care they need, and the agencies usually only allow 2 to 3 visits a week to conserve costs,,,,, so the patient never really gets proper care in my opinion anyway. plus u have to teach caregivers and patients about TPN, IVs, portacaths, central lines, disease processes, s/sx/ ,pharmacology,,, all in a 30 minute visit a few times a wek... still sound exciting??? im not being negative just letting u know my experience. thats why im seeking other options.... not to mention the wear and tear on ur car,,,, ive only been doing this job for 8 months as an RN and have stacked 30,000 miles on my brand new car.... plus not to mention ragged it out a little driving up dirt roads a monter truck would have trouble getting up (potholes mud rocks) its a real nightmare