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If anyone work as home health nurse RN or LVN or CNA? Share your stories. .what you like about the job or .what you don't?

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Home health is awesome!

your not overworked, understaffed, and you dont have to accept clients if you dont want to.

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Yea right. In some respects community/home nursing can be just as chaotic, all it takes is having a couple of nurses sick and thats 10-20 patients that need to be reallocated.

Home health is awesome!

your not overworked, understaffed, and you dont have to accept clients if you dont want to.

Posiitives of home health

- Much more autonomous

- Wide range of health issues, I do anything from palliative care, wound care including compression, negative pressure such as vac, renasys, med management, continence care, managing chronic health issues, particularly diabetes, COPD, congestive heart failure etc

- No shift work, I do Monday-Friday 0800-1630 and work one weekend in four

- Every work place has its politics. I find I can ignore it more easily being on the road for most of the day

Negatives

- under staffed, under resourced, too many patients, not enough nurses

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Im a home health pediatric nurse. I appreciate not having to deal with MDs on a regular basis and not having to deal with the drama of other nurses on my shift. My patients are trach and vent so its rewarding to see them advance in their health to the point of being taken off machines.

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I have been doing home care forabout 7 to 8 years. I'm ready for a change I feel like I've lost all my nursing skills. You have to deal with the parents which isn't always nice! I loved when i had pediatrics but all my patients grew up and they're almost adults. :) it's laid back and boring to me.

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I give shift nursing care so I'm in the home anywhere from 8 to 14 hours a day!

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Home health is definitely more laid back, but yeah, sometimes dealing with the family members 24/7 of the patient is more of a stressor than dealing with MD's 24/7!

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Is this Driving anyone else CRAZY!

 

I am an LPN at a Very Busy Home Health Agency.

Writing Progress Goals is killing me!

With 10-20 different visits, it's impossible to keep them varied and current to the patients' diagnosis.

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I have been doing home care forabout 7 to 8 years. I'm ready for a change I feel like I've lost all my nursing skills. You have to deal with the parents which isn't always nice! I loved when i had pediatrics but all my patients grew up and they're almost adults. :) it's laid back and boring to me.

I completely agree...I feel like, I am loosing my skills as well. I am applying to RN schools...but at the mean while, I find these job less hectic.

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How about when working at patient house...How do you guys feel about the families?.. Well in mine, both the parents don't work, yet have nice legit cars..Recent Lexus was bought...I am beginning to question, if this bugs anyone else out there?

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