How Many Visits In A Day

  1. Greetings:

    I am researching the possibilities in returning to home health nursing. It truly was a gift to be able to enter someone's home and be accepted as part of the healing.

    I know visits can vary depending on distance, patient treatments, and whether it is a new intake etc...

    But what do you average in visits per day?

    Thanks for the info in advance.

    Last edit by nightingale on Nov 18, '02
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    My agency is Phila area: City and suburbs

    Visits per day 6-7. Visits per week: 32-34.

    Other things to consider: Payment for mileage, oncall, evening visits required, car allowance, beeper /cellphone covered?, Weekend committment, Area covered by agency AND amount of staff to cover area, Payment for required meetings or patients not home etc.
  4. by   nightingale
    I am looking at subcontracting to existing Home Health Agencies. They are currently paying $ 30 per visit. It is my hope with me paying FICA etc. that they will pay me $ 35.00 plus their usual for mileage (22 cents per mile).

    I remember another nurse I worked with who did home health without any case mangement. That was the real time consumer for me. He charged a flat $ 35 a visit. He was able to fax back and forth; this seemed to save a lot of last minute call and travel times.

    I am looking at interviewing and researching week after next in a different then my current home base.

    As always, (((((Karen)))))), thanks for the info.
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    i do anywhere from 5-8 visits per day, but usually right around 7....
  6. by   nightingale
    Thanks Sunnygirl!
  7. by   KP RN
    Our daily productivity is 5.7 visits per day. It usually works out to be a full eight hour day once you figure on paperwork, communication, voice mails, etc etc.
  8. by   Traveler
    I average anywhere from 4-7 per day but that's a pretty full day because my travel time is usually at least 30 minutes between patients and sometimes over an hour. Anything over 30 minutes between homes I am paid an hourly rate.
  9. by   SeptSue
    When I was doing home nursing, there were some weekends when I had 15 patients to see in a day (calculated to be a 7.5 hr day based on half hour visits for insulins, eye drops, dressings, for example).