Is home health for you?? hmmmmmmmmm There is a motto that I have learned in the 12 yrs that I have done home health........ you either love it or you hate it.
There is tons of paperwork, lots of rules and regulations, lots of driving, lots of homes that are less than desireable, and you dont have anyone to help hold the leg for a dressing change or someone else to try and draw blood or restart the IV. Then on the other hand, you become part of the family, you can teach the family and/or patient about their disease, meds etc. and allow them to be able to stay in their home.
There is no one sure way to be able to tell if home health is for you until you have done it. As far as the types of diseases, you can literally see everything....... CHF, COPD, DM, HTN, Cancer, Fx bones, organ transplant patients, wounds deep enough to put your hand in. It is a wide variety of things that you can see. IV's IM injections, med teaching, wound vacs......... the list can go on and on.........
The pay varies depending on what part of the country you are in, and can be paid per visit, or salary....... some places pay mileage, and I have seen some that dont. I have been out at a patients home at 2 am for an on call visit, and have worked 12-14 hr days at times ( or longer).......... Every agency and patient load is different.
Think about the decision long and hard before you make it........ its a totally different world than the hospital.
Best of luck to you in whatever you decide.