Live in PDN?

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by guest1171208 guest1171208 (Member)

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Has anyone done live in through an agency?

 

I ask because on Indeed there are positions available in NY. In the ad they mention working with celebs and other rich people. 

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caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Weekend only. Discussed travel situation on another case, but it did not materialize.  Due to the situation, the weekend turned out not to be a pleasant one, but not really due to the client.  Boundary issues can become very murky when you are there 24/7 for any length of time and the bottom line is that even though your hours are stated to be from "X to Y" on Z days, you might find yourself with a request that is not during those hours.  Do you think for one minute that you are going to deny a request from anyone, much less a celebrity, just because it didn't come about during your "duty" hours?  Time away from client, in your room, easily becomes time you worry about the client, more so than when you are at your own home away from an agency client. And private duty clients are typically a more discerning and more difficult clientele all the way around. It may not be worth the aggravation.

guest1171208

guest1171208

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 20 years experience. 26 Posts

I just wondered what it would be like to work with the "beautiful people".

Just fantasizing. Haha

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Some can be wonderful, down to earth people who treat you like a person worth talking to, while others go into a rage causing you to have to leave the home and call your employer.  I stay away from that kind of beauty now.  Not willing to chance getting caught up with the latter type.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,706 Posts

On 5/21/2021 at 4:06 PM, caliotter3 said:

Weekend only. Discussed travel situation on another case, but it did not materialize.  Due to the situation, the weekend turned out not to be a pleasant one, but not really due to the client.  Boundary issues can become very murky when you are there 24/7 for any length of time and the bottom line is that even though your hours are stated to be from "X to Y" on Z days, you might find yourself with a request that is not during those hours.  Do you think for one minute that you are going to deny a request from anyone, much less a celebrity, just because it didn't come about during your "duty" hours?  Time away from client, in your room, easily becomes time you worry about the client, more so than when you are at your own home away from an agency client. And private duty clients are typically a more discerning and more difficult clientele all the way around. It may not be worth the aggravation.

Boundary issues can be difficult enough in private duty nursing where you go home at the end of your shift. Live-in nursing sounds too fraught with pitfalls. 

I agree with caliotter, it may not be worth the aggravation.