I’m a pediatric home health nurse(LPN) in CA. I’ve been on this case about 5 months first just since I got my license and I can tell you I love my job but I do not love dealing with my patients mom. She never has anything positive to say about my performance but she also doesn’t have anything negative to say because I do everything for her. I’ve had to learn how to lift my pt myself in and out of the shower/WC/bed because my pts mom claims she doesn’t have time to do it or help when she does not work. I understand she has other kids and it becomes a lot but she’s also not nice to me. Currently it’s about 100 degrees outside and I’m sitting in my car waiting for my patient to come home on the bus from school when her mother goes to the same school to pick up her son. Last week my medi-CAL person came to speak with my pts mom and I and she(mom) essentially just kept going on about how I’m only at school and in her home for a little bit because her bus gets in late and she needs help showering like really? Okay, I help her do all of that when my pt gets home but sure I don’t ever help and I’m not willing to change my schedule she can go ahead and change me as her nurse but alas in the last 2 years she’s had 5 nurses. Here we get $20.50/hr with crummy benefits that I decided against getting because copays would be 30% for the insurance I can afford($150/week), no holiday pay, no OT and my agency is less than responsive when I need something. I cannot wait to become an RN at least with that title I have more options than SNF or home health.