I work in HH as a staff educator for a mid sized agency. I work mainly with nurses new to home care. I have worked full time as a field nurse for about 3 years. I love HH because it gives you an opportunity to have a very significant impact on people's lives once they are out of the hospital.
The good...flexible hours, ability to spend more or less time with patients as needed, autonomy, satisfaction of working with patients and family to make life better for them, ability to teach.
The bad...paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Medicare requires a lot of paperwork. Many agencies are on electronic record so it is easier. If your agency is on electronic documents and you are not computer literate, will be very difficult.
The ugly...driving in all sort of weather, people who don't put away dogs or cats, people sometimes are not interested in helping themselves and can make the environment of care frustrating at times...
I have worked in both the hospital and the field and, hands down, believe HH is a very good field to be in. If you have different obligations, I would recommend that you try it as a Fee-for-service nurse. There is even more flexibility there and, most likely, you will not have to Case Manage. Case Management carries some additional requirements with paperwork. If you wanted to test the waters, working fee for service is probably your best bet.