Of course it depends a bit on the facility where you work, but ours is a lot more technical than I thought it would be. Pain is of course, a major concern. There aren't many IVs, but many of our patients have central lines or subcutaneous sites for their meds. We have patients with PCAs, epidurals, CPAPs, wounds like nothing I've ever seen before (and I'm an oncology nurse, definitely have seen some terrible wounds). Lots of dementia and people admitted for uncontrolled symptoms, in addition to pain (respiratory secretions, dyspnea, cough, bowel and bladder issues, nausea, vomiting, seizures, pruritus, fatigue, etc, etc, etc). It's kind of like a medical/surgical floor, a LTC facility, and a psych unit all rolled up into one, with a little bit of peds thrown in.
But, here's the main difference for me... our team is there to make the end of these patients lives as good as we can for them and their families. There is a camaraderie that isn't like the hospital (in my experience, anyway). We have therapy dogs on the floor, volunteers all day and evening, massage therapists, chaplains and social workers that are almost always there. The focus isn't curing, it's caring and it feels really different from the hospital. Of course we have problems to solve and symptoms to manage, but it's much more holistic. It's how you thought nursing would be before you went to nursing school. LOL
If it were me, I would go volunteer at the inpatient hospice where you think you might like to work. Or at least go shadow a nurse for a day or two.