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Two patients at once


Does anyone here take care of two patients at once in a home? What was your increase in pay for taking care of the second patient?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 15 years experience.

I have not personally done it as I am not a private duty nurse; however, when my grandparents were still alive there was one nurse for both. My grandmother was complete care; my grandfather was almost complete care. I'm not quite sure of the specifics, but I do know that the nurses were paid more than the standard rate for both.

Alex Egan, LPN, EMT-B

Specializes in Home Health (PDN), Camp Nursing. Has 9 years experience.

It was time and a half last time I did it. Awesome checks.

I refused the assignment when the agency said they were only paying me for one patient.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

I once cared for infant twins with SMA Type I. I recall getting maybe $5/hour more.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 40 years experience.

I've done it for 2 different agencies. One paid time and a half, and the other plus time plus $7.