5 Benefits of Being a Home Health Care Professional
At Medical Home Care Professionals, we not only love to help patients—but we love to help those who have embarked on the rewarding (and sometimes very challenging) career in the medical field. We have built not only a business— but a family that is dedicated to serving our incredible team as well as Shasta County for the past 35+ years.
Medical Home Care Professionals was established in 1985 by our founder/owner/CEO Kathy McKillop who is a nurse by trade. Her passion to care for patients at home came from her days in the hospital caring for patients and realized that people do so much better when they can be cared for at home. She cared for a patient in the hospital who had ALS and was young and she helped her get home and Kathy was able to recruit other nurses to help her care for the patient so she didn’t have to be in the hospital and could have a better life at home. From this one patient that she treated and cared for at home came the idea to treat other patients at home for after-care from injury, surgery, and many other diagnoses.
Since our inception, we have loved every minute of what this field has to offer (though sometimes challenging!). Choosing to become a professional home health care professional that is licensed and insured is not just a job: we believe it’s a calling.
So what are some of the benefits of pursuing your calling with us? Keep reading to find out 5 benefits of being a home health care professional!
One of the best things that come with being a home health professional is the ability to work with us in creating an often flexible schedule that suits everyone’s needs. The open flexibility grants freedom from often stressful hospital environments and long shifts. Working within the home enables you more freedom to create a more customized working schedule.
Being a home health care worker is extremely rewarding and satisfying. One of the reasons that this is so is because it provides great autonomy to you. Without the added pressures of working along other doctors and nurses, you have the freedom to take care of your clients, make informed decisions, and be the one who calls a lot of the shots. While this is also what can make this job a little more challenging from time to time, it’s also incredibly rewarding to see your patients improving under your supervision and care.
According to PayScale, home health care providers get somewhat comparable pay compared to regular RN’s who work within a hospital setting. There are slight differences in pay, with considerable overlap. Traditional RN’s do make more money, but they also face some challenges that those who provide care within a home are not facing as often…like burnout. Working within a home may not pay as much, but it still pays very well. And with added schedule flexibility and the possibility of not working 12 shifts, we’d say the drawbacks are minimal.
Some want to help others, but don’t favor the high-stress atmosphere that is found in the emergency rooms. We totally understand that. For those wanting to choose another, less stressful path, working within the home is a great alternative that is considerably less stressful while still professional.
Last, but not least, is the ability to develop long, lasting relationships with your patients. This is our favorite reason for being a home health care provider. To be able to develop a special bond with your patients as you help rebuild their lives is truly the reason and heart behind why we do what we do. Impacting someone’s life is what makes it all worth it.
If you are looking to join an incredible, award-winning team while doing something rewarding, give us a call today!
Today, Medical Home Care Professionals are one of the largest locally owned and operated agencies in Shasta County and have clinical teams of nurses, therapists, social service workers, Aides, and caregivers that are dedicated to providing our patients/clients with, respect, dignity, and quality care to guarantee a positive experience while healing at home. Give us a call today to learn more at 530-226-5577.