Break the Groundhog Day Routine of Doing the Same Thing Over and Over When You Join Our Team of Home Health Care Professionals
It’s often difficult to change jobs. Even if you’re unhappy where you are, the people and the environment are familiar. It’s easy to think of excuses to stay rather than to leave.
You owe it to yourself and your career to break out of your holding pattern. Health care professionals renew their enthusiasm for their work when they join our team. Pegasus will make a difference in your life as you truly make a difference in the life of others.
If you’re like many individuals, you want your career to provide:
- Opportunities to learn and expand your skills
- Personal and professional growth
- A way to have a positive impact on others
Home health care offers that and more to nurses and therapists.
Experts have suggested that workers need to be challenged about 20 percent of the time to function at their best. Less than that leads to boredom. Consistently more than 20 percent creates feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed, and burned out.
Too much or too little challenge can kill your career. Bored or burned out, you can stop caring whether you’re doing your best. That’s a problem for you and your patients.
Home Health Care Mixes Challenge With Routine Duties
As a home health care nurse or therapist, you won’t notice a lot of changes in your duties. You’ll be caring for your patients in many of the same ways as you do in other settings. But that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of challenges.
You’re a guest in a patient’s home. Most patients welcome you as part of their family. Some are unhappy about their condition and caring for them will challenge you.
Whether your patients are happy or unhappy, you forge a relationship with them. As you learn more about each one, you can better provide the best possible care. Patients benefit and you see long-term improvement.
Part of providing care is patient assessment. In-home care requires an assessment of more than medical needs. You will be evaluating the home environment as well.
Items included in your assessment are:
- Mental and emotional conditions
- Social and family relationships
- How the individual functions in the home environment
- Safety considerations in the home
You’ll also be evaluating the abilities and stress levels of family members or other caregivers.
You Have Flexibility and Autonomy
In-home care is noted for the flexibility that therapists and nurses enjoy. You set your own schedule. You work as many days you wish as well as how many hours you’re available each day.
You also have autonomy. That freedom comes with a challenge because you become the decision-maker. Many of those decisions won’t be clear-cut.
As well as the usual nursing or therapy duties, at times you may be:
- Teaching by showing patients how to care for themselves as well as teaching their family members basic health practices
- Advocating by recommending services and treatments that are in the best interest of the patient
- Networking by coordinating resources from community agencies and others to obtain services the family needs to keep patients safe in their homes
You’ll touch the lives of your patients in more ways than you first realize.
One-on-one care means that you customize services to fit the needs of each individual. There is no one-size-fits-all in home health care. At Pegasus, we encourage you to be proactive in enabling patients to live safely and independently in their home.
Join Our Team and Restart Your Career
Pegasus is a licensed Home Care Organization and a Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Care organization. We have consistently provided quality care to our clients since 1994. Our reputation for adhering to the highest ethical and clinical standards has made us an industry leader.
We’re a small company with strong infrastructure and solid management. We’re professionals, but we strive to work as a family team. We listen when you suggest changes.
As a nurse owned and operated business, we understand the challenges and joys of in-home care. We also understand your desire for professional growth. Joining our team means you’ll receive the support and training you need to advance your career.
No one will be looking over your shoulder telling you how to do your job or second-guessing your decisions. You’ll work independently, but our staff will always be there for you if needed.
Escaping from Groundhog Day requires making a change. Changes are like turning the page in your book of life. Click here to join our team at Pegasus Home Health Care and turn your page to a new chapter.