How to Do Scheduling for Home Healthcare?

Home healthcare is different from other healthcare options because the nurse or medical professional travels to the patient's home rather than the patient traveling to the hospital or doctor's office. Professionals that work in home healthcare face challenges with scheduling and can run into problems relating to travel or not getting time off. There are scheduling options that can make a home healthcare group more efficient. write down answers

Asked By: - 4/19/2012
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I was a supervisor for a home health care agency for a while. Scheduling is difficult, but there were employees who were appropriate for every in home services we offered. When they became employees, they discussed their availability and skills and limitations. Our coordinators would contact the right employee for the... More
Answered By: June smiles - 4/19/2012
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You'd be better off to ask a homecare employer about this.
Answered By: Stella Mk 2 - 4/19/2012
When the nurse calls ask her if she could write the days and times down when they are calling in to see you, and who it will be each time? Also if there is any medicine or tablets to take. Make little notes to remind yourself what questions to ask when they call. Don't worry there good at their job!
Answered By: suzy t - 4/19/2012
There is an office manager that schedules the nurses and arranges for their visits hopefully in a close geographical area. Time off is arranged in advance with the office. I am not sure what you are asking.
Answered By: SavvySue - 4/19/2012
There's usually someone from the home health care agency that does the scheduling or routing of home health aides. There's also a software on scheduling that is now used by agencies
Answered By: Roberta - 4/19/2012
Andrea, "Write down answers" is a very blunt and rude way of asking people to help you with your homework. The addition of the word 'please' would have been nice at the very least... More
Answered By: Peggy - 4/19/2012
Display a copy of the schedule every week for nurses and medical professionals to consult regarding which homes they are going to, where the homes are located, time limits for patient care and any other information the nurses or medical professionals need... More
Answered By: Mcewen - 4/19/2012
use a good calendar and give enough travel time.
Answered By: Spring has sprung - 4/20/2012
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