Delivering health care in the home makes a lot of sense and delivers benefits to the patient and cost savings to the health system. However one of the limitations to care delivery is staffing, and getting the right staff mix is pivotal to service delivery, and this where can help.

Health Care at Home

If you are a registered nurse, there are a lot of benefits to working with an agency or Non-Government Organization to home visit the clients.

  • Work the hours that suit you
  • Live in the area of your choice
  • Choose your area of health care, pediatric, mental health, geriatric, post-surgery, or medical, so many different specialties.
  • If you work for an agency, pay is often higher.
  • Save to travel
  • Or opt to work weekends while keeping your weekday job.

Health Care at Home Benefits the Patient

  • With the right supports in place, people recover faster at home.
  • Less chance of infection outside the hospital setting.
  • Care delivered at home reduces costs to the health budget
  • With family around the patient gets the food they are used to, healthier diet.


When you work as a home visiting nurse, your list of clients is allocated by the agency. So to fulfill the requirements of the workplace, you can only spend a certain amount of time with each client. If you are undertaking an initial assessment, you would normally be allocated one hour with the client, to enter some details on your i pad, and do the treatment. Then you would move on to the next client, making a driver’s license essential.

You are mostly required to have your own vehicle when interviewed for this type of work.

For nurses who are traveling around the country, this work is highly desirable to agency nurses as they get to see the new places they live in while working, and then move on to the next place.

Maintaining Qualification

Registered nurses are required to keep up with continuing education standards by attending ongoing training. often online or seminars and conferences. In the area of health, change is constant, A lot of nurses enjoy a change in career, and doing this type of work is great for new mothers to fit their home life, and enabling their partner to care for the baby.


The need for delivering health services in the home is growing, so if you are a registered nurse it may be a more flexible choice for you.