Q & A
Below are some frequently asked questions about Home Rule. If your question isn't answered here, or for more information, please reach out to us.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We have created an all-inclusive private online space for families, nurses and staff. Each nurse has a profile and you can search for the nurses that best fit with your family by skill set, location and even personal preferences. When you find a nurse you are interested in, reach out via message and schedule an interview or orientation. Every nurse in the Home Rule Community is already working with us and can work with you too!
WHAT IF I HAVE TROUBLE FILLING ALL OF OUR HOURS?
We assist from the very beginning to help you find nurses that are compatible with your family. Some families “go for it” and LOVE managing their own schedules. Others want some assistance, and we are here to help. If you are unable to find nurses to fill your hours, we will personally reach out to nurses.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A NURSE CALLS OUT?
You will develop a care team who interacts with you and with one another early in your Home Rule experience. You can message your entire care team with a click of a button to let them know of your need. If no one on your care team is available, you may post your need on the open shift message board as well as go to the “on-call” board and find nurses who are looking for hours. This is also a great time to search for a new nurse, possibly one who has just joined us, who may be looking for a great family like yours to work with! Once you reach out to your care team, please give us a call so we can give them a call! We work as a team. Your care team and Home Rule staff care about your loved one and your family. We work together to assist your loved one in experiencing the greatest quality of life through caring, compassionate, professional care.
WHY THE HOME RULE MODEL?
Many families with members with special needs are just “getting by”. Incomes are frequently lower than the local median income due to care-taking responsibilities. We are here to help you live life the way you want and need by handing you the reigns, so you are not reliant upon a scheduler who you have never met, who has never met your love one, and who will go home to a bed while you may be working during the day and caring for a loved one by night.
I'M NOT VERY TECH SAVVY. IS THE SYSTEM EASY ENOUGH FOR ME TO USE?
Yes! The Home Rule Community Space is easy to navigate and manage. In addition, we have very easy to follow tutorials and are available to answer your questions to be sure you can find the nurses and staff you are looking for! We are also delighted to do ALL of your scheduling.
WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT IN MY AREA?
If Home Rule doesn’t service your area, reach out and ask if we can expand to your area (*Currently only in the state of NC).