Nurse of Scottsdale/Patricia Erickson charges very high fees for their/her services. Licensed Practical Nurses earn salaries of between $18-$25 per hour in doctor's and hospital facilities. She does have a few RN's working part-time, but she does not pay them but between $25-$32 per hour. I asked her how much she charges if she comes out and works and her fee was between $49- $58. If I was going to hire a nurse, I would hire a Registered Nurse for that amount. I had a friend call to see if this company was hiring nurses, both LPN and RN's and Patricia Erickson said she was taking applications, and the pay for LPN's was between $18-25 per hour and RN's was between $25-31 per hour.
I had called her several times about the fees for service and she said that she charges these fees because she earns it. She was rude and very nasty on the phone. She also said she charges a fee to come to do an evaluation. I was afraid to ask how much that would be. If someone is hiring a nurse for their loved ones, they should hire a Registered Nurse, not an LPN. Look up the job description for LPN and RN. I would check around to see what the fees are with other companies also.
If you call this company write down exactly what she says about her fees. It may change by the time you sit down with her to discuss them. She was very strange over the phone. Very obnoxious and annoying, but that is my opinion. This statement is what I learned when I called this company. Always read a contract from private owned companies or LLC's/Corporations to see if there are any hidden fees. Call to make sure there are no complaints or written statements on a company. I did my research and found that there are a lot of nurses that over charge for their services.