Sheri Blanco, RN, never considered home care nursing as a career option until her father tested positive for COVID-19 and needed home care services. After working in management for many years, most recently at KidsPeace Hospital, in Orefield, Pa., she was intrigued by the one-on-one care she saw her father receive.
“I wanted to step away from my roles in management and get back to patient care,” Blanco says. “In a hospital, you are pulled in many different directions at one time. In home care, your attention is solely on one patient, then you move on to the next patient and fully focus on them.”
In September 2020, Blanco transitioned to Lehigh Valley Home Care, where she regularly sees patients in Slatington, Walnutport and Palmerton, a short drive from her home.