Corporate (Former Employee) – Cambridge – February 6, 2014
They do pay fairly, to be sure, but management is the biggest issue with this organization. They will suggest that they want outside perspectives about how problems can be fixed, but rest assured; if you want to keep your job, you'll toe the line with management, or you will lose your job. The 4 values of the organization are Justice, Respect, Stewardship, and Hospitality. I would say that those apply to the residents in the nursing and assisted living facilities, mostly. As an employee, don't expect that to apply to you. If you're applying to work in the Corporate office in Cambridge, be prepared to fake-smile your way through the day every day. And do not ask questions or attempt to take problems to higher management if you want to continue working for them. Fake pleasantries and fake smiles--that's the BHS "Way."
I worked as a CNA/TMA. Direct resident care, working in long term care, post acute, locked alzheimer unit. I learned that there were many challenges working with various resident's with multiple concerns. My co workers were overall easy to work with and friendly with residents. I enjoyed taking care of people that are in need and have serious medical conditions. The most difficult part of my job was getting too attached to the resident, and having them pass away.
THERAPY ASSISTANT/ KICHEN AIDE/SOME CNA (Former Employee) – ST paul, MN – December 11, 2012
a typical day wat work dealing with people with alzheimer's and cursing and changing clients all day showering,bathing, groomig charting, feeding clients, assisting clients with all ADL's, always making sure that my cleint are safe anf have a fall prevention pad under them i learned that this job is very serious and you have to be careful with evrything you do co-workers we not a problem i just pretty much got my work done hardest part was wheni had to take care of two groups of people when someone would call in to work. managers was the nicest part of the job