NIce place to work but some things could be better.
Residents Assistant (Current Employee) – Dublin, GA – August 2, 2016
I work the 11-7 shift. My job is not hard at all. What I don't like is there is no room for advancement . I have some of the greatest co-workers and I love to work with them. A typical night at work consists of cleaning, making sure the residents needs are taken care of at all times. Management is NOT what it should be in my opinion. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I know that I can go to work and make a difference in someone's life. It's the little things that count to some of them. I've learned that you have to have patience when it comes to this type of work...if not it's not the place for you.
Foodserivce Director (Former Employee) – Bluffton, SC – May 21, 2016
I was Food Director for the company. Their labor allowance for 50 residents was limited to roughly 4 CNA'S to take care of all the residents and also had to double up as servers and house keepers. In the kitchen I was allowed only one cook for the night and I doubled as the manager and cook for the breakfast. During a 4 hour window I had to mingle with residents to make sure they were happy, place orders, manage inventory, manage my cook, review menus, and the list goes on. Meanwhile we had no dishwasher employee so we also had to take care of that as well.
My location had a poor Executive Director that did not want to help resolve any issues in departments. But overall the company COULD be good to work for if it allowed for slightly more labor in its facilities.
great hours for management, free meals, great co-workers
no time for lunch breaks, lack of upper management, lack of labor
CNA/Caregiver (Former Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – January 5, 2016
Love the employer, co workers were easy going, and administration was leader worthy. Hardest part of job was the long hours, but u could basically work as much as you wanted. The optional training was nice as well.
Community Relations Director (Former Employee) – FL – May 14, 2016
Working with the elderly is a passion, and the company truly stands behind that. Sometimes politics in senior level management seems to play a huge part in the day to day operations, but otherwise, it is a great company to work for.
Caregiver (Current Employee) – Stockbridge, GA – November 12, 2015
Not everyone works together as a team. The job requires you to do a lot of work but they are not willing to up the pay for all the work they except you to do. It's a great starter job to get your feet wet, until you find the job you really want to use the skills you were taught.
We all work together to make things happen, no matter what!
Food Service Director (Current Employee) – Prairie Village, KS – May 20, 2015
There are no typical days at work because of how many variables are present that could affect this, but I enjoy whatever is thrown my way. The hardest part is trying not to become to attached or involved in residents life and just be there as an aide. I have to refrain from giving my whole heart to be a better employee and manager. However I feel I give a special kind of care to the hospitality aspect of life at our community and have made many positive changes by just listening what residents want.
Resident Assistant (RA) (Current Employee) – GA – January 20, 2015
Getting ready for my daily activities, learning how to cope with certain illnesses,how situations are handle with care and concerns,working together with everyone,to lose someone you care so much about,seeing the smiles and laughter.
Assistant Activities Director (Former Employee) – Newnan, GA – October 7, 2012
Provided residents with personal grooming, activities of daily living, and social and physical challenges. I learned a lot about patient care, compassion, and respect. My co-workers were very proactive and helped all others when needed. The hardest part was becoming so attached but soon having to say good bye. The most enjoyable part was getting to know all of the lives that have been lived and meeting so many wonderful people, and helping them.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Covington, GA – February 11, 2014
Benton House is a very nice place to volunteer. The staff there are very welcoming and the residents are very nice. I learned how to communicate with the elderly. The most enjoyable part of volunteering is playing board games, exercising, and talking about life with them.