former employee (Former Employee) – Beachwood, OH – December 17, 2015
Zero advancement, the daily life is a joke. They expect you to follow a bucket system and it's unrealistic. There is mounds of paper, high turnover rate, everyone is under worked and under paid. Your hard work is not noticed. It's just not a great place to work. Very stressful and corporate only cares about meeting numbers.
Clinical Team Assistant (Former Employee) – Beachwood, OH – October 9, 2015
Stressful, understaffed, not well compensated for amount of work requested to do, no advancement... no leadership....no support from upper management...very low morale...not good for long term growth :( :( :(
Don't work here - RUN - don't walk away from this company.
RN (Former Employee) – Westborough, MA – July 12, 2015
Work days average 10 hours, then plan on 3 hours every night for hard copy paperwork. Prod is strictly enforced. Leadership is punitive with instructions to clinical managers to push harder to meet weekly admission goals. No inservice education. Driving up to 100 miles a day with no compensation but for gasoline. Patients are wonderful, so work for a company that values you, not this company.
Endless hard copy paperwork - no time for family! Uncaring leadership.
CTA (Former Employee) – Elizabethtown KY – June 2, 2015
Was overly stressful and expected to do more then what one person can achieve in one 8 hour day. Co-workers did not mind to ask more of you when already had so much to do. Way too much expected of one person.
Weekly paychecks, pay is decent, benefits are good
very stressful, too much for one person, not really any help.
R.N. Case Manager (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – January 31, 2015
Clinical Director and Clinical Nurse Supervisor positions change approximately every 3-4 months. Nurses in these particular positions do not stay with the agency for a very long time. Fuel milage is not reimbursed for travel to visit first patient of the day.. Mileage is only covered for the first visit of the day if the nurse leaves for the visit from Caretender's office. Agency does not provide a "drop-off" box so that assessments can be delivered to the office after business hours and on weekends. Co-workers are cooperative and helpful.
friendly, helpful co-workers
administrative positions have a high turnover. lack employment consistancy
LPN field nurse (Former Employee) – Mahoning county – October 17, 2014
This company used to be great and had great, compassionate management. Now management is careless and rude. They don't even look at you when they speak to you. And they talk to you like a two year old. Run away if you value yourself as a nurse.
can make your own schedule. great pay when you have patients
patient load drys up quick. no chance for promotions, management, etc.
CTA PRN (Former Employee) – Elizabethtown, Ky 42701 – August 31, 2014
Worked their 2 weeks and was told I did not fit in so I was let go. Thank that was the most unreasonable reason for letting a person go. I did miss up the first day I begin filing, because I was going to fast trying to hurry up and get it done but,after it was brought to my attention there was no need to go so fast I had slowed down and corrected the problem. I feel that any person should be given at least I month before being JUDGED on whether they are going to fit in.
When you are a new person the older people, like on the testing I did for the first two days had shown,should be the ones making the new person fell welcome.
They need to go back and review the review test they had me watching the first two days over again to see how they are to treat new hires.
the ones that went out to take care of the patients where very friendly.
Rewarding experiences with patients, wonderful coworkers
SRNA (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – November 13, 2013
A typical day at work, call patients to let them know the time I will be at their home to help them with the bath/shower. Each patient is different as to the need of help when it comes to bath/shower, dressing. I have learned a great deal from our elderly, they are very intelligent and I love listening to them reminesse. My manager is the best, she is friendly, trusting, and great to work for. My co-workers are super nice and very kind, my team has the best group of professionals there is. The hardest part of the job is when your patients dies, you have gotten so close to them and their family it is very sad. The most enjoyable part of my job is giving my all to my patients, they are so appreciative of any thing you can do for them.
prn, make my own schedule, being able to work around my appointments and kids needs
too much mileage on vehicle, not enough mileage pay
Interesting, variety of work environments and types of patients. I enjoyed the independance and the opportunity to get to know so many wonder people
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Naples, FL – November 13, 2012
A typical day working for Caretenders Home Health would start around 8 am at the office where I would stop to turn in my previous days paperwork, and pick up supplies that I would need for the current day. While in the office I would let the office staff know of my plans for the day and let them know if I was ok with my patient load. It would be at this time that I might let them know if I were in need of additional patients or if I was unable to take on more patients. I may pick up a new referral while in the office. I may paricipate in a case conference with other disciplines envolved in my patients case such as : PT, OT, HHA, MSW. I may contact MD's for required orders. There are numerous resources available at the office needed to provide optimal patient care. Finally I would leave the office and get on the road to my 1st patient. I would see a variety of patients including among others: post-op orthopedic or cardiac, COPD, new diabetics, patients in need of extensive wound care, trach patients and patients requiring IV infusions. Often I may need to do blood draws for a variety of labs or PT/INR's. Always my visits included head to toe assessments, med teaching and answering patient concerns. Typically I would see 6-8 patients a day. Ocassaionally that number could go up to 10-12 patients a day. Toward evening I needed to take a few minutes to arrange my following days schedule and call those patients with an estimated time for my visit. Once all my patients were seen and all issues were managed, I would head home to finish my paperwork that was begun in the home. Whilemore... doing home health I learned how to manage patient care, both in the home and via the phone to maintain contact with the MD and the variety of disciplines envolved. Although there is alot of independance when working out in the field, it is good to know that there is support back at the home office. The home health nurse needs to know she/he can call on their manager with questions, for lab results etc, The most enjoyable part of the job for me was getting to know my patients and their families. It is easy to get attached to people when you get to know them and their families in their home, sometimes for long periods of time. It is incredibly satisfying to know that you are truely helping these individuals. The hardest part of the job might be getting to know patients and their families and forming attachments to people that will, eventually end, one way or another.less
independant work environment, variety of medical situations, getting to know patients