GNA/CNA (Former Employee) – Westminster, MD – August 13, 2016
This is by far the worst place to work. The CNA's can have up to 16 residents at a time with only 3 aides on the floor. The nurses don't help out when they should and the administration let's you know if they don't like you. I was bullied and pushed by management and was forced to quit. This is a one star facility but it doesn't deserve any. The drama and gossip alone is enough to make you go mad. Everyone is there for themselves and will throw anyone under the bus in order to save themselves. Overall it was absolutely horrible!
Loved my residents
Never had a break, always short, treated very poorly
If you like to be over worked, risk your license on a daily basis, then this is the place for you. They opened a brand new facility instead of putting the work into this one that it obviously needs. I mean staffing wise. You have a min of 25 pts a day. And you are reaponsible for all of them, including your meds. GNA's are not allowed to do VS or FS. They try to help, but they are so short staffed and over worked as well. Management sucks here!! Definitely have their favorites, and do nothing to keep people in line!! I've seen a nurse walk out because she didn't get the assignment she wanted!! Guess what? She STILL HAS A JOB??? How is that possible!! Just read the reviews from the states report when they came there. It was horrible. I wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy and I certainly wouldn't send a family member here, EVER!!
The staff are always shorthanded and over worked. Management only comes on to the floor when the state is there or they have only 1 person on the floor due to over abundant call outs. Most of the co-workers are helpful and compassionate but the majority are just there for a paycheck and it shows.
Carroll lutheran village was an extremely esy job to work how ever the environment was disgusting and the workers are awful people. Was always miserable after a day at work and had to quit after 4 months of work because it was so awful. DO NOT WORK HERE.
This is the most organized and well staffed place to work with great pay and benefits. I had free training paid for by them to become a CNA and then they gave me a job to boot. We had a choice of hours and there were health benefits. If you need a great place to work or put your family into a place that cares, this is it. Westminster, MD is where it is located, look on line.
I learned a lot through working at Carroll Lutheran Village. The management and co-workers really reach out to ensure everyone is involved and helped as much as possible.Nothing was ever boring when it came to meeting and helping the residents who lived there. To me, the hardest part of the job was standing all day. But, the most enjoyably part was the connections I've made that makes the work i did, seem like an act of kindness rather than a job.
staff LPN in a LTC (Former Employee) – Westminster, MD. – January 9, 2014
Care of the elderly is a large business. Management is a major problem in this environment because cost effectiveness is often impacted by budget restrictions. I found this to be the major problem at CLV- care of the resident was secondary to cost of business. This disparity is a major problem in this environment, but will not be reformed any time soon. While many of the employees wish to reform this inequity, it cannot be done in the present healthcare environment. I have since decided to go into another work environment after 24 years of practice.
Laundry Aide -Gathered laundry -Washed residents laundry, some using specific needs -Followed orders of the manager -Made some apartment calls to residents, included gathering, -washing, drying and folding laundry to specific needs -Used special cleaning supplies when needed -Followed directions to ensure a complete job
Food Services -Prepared certain foods to residents liking -Served all and any residents with respect and a smile -Provided assistance to other employees -Trained some new employees for certain positions -Worked in all positions, not including manager -Followed directions to ensure a complete job
The residents are the only reason that keep majority of staff there and current lack of job market
Nurse (Former Employee) – Westminster, MD – November 26, 2013
Don't let this place fool you, it's nice and they can tell you everything you want to hear to get you in the door. Once there it's one of to things if your "liked"(brown nose) or just a follower an do what your told no matter if you know morally it's wrong your gonna do great. However if your the type of person who won't follow the pack this place isn't for you they will find every an any reason to make your job miserable. Management is the problem an it starts all the way at the top of food chain almost so don't even bother so not a CHRISTIAN company!!!!!!!
The residents look to us for good meals and we really do deliver!
Cook/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Westminster, MD – August 11, 2013
I really like my co-workers there. I cook for 140 plus people each work day. The hardest part of working there right now is that the air conditioner where I serve the food at night is not not working at all. It hasn't worked at all this spring or summer. You feel drained at the end of your evening! I love seeing the residents so happy to come out to dine for dinner each evening the best.
A typical day was bathing,turning and feeding Patients.I was able to use a lot of my CNA skills.The best part of the job was when I had enough time to sit and listen to the pt's life history.The RN"s and LPN's were always supportive of the CNA's.
I met my husband while working together on the evening shift.
This is a very confusing Christian organization. The only proof of the Christianity is their advertisemnts.
Unit Clerk (Current Employee) – Westminster, MD – February 19, 2013
There is no consistancy with this organization. If you are a part of the "in click" you never are held accountable for anything you may or may not do, however...if you are not a part of that "click", you could sneeze wrong and possible be disiplined for it. Nursing and aides alike do not follow several state rules and regulations; managment and superviors alike are aware of this but depending on who you are, they do nothing about it. The sad part is the residents are the ones who pay in the end. In all the years I have been in the work force I have never seen a faclity ran in such a un-Christian way...
the residents and their families are exceptional... a joy to be around...
this facility seems to be nothing but smoke and mirrors...