CNA (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – March 8, 2016
I read the employee review by a former employee posted on 1/4/2016 and second her/his opinions of Cascade Manor. There is no opportunity for advancement and the yearly wage increase is almost an insult. How far can an extra 2% take you? Management support is non-existent. It all boils down to money.
Big Perk: You get a free meal if you work day or evening shift -- they are often less than enticing leftovers. Sometimes the recycled food was from 2 days prior (or 3 days if shrimp) that originally sat under a warmer for how long?
The residents in long-term care already spent their wad. I saw a lunch order recently that featured a side of 5 sweet potato fries (a few little ones) which was counted as a "portion." Never mind the DNS who elbowed her way through the kitchen of servers to reach the soup cauldron.
I witnessed CNAs harassed by the DNS for clocking in a few minutes prior to their scheduled start time. Clocking in five minutes earlier would still not allow enough time to get organized and ready to hit the floor running at shift start..
The remodeled main lobby and dining area is nice, but that's where the facade ends.
Required to log daily break times that never occur
CNA I (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – September 25, 2013
This is a continuing care facility, but is private pay and does not accept insurance. It is a pacific retirement services (PRS) facility that the employees are in a constant feeling that they are completely expendable and replaceable. They did provide excellent care for their patients in the long-term care facility area of the establishment.
Pool and workout facility that was accessable for employees to use during certain hours of the day.
aid (Former Employee) – eugene, or – January 4, 2013
The bottom line is money. I don't think anyone has had more than a 2% raise ever. Management wants to work as little as possible, while still keeping up with OSHA and CARF standards. They charge the residents for every petty little thing, a roll of toilet paper cost $5 for residents. Recently a CNA was fired because she was pregnant. The DNS asked her to directly to perform some heavy lifting knowing she was pregnant, when she asked co-workers for help the DNS called her into her office and told her that if she couldn't perform her job than she couldn't work here. There is also very little advancement especially for lower level employees. This nursing home has chain of hatred were the DNS is mean to the Nurses who are then grouchy and mean to the CNA's, sort of thing that happens at other nursing homes. You also have to clock out for your lunch break, and you rarely get your 15 min breaks.