June 26, 2014
Our favorite thing to read is when co-workers love residents and clients. As you know first-hand, Country Meadows At Home offers clients personal care services in their own homes. This requires our Home Care Associates to be flexible with the times they are available to work. When there are no client hours available, Home Care Associates are provided with hours at the nearest Country Meadows Retirement Community campus to ensure that our full-time co-workers receive full-time hours. Also, Home Care Associates are paid for the time spent traveling from our office to clients’ homes. Please contact a supervisor if this was not the case. Many of our long-time co-workers have established relationships with clients and as such are requested by those clients and/or their families. It may appear as though these co-workers are “favorites,” however it is more likely they have established clients. If you witnessed otherwise, please contact the Country Meadows hotline to share more information so we can investigate. Please view our company profile for contact information. Thank you for your service to our clients and best of luck to you.
May 19, 2014
Thank you for your note. As you know first-hand, working with our elders can be a demanding job and is, in our opinion, one of the most important. We’re sorry you have these concerns. Country Meadows is proud to have received numerous awards as an exceptional employer and just last year won the coveted “Best Place to Work in Frederick County” designation. Even though you no longer work with us, we encourage you to call and report these concerns to our confidential 24-hour Compliance hotline at 888.470.3376. This line is managed by a third party and all calls are anonymous. We’re proud to have several co-workers at our Frederick campus who have advanced into positions with increased responsibility and pay. Country Meadows provides opportunities to grow and be promoted to co-workers who work hard and perform well, more than those who perform just ok. Our organization also offers “Career Paths” training for most positions that are free to our motivated co-workers. We’re proud of our co-workers who have completed these ladders and have many success stories to share. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.
May 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments, and for working with Country Meadows. Best of luck to you.
March 18, 2014
Country Meadows works hard to create a positive environment for co-workers as well as the residents we serve. We have numerous ways for co-workers to report concerns such as reporting them directly to their supervisor, executive director, vice president and even our CEO. We also have a co-worker hotline for people to share concerns anonymously. We really do want to hear about any issues because we honestly believe that every company makes mistakes, and what makes Country Meadows one of the best places to work, is what we do about those mistakes or concerns Country Meadows is proud to have been selected as a Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania in 2013, and has received this honor 10 times in the last 12 years. The winners for these Best Place to Work programs are chosen based on feedback provided directly from anonymous co-worker surveys. I encourage you to contact me directly at the Home Office. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Please view our company profile for contact information.
December 30, 2013
I am happy that you value the best part of this job—our residents. I, too, am blessed to have good co-workers and am thrilled to hear this was your experience working at Country Meadows. I am sorry to read that you had some concerns. If you are inclined, please contact me directly at 717.533.2474 to discuss any issues you experienced. Thank you for your service to our residents. -Tracy Newcomer--Vice President of Human Resources
December 30, 2013
Thank you for your comment. I’m happy to share that we have several co-workers of varying backgrounds and ethnicities working in management positions at our Lancaster campus, and serving as mentors for personal care associates. Country Meadows posts available jobs and encourages co-workers to apply. The organization offers training programs and Career Paths in several areas to help co-workers advance. We try to offer people who work hard and perform well more opportunities to grow and be promoted than those who perform just ok. We want you to be the best co-worker you can be. Please talk with your campus Executive Director to learn more about these opportunities. Thank you for choosing Country Meadows. -Tracy Newcomer-Vice President of Human Resources