A typical day starts out with a review of the mornings work with those emplyees, and anything new for the residents from the LPN on duty. The management doesn't seem to care for the resident as they should, only looking for the money the extra services would make the company. As for my co-workers they are all very good at what they do but one who wants to run everything, makes fun of my abilitys, When we have have staff meetings the emloyees are not allowed to voice concerns or opions. The most enjoyable part of my job are the residents. I try to treat them as real people not as a means to make money for the company.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Chisago City, MN – March 8, 2017
I enjoy working here, but am doing 9 residents alone. Always short staffed if someone calls in I have to stay and try to find someone to replace me. Love the different relationships you make with all the ladies. Very hard work doing alone if there is a difficult person to transfer or redirect. Otherwise very beneficial taking care of them and making them laugh and loved
Live close by, love the employees and residents I work with.
not enough staff to help out and have to stay if someone calls in
I answer call lights as they are pulled overnight, I also perform safety checks on select residents. I also assist residents in using the restroom thoughout the night. I also perform some house keeping tasks throughout my shift.
Love getting to know the residents
I feel like they have their favorite people and they don't care about the other staff
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MN – November 1, 2016
Starting off working there is awesome but over time it get worse people are mean and rude and think they are better that you in everything and also they think the can boss you around even though they aren't your boss.
Really mean bossy people, and rude people who don't know how to mind there business.
Some days start off with a meeting about daily or weekly tasks and projects. Usually work independently, but some times in groups or pairs until the end of my shift. I learned general facility and apartment maintenance. Management is very flexible and mindful of staff and Residents. Co-workers are hardworking and team-oriented.
The hardest part of the job is encountering something that is different and new to repair from daily tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the Residents pleased and satisfy with the repair that I do for them.
It was a good company to work for and it was a great experience. There was flexible work hours which was nice. They also provided various company parties for various reasons. If an employee was getting married or having a baby. There would be a shower for that employee.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – North Branch, MN – June 15, 2016
A typical day at work entailed; answering the residents call lights in a timely manner, being able to handle multiple tasks at once, working as a team. I learned how to work quick yet efficiently, how to communicate with all kinds of people even people who couldn't really speak. Management at Ecumen does need work. They wouldn't really help us out on the floor when we really needed it, unless state was there. My co-workers were awesome. We always went above and beyond to help one another out. If we saw someone needed help we were quick to jump in and take over to help out, without even asking for help they were always there to help. Hardest part of the job would probably be the lifting. Lifting and moving some of the residents and machines really takes a toll on the body. Most enjoyable part of being a CNA would have to be seeing the residents faces light up when they see you and knowing you are making their day better makes your day better.
To require best support one need to provide compensation for one to be efficient at their job/task!
IT specialist (Current Employee) – Chisago City, MN – May 16, 2016
It is one of the best companies I so far have worked for.The job culture is really friendly hence, not very stressful to be around a group of people for eight hours a day. Rather, time pass quickly and things gets done easily as we have corporation as whole as a team!
excellent group of individule to mingle and get a task done!
Thank you for your review of Ecumen! We are glad you enjoyed your experience working with us.
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Former employees (Former Employee) – Omaha be – January 29, 2016
The management is horrible, they do not respect you or listen to your concerns. The activities people only invite certain residents to activities and they don't let residents voice their opinions. It's slot of drama and gossiping and not enough patient care. They let patients fall and they let staff come in late with no consequences they show favoritism between employees and they are short all the time horrible job. They also have skilled patients and are not technically assisted living.
Thank you for your review. Ecumen prides itself on providing quality care, and all employees are expected to contribute to the care of all residents. We take your comments very seriously and would appreciate further information. Please contact our third party, anonymous vendor, Ecumen Connect at 1-844-614-2498.
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Great place if your not a slacker
CNA (Current Employee) – Chisago City, MN – December 28, 2015
Let me just off by saying the person below me prolly quit and or got fired because of incompetence. The staff that work hard and deliver excellent care succeed in this facility.
There's a lot of problem with staff, not management. People like to call in or start drama brings everyone else who works hard down.
The management go above and beyond for there employees, offering great pay and incentives to pick up shifts. They cant force people to work, you wanna make the facility better, talk to those that drag it down, just dont blame management for your lack of effort.
CNA/ RA (Former Employee) – Chisago – August 18, 2015
Management was poor. There was a few staff that where friends with nurses and got away with some very unethical things. Nurses made a lot of medication errors and nothing was done about it. Management was very poor. Residents were the ones that suffered from the inconsistency and short Staffing constantly.
Thank you for your feedback. Ecumen prides itself on providing high quality care, and all employees are expected to perform their responsibilities with professionalism. We take your comments very seriously and hope you will call our Ecumen Hotline at 651-766-4397. We need more specific information to thoroughly follow up on your comments.
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very clean place to work
Nursing Assistant Registered (Former Employee) – North Branch, MN – August 11, 2015
Management was a joke. The scheduler will randomly put you on the schedule and not tell you. Then you get into trouble for it. Management seems very sneaky. I didn't trust any of them. The building is kept very clean and its up to date. Its nice that residents all have their own room and bathroom. The aides do a great job working together!
A typical night shift at this short term care unit includes vital sign checks, charting, administering pain medications, assessing bowel and bladder habits, inserting Foley's, assisting nursing assistance with residents toileting needs, stocking medication cart, monitoring fridge temps due to vaccines, calling on call if a patient's pain level is intolerable, or filing incidence reports (due to a fall). I learned that as a nurse my patient is my priority, time management is essential and never be afraid to ask for help. The hardest part of the job was that I work the overnight shift and have never done that before. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping a patient and knowing that you are making a difference especially when their vulnerable and really need good care.