Medication Aide/CNA (Current Employee), Moscow, ID – December 17, 2014
Pros: residents, facility
Cons: everything else
The co-workers, for the most part, are not team minded and are bitter. Whereas the residents are great and the facility is nice it is extremely hard to work there because of the people who manage you and because of the co-workers. The pay is not what you deserve for the work you do.
LPN/Staff Development Coordinator/QAPI Coordinator (Current Employee), Jeffersontown, KY – December 7, 2014
Typical work day is busy. Different staff needs throughout the day; orientation, computer workings, assessing education needs, working with administration continuously, conduct and lead quality assurance performance improvement.
I learned how to approach and deal with different staff members according to culture and work ethics; including administration – more... and floor workers (dietary, nursing, environmental services).
hardest part of job is encouraging management as well as all floor staff to do what Corporate policy/procedure entails.
Getting people to do the things that they are required to do is the most enjoyable part of the job – less
Nursing Assistant Clinicals (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – December 2, 2014
Completed my clinicals here for my certified nurse aide course with Anamarc College in El Paso, Texas. Here I practiced all the skills I learned in class and met some wonderful and beautiful residents with beautiful and interesting life stories. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and talking to the elderly, who I feel have so much wisdom – more... and life experience to learn from. – less
Work was like a second home. I enjoyed all the residents I worked with and they became like family to me. I would clock in and spend my day caring for anyone that needed help. When it was time to eat I would help bring all the residents to the dinning room, serve them their meal and for those who were unable to feed themselves I would assist them in – more... eating. I would help assist to bathroom and bathing. Change linen and undress and redress the residents. The other staff members were also like family, we were a team and would always help each other. – less
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Regional Operations Secretary (Former Employee), Sioux Falls, SD – November 14, 2014
I have thoroughly enjoyed working at The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. Our dedication to mission and ministry of nation's elderly is inspirational. I have been fortunate to grown both professionally and personally while working at the Good Samaritan Society
Current Housekeeping (Current Employee), Water Valley in Windsor, CO – November 14, 2014
Cons: bad careless management
Enjoy cleaning anywhere in building but strict limited schedule time of cleaning apartment.
Supervisor uses me for cleaning all the times while she texts too much especially Facebook during being on the clock. She spends more than one hour in one apartment while she s personally on her cell a lot.
I had a great time working at the Good Samaritan Society. I usually worked the morning shift, which consisted of getting the residents up for breakfast, feeding them as needed, doing para cares, and charting.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Silverton, ID – September 4, 2014
Pros: free dinners on evening shift, some downtime during shift
Cons: not flexible with schedules concerning school etc...
A typical day at work included starting shift right after reports. Very short staffed so you were always kept busy. Co-workers were off and on, some were great team members others were not. Management was short-staffed so they were almost always behind schedule. Most enjoyable part of the job was the one on one spent with the residents.
This was my first nursing home job as a CNA and I was thoroughly impressed with the high standards the facility held towards the residents and work ethics. The director of nursing and management were very professional and worked with you in everything you needed help with. The nursing staff I worked with were amazing. The only problem I found when I – more... started working for this company were some of the employees thinking they were better than you. Of course every company is going to have those kind of employees, but I never let it affect me. I was there to do what I loved to do to help assist the elderly and also to provide for my family. The hardest part of the job was making sure that everyone was safe. Usually there were only two CNA's out on the floor on NOC shift so it was very had to keep an eye on 13 to 20 residents. The most enjoyable part of my job was giving my all and time for the residents. It was a very rewarding feeling for me because I know I am there to help them at a time in their life when they need help the most. – less
CNA (Current Employee), Atwood, KS – July 29, 2014
Pros: able to work any shift that works great with your at home schedule
Cons: short breaks
My day working on a 2200-0600 shift (currently) is we usually do chores which consist of changing out hand towels, vitals signs being taking, and new water pitchers taken in to residents room. We will occasionally be putting a few residents to bed. I have learned in the past 5 years that some shifts do not get along at all but team work is always in – more... the works no matter what shift you are on. My coworkers are always hard at work and usually keeping a close eye on what is new on residents. The hardest part of my job is dealing with the elderly passing for I have gotten attached to them as well as their families and it is so hard to see their families going through such a hard time. The most enjoyable part of my job is changing the lives of residents. Reassuring the residents that their lives are in excellent hands as I take care of them on a daily basis. – less