I love what I do as a caregiver. I did not love the organization I was caregiving for. There is no leadership. No accountability. Grievances are swept under the rug or even out the door. Unreasonable expectations were often requested by administration. They will hire just about anyone with a pulse. Staffing was skeletal at times forcing many of us to work 12 and 16 hour shifts. I have never been around an organization that passes the buck as much as GSS.
The residents were the only part of my time there I cherished.
SUPLLY CLERK /CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – June 24, 2016
Having our morning meetings and then getting our assignments. That was fun sometimes cause somebody was always joking in the middle of our morning meetings and I have learned a lot from a lot of different people, from Doctors or Patients. My co-workers were so much fun and the hardest part of the job was when we had a lot of discharges after lunch and the most enjoyable part of the day was all day long. Laugh all day.
It was a good place to work, I learned a lot. I had two internships there where I: • Assist with serving the residents beverages at lunch • Clear dishes and cleaned dining room after lunch • Visit with residents as they arrived and left for lunch • Walk residents to and from lunch • Engage with residents during activities, including playing cards, puzzles, etc.
Spiritual culture, family oriented. Great teamwork! Very compassionate and caring co-workers
Clinical Manager (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – June 13, 2016
Review all admissions and update careplans as needed. Review screens for potential admits. Assist floor staff with admission process. Assist with training and mentoring of new staff. Supervise nursing and NAR's in all daily routines. Really great co-workers, Currently short staffed, extremely stressful trying to get shifts covered. Staff are amazing at stepping up to the plate to help out. I enjoy interacting with the residents and being a part of their lives
Environmental Services (Current Employee) – Nebraska – June 5, 2016
There is no typical day at work! I either help my staff in my areas that I am responsible for or take calls from all departments with computer issues and solve those things. The hardest part of my day is explaining my staffs mistakes and not giving them enough recognition for their successes! They are very good people! Eight our of 20 of my staff have won employee of the month out of 300 + employees! The most enjoyable part of my job is telling people to have a great day! Weather it be a resident, staff member, or a visitor! It is important to me even if I have a bad day not to pass that on to others!
Quality of life Mentor (Former Employee) – Grand Island, NE – March 18, 2016
Faced-paced work environment. The hardest part of the job was the end of life process. The most enjoyable part the job was the stories I learned about the resident's I cared for. My co-workers were great a great team to work for and we taught each other so much.
Certified Nurse Aide (Current Employee) – Loveland, CO – March 16, 2016
A typical day at work depends on if I have help, I work in the special care memory unit. I have 14 residents that I assist every other weekend. I work 12 hour shifts and if I have help then the day goes by smoother if no help is there then it is like a mad house. I have learned how to help dementia patients/residents. I have certain coworkers I enjoy working with and others not so much. The hardest part about my day is when there is no one else in the unit besides the nurse and I. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the residents smile and be in a good mood.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Hastings, NE – March 13, 2016
I came interested in working at a nursing home because I wanted to gain more experience than what I was getting at my previous job. I learned a lot about residents and their needs, especially ones with dementia or simply the unhappy ones. The most enjoyable part of my job was putting a smile on my residents faces.
Head Cook (Current Employee) – Arlington, MN 55307 – March 3, 2016
I get treated like a valued employee. The pay could be better, but I'm only a cook, I really do enjoy working with most of the people there. Very few "bad apples". Great place to work and make ends meet.
certified nurses aid (Former Employee) – Lakota, ND – February 12, 2016
i would get the elderly bathed and ready for the day and feed them and help them to the rest room and transfers etc. management wasn't the best. no communication. best part of the job was the patients weren't patients anymore... they became family :)
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – February 11, 2016
Too much work and pressure to get multiple tasks done. They added more tasks to my job after I was hired. All my managers we micromanaging. Would not let me be the manager of my department. The supervisor was very controlling and over all not a good boss or person to work for.