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Reported of being Herrassed to company private phone number then once they told the person you were fired
Hospice Nurse (Former Employee), Madison Heights, MIOctober 14, 2014
Cons: no time for lunch. being placed all over different areas
Management was not a Nurse. You had no one to help you if there was a problem. The person doing the scheduling was a LPN. He would also give orders with which a RN should be doing. Things he was doing was against the Nursing regulations.
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Worst place I have ever worked at.
Nurse (Former Employee), Longmont, ColoradoOctober 5, 2014
Pros: great hr people in troy mi
Cons: management
This by far is the worst company that I have ever worked for. Management makes you feel welcome one day then the next your head is on the chopping block. Favoritism, bullying and a negative attitude from management prevents this company from growing and striving. Scare tatics used to get employes to do what they want. Senior management and corporate – more... are blind or do not want to see/admit that these things are going on. The patients and their families on the other hand are wonderful but it is ot fair to them when their nurses and other staff is ever changing due to poor management. For a brand new company here in Longmont they will not last too long at the rate their going unless management changes. – less
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My work environment is positive and loving
Home Health Aide (Current Employee), Batesville, MSSeptember 18, 2014
I have joy coming to work everyday. I feel the positive energy and since I am a positive person, my day goes great.What I have learned is that I am a loving and caring person and I take my job very seriously. I put my all in every job I have, especially working with the elderly. What I enjoy about my job.....everything!!!!
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Sinking Ship former nurse case manager
Nurse (Former Employee), Cincinnati OhSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: patients
Cons: grace hospice the whole company
Management is horrible this company is operated by inexperience non-professionals! When an employee express how they feel disciplinary action follows. Corporate and management will walk pass you in office and not say a word! No teamwork hostile work environment. Social worker and chaplain think they are nurses and doctors stay clear I can go on and – more... on paperwork horrific on call hours demanding not fair – less
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GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Moraine, OHJuly 15, 2014
Pros: caring people to work for
Cons: i dont have any cons at this time
THE STAFF IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ATOMSHERE IS WONDERFUL.
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Educational workpalce
STNA (Former Employee), Columbus, OHMay 18, 2014
Pros: benifits
I learned a lot on how to take care of a patient and how NOT to care for a patient. I enjoyed the time I spent there, and the people I worked with never let me fail in my duties as an aide. I enjoyed the laughter and the smiles of the patients I cared for.
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DCS position in Ann Arbor
Director of Clinical Services (Former Employee), Ann Arbor, MIMay 13, 2014
Pros: learn much about how not to manage people.
Cons: see above.
Very toxic culture which relies more on disciplinary (coaching) sessions than empowerment. If you interview, please ask some important questions - what is their retention rate for experienced hospice nurses, if they are asking for a BSN or Masters ask what education their administrator has, if they have a dedicated on call after hours team and how many, – more... how many experienced (over 2-4 years) hospice nurses do they employ, how much nursing experience overall does the administrator have.
The benefits are also way behind the times. No EMR, all paperwork. Ask why the position reports to Troy if it's listed as Ann Arbor - are there deficiencies and trouble with the state? – less

May 22, 2014

Extremely helpful - saved me a lot of time and trouble, thank you!

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FUN WORKPLACE
C.N.A. COORDINATOR (Current Employee), Plano, TXFebruary 19, 2014
GOOD PLACE TO WORK,KIND CO-WORKER,STAFF FRIENDLY,WORK GREAT HOURS,COMMUTE NOT FAR
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Excellent
Case Manager/Translator (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: great atmosphere, great management, great co-workers
Ambiance is great from the time you walk in to interview. Management communication with employees is outstanding.
Unfortunately this was just a short employ, but in this short period I met some wonderful co-workers and patients.
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Excellent place to learn what Hospice is all about.
Hospice Case Manager (Former Employee), Bay City, MIFebruary 5, 2014
Started every workday with conference call to update the team with changes or updates on patients as needed. Scheduled 4-8 patients per day sometimes working into the late evening. On-call after business hours and weekends divided among the case managers by the case managers. Co-workers were excellent at supporting other team members at every step of – more... the job no matter the hour of day. Disease process, symptom management, and prognosis varied with each patient and were shared with each of the team members to keep everyone informed of the expectations of the case manager and families. Management changed during employment so I was able to see different styles and I enjoyed learning from both of them. Experience is hard to measure but no one at Grace held back from helping each other with the knowledge they had gained in the field. Death and the dying process were not the hardest part of the job but were learned with fervor and respect. I very much enjoyed helping families to prepare for and cope with the loss of their loved one and providing whatever support at had in my capacity to give. Being on-call was the most difficult part of the job for myself. Never knowing who may call or what they may need while trying to get an adequate amount of sleep following a rough day or preceding an expectedly rough day was wearing on me and my ability to do the job to my own satisfaction. – less
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This has giving me a chance for a new opportunity............
Hospice / Palative Social Worker (Current Employee), 1700 Temple Ave. Los Angeles, Calif.January 30, 2014
Pros: the great management here recognized my vast experience....
Cons: as to date, there has not been any draw backs to my work here.
My work experience at Grace Hospice has given me a unique opportunity to assist patients/Families , complete assessments, helping to prepare them for their final journey in life. I have also been given the chance to be a field instructor, for the University of Southern California, School of Social Work, One day a week my teaching skill are used and – more... this has been a wonderful experience. Working with a team that values you judgement is a part of being a team, but it is a wonderful feeling. My student is also a great asset to the team. All of the staff here, including the physicians, are caring ,giving individuals. – less
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Passionate group of clinicians
Business Development Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, OhioJanuary 28, 2014
Grace Hospice has a very dedicated group of field clinicians. Work with families in difficult times very well. Being a part of their team is a pleasure, they are willing to help everyone in the process.
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Great co-workers
Case Manager (Current Employee), Tempe,AZJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: meeting new customers daily
Cons: no benefits
Driving, driving and more driving..never knew what kind of situation you would be getting into ..I learned alot about death and dying but also.. living until you die.....my co-workers are great and a wonderful support...very emotional days at times...loved all the patients ..management was unstable..
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I really loved this job.
CNA (Former Employee), Flint, MIJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: some of the drives were long.
i would perform daily visits to my hospice patients, i loved the care i was providing as well as the family's. daily i would see 5-7 patients with average visits ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours. all of my nurses were excellent as well as the office staff.The hardest part of this job was loosing my patients, even though its expected, you become attached – more... to your patients. I learned how to work on my own with my own schedule. how to manage my time as well as how to get to many places . – less
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Political 'clickish' work environment.
Employee (Former Employee), United StatesDecember 30, 2013
The organization is small from a local prospective and has a large corporate structure that provides services in many states. In terms of clinical performance - Grace functions with amazing care and compassion.

Employee satisfaction and longevity help with the pursuit of ultimate business success and customer satisfaction, however, there is a high – more... turnover rate and little in place to change this culture of employee expendability (replace v. develop). Professional values held in high regard, for me, were no longer available with this organization after a corporate leadership restructuring. Unprofessional communications in public forums about confidential HR topics were previlent among corporate officials which made it difficult to have success in day to day operations and confidence in corporate "support." In a very short period under the new reign, obvious and targeted efforts lead to the separation of several who had worked under former leadership.

With positive evolution, it is hoped that these issues will be overcome and employees will have a rewarding and professionally enhancing experience while they achieve goals in a legitimately supportive and mutually respectful environment. Front line opportunities to participate in developing solution ideas and to offer feedback about tools, policies and procedures will also lend to an improved work environment. The Mission of Grace is worthy and with the right dynamic, honesty, trust and support, the employees will realize the solid foundation that leads to employee satisfaction, exceptional bed side service and a florishing business. – less
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Family business ran by family
Case Manager (Former Employee), Kansas City, MODecember 20, 2013
Pros: gettiing to know the families so quickly
Cons: micro managing
Typical day was seeing the patients that were in a crisis and then trying to schedule seeing all your patients 2-3 times a week
What I take from hospice is seeing families coming together at the end and the love they showed. On a nurses end it was learning all the end stage disease process.
Co-workers - very close group. We stick together because of – more... the nature of our job. Talking with one another was one of our stress relievers.
Hardest part of the job - A difficult death. We all try for the peaceful death, but sometimes it doesn't work that way.
The most enjoyable was being able to walk into a family and they take you in like one of the family so quickly.
Management - family owned. micromanaged. If you like micromanagement then its okay – less
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A good, young company
Case Manager (Current Employee), MichiganDecember 8, 2013
Pros: great people, timely job feedback
Cons: educational expenses are largely out-of-pocket
As a relatively young company, the positives and negatives are about what you would expect. Your working experience can vary considerably from office to office, but the company is small enough to adapt quickly as issues are identified. If a particular office is seen to have strengths in a given area, staff will be sent to that office to train. Management – more... does strive to support staff interests, but can place the financial burden of professional betterment on the shoulders of the employees. As each Grace Hospice location is affiliated with a Visiting Physicians location, case managers have a much better ability to form a good rapport with attending physicians. Promotions vary wildly depending on your skill sets and position. E.g., nurses gifted at case management will likely stay in a case management position, whereas people with a knack for marketing and customer relations may be promoted to a different area. – less
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Very supportive and team oriented company
LPN, Clinical Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Tempe, ArizonaNovember 17, 2013
Pros: we have quarterly all staff meetings, monthly nurse meetings, they acknowledge nurses and c.n.a week and hospice month. we have a christmas party each year.
Cons: medical coverage is expensive, changes with medicare and hospice has really affected hospices throughout the united states.
My day consists of managing the C.N.A's and assigning them new patients, keeping their workload balanced and manageable, and educating them on documentation on our computer system. I assist the field staff in ordering medications, setting up transport for patients needing immediate care in one of our contracted facilities for symptom management, and – more... triaging phone calls that come directly to our office. I have learned how to audit charts, and keeping track of visit frequencies being met as mandated by medicare, and how to prioritize assignments. Management has always had an open door policy and is always eager to assist when I have exhausted my resources in finding a solution to a dilemma I may have. They have expressed their support in my decisions when working with the home health aids and have the utmost confidence in my aiding them when any difficult situation may arise. I make it a priority in communicating and informing them of what the situation is at hand. I am comfortable with communicating with management if any concerns may come up. I also like to acknowledge the hard and unending support the home health aids give me in order for all of our jobs to run smoothly. My co-workers are very tight knit and are more than happy to assist in any way. They always express how much my support to them is rewarding and they like that I send out emails and speak to them with caring words. I have been here at Grace Hospice three and a half years and have been nominated employee of the month once each year. The hardest part of the job is when we get a family that really could have benefited from our services but found out too late or were very hesitant in allowing us to come into their lives and help them through such a very difficult time. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you hear in a person's voice or see it in their eyes the gratitude for giving them the education and confidence to take care of someone on Hospice. Whether it is the family, caregiver, friend, or even a co-worker whose life I have made a difference, really makes me feel a part of something very special. – less
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Great place to work and staff who truly care about the quality of life for patients and families
Social Worker/Bereavement Coordinator (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MINovember 10, 2013
Working at Grace Hospice has been very rewarding so far because management are very authentic and easy to get along with, which makes the workplace atmosphere a fun place to be. The average day consists of contacting patients and their families to set up home visits or calling their residences if they live in ALF of LTCF and making arrangements to visit – more... them for a social work visit. Sometimes, a patient or family member may need assistance with a community resource such as information about a Veteran's benefit, assistance with filling out a Medicaid application, or just someone to come and spend time with them because having a loved one be very ill is very emotionally taxing for most people. My favorite part of my job involves being able to connect patients and families with necessary resources they need to enhance their lives and being there for them emotionally as the patient continues to physically decline. – less
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No company to work for!!
mid level managment (Former Employee), OhioNovember 8, 2013
Cons: hostile work environment on management level, panic mode
Un-experienced Senior Management made some major mistakes this year. Favoritism, bullying and negativity prevents this organization from growing and surviving. Staff on all levels is leaving frustrated, disillusioned and hurt. Scare tactics are used by Regional Management and Senior Management is paralyzed and does not communicate and listen to warning – more... from staff.
Stay away - this ship is sinking fast !!! – less

About GRACE HOSPICE

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients – Read more