I learned a lot from being a housekeep especially when it came on to different chemical
House Keeping (Former Employee), Silver Spring, MD – February 5, 2014
I learned a lot about chemical, my work day was great, my co workers was the best they helped me out a whole lot as well, the hardest part of my job was going into the patience room who was real sick and seeing them in bed I was sad that's why I became a CNA/Medical Assistant cause I enjoy helping people that can't help them self
Staff there is great, Like you have a second family, Very compassionate
Staffing Coordinator / Medical Record Clerk (Current Employee), Wilmette, IL – January 31, 2014
Pros: great prizes for holiday
Cons: healthcare insurance too high
Review schedule of previous day to check for any call off for nusring staff. Review schedule to be sure of no call off for that day Find staffing for weekend coverage Verify that all doctors orders in patients charts are signed and dated, If no signature, will gather all the ones without signature to mail out for return to complete patients charts Thin – more... charts according to facilty guideline The hardest part about this job was getting staff to cover a shift if someone call off Receiving doctors signature to return in the mail for patients charts was taking too long, Especially after the patient has been discharged – less
Administrative Services Assistant (Former Employee), Yardley, PA – January 27, 2014
Pros: less than a mile from my home.
Cons: saying goodbye to the elderly residents and their families
This was a lock down facility for the safety of its residents. I greeted all visitors and directed them when necessary. I answered and fielded all calls. Family members were often distraught after seeing their loved ones, comforting them was a hard part of my job. I enjoyed listening with compassion and helping the best way I could.
Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA) (Current Employee), King of Prussia, PA – January 26, 2014
Pros: learning a skill and having a job
Cons: is lying to employees about their wages upon hiring
HCR ManorCare is a unorganized place to work,you never know what you're walking into once you are on the clock short staff(CNA's)non caring NURSES(LPN's and RN's) who most time don't know how to speak to CNA's co-workers ,Administration most of them turn their nose up toward you(the lower man)they don't try to accomodate employees with meals at a discount – more... price knowing there isn't any stores close by,cold/snowy days knowing employees walk up a hill 3-5 blocks long after getting off the bus Administration is so unthoughtful with allowing the van to pick up employees Most complaint on the job which make our work(CNA's)hard is being short staff and most of all uncaring and professional to staffing who help keep this place together You really wouldn't want to work here long term – less
Chef Supervisor/Stock And Clean (Former Employee), Westmont, IL – January 25, 2014
Pros: free food
every day you must be on time because they serve on time if not you have a lot of unhappy residents to deal with. Management treats fine but expect the most all the time. The hardest part of the job is satisfying each and every resident but the they are the most enjoyable part getting to know the different people.
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – January 15, 2014
Pros: enjoyment of the converstaions you have with the patients
Cons: that you are sometimes short of help and can't give the patients the attention they deserve.
There is no typical day in a skilled facility you never know what the day may bring. But to be able to work worth the elderly in this job. As they look up to us to help them with there need we look up to them as well to always be sure that they are comfortable and there accomadations are met. There is never a dull moment in the skilled facility.
Nurse (Former Employee), Pottsville, PA – January 15, 2014
Cons: horrible regional and corporate management
There is no Corporate support. You are put in situations and do the best you can. And then afterwards, Corporate tells you that it isn't good enough. I would NEVER recommend a job at HCR ManorCare, especially in Northeast Pennsylvania.
I loved the nursing team that I was very fortunate to work with, there's nothing better than being surrounded with others who have the same motives of health and safety as yourself. The hardest part working there was finding a parking spot, but smooth sailing once you're in the building. The patients and co-workers were always a joy to be around and – more... work with. – less
A typical day at work either evening or night shifting. I learned to taking care the residents in safety way giving them attention of what they need for assistant,precaution control , communication of the residents especially in dementia, learned using the mechanical left and standing left for total residents.know how to making report in using EMAR – more... for my residents for their transferring,toileting, how much food intake, water intake,snacks,getting their vital signs such as respiration,blood pressure, pulse, SPO2 , weighing my residents using the mechanical left. I know how to manage my time especially taking care 16 residents at night and 12 at evening time giving them time the equally cared of my residents. I do my tasked of what my nurse requested of my practice as an nursing assistant.Team work is my best assets. – less
middle management (Former Employee), Central Virginia – January 11, 2014
Pros: caring team of dedicated professional care given to patients is exceptional
Cons: not focused on hospice in corporate. not modernised
I watched 9 adminitrators in 5 offices, 3 regional directors, 4 regional hospice consultants, and numerous directors of professional services pushed out in 5 years. Upper management divisional are so pushed for numbers and profits that the stress trickels down to an unmanageable level. As long as you are making your operating income set by unrealistic – more... numbers and not based on anything that represents the culture of the marketplace, you are left alone. Lack of formalized and standardized training and orientation leaves staff frustrated, with little support from corporate. Offices are forced to operate with to the bones staffing so when one person leaves there is literally no one to do their work, causing a rush to push new staff out before they may be ready. The people on the ground love their patients and what they do and that shows in their dedication; but lack of support for operations makes me feel this company is not as supportive of their Hospice division as they are for their SNF's. They are the only company in the area to not have computers or smart phones for the staff to communicate. With no ability to text, access to e-mail, or access to any modern electronics the staff is left with conditions similiar to those I worked with back in the 1990's. Unfortunately Medicare changed the rules in 2008 making the way Heartland does business antiquated. – less
Cons: don's and administrators changed every six months or less.
I was a salaried employee, I worked the nurses shifts more than twice a week in order to keep agency out of the building, I was not compensated for this nor was I given any time off. I did the job of two people for more than two years because the DON told me the other position was eliminated when in fact it was not. I was earning less than the LPN's. – more... The RN that took my position earned 40.00/hour. I made 26.00/hr. Greedy liars. That is HCR Manorcare. – less
Overwork, zero compassion for employee, poor management
CNA (Former Employee), Columbia, SC – January 9, 2014
My experience with this particular place wasn't the worst bt it was FAR from the best. It's too much work for a very small amount of money, they ALWAYS ran out of supplies, &the teamwork was poor, not enough staffing, they have zero compassion for the employee &continously deny any request you have, management is poor certain people in their position – more... need to resign. Did I forget to mention they have no compassion mainly for the CNA's... The only thing I really enjoyed was seein my residents ever day ! – less