LPN Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – February 4, 2017
I learned that things and people were constantly changing. Hardest part of the job was doing all the paperwork and getting the new residents settled in along with having to do your medpass. Co-workers and residents are great to work with! Working weekends are much easier than during the week due to less interruptions. Nurses are expected to have all paperwork and charting done by the end of their shift, granted, regardless of interruptions or happenings during the day and being understaffed. Too much gossiping/rumors go on. Some management welcome ideas by staff members when asked, and others act as if it is a crime that the staff nurses or cna's have opinions.Nurses lunch breaks are always interrupted. Otherwise it is a good place overall.
Fun activities, co-workers, residents, some management
interrupted breaks, too much gossiping/rumors, under staffed
LPN (Former Employee) – Penfield, NY – January 25, 2017
You have the potential to gain a lot of experience here. They have acutely ill and chronically ill patients both young and old. You will gain PEG/GT experience, IV experience, Trach care and Vent patients.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – December 12, 2016
I worked for this company for 1 year, and things were going okay while I was a CNA on the floor. However, once I went into the Shower Room to start working with residents on their bathing, I could never get the help that I needed, which was very difficult for me to perform my job all by myself as I needed the extra help with heavy lifting. I tried for atleast 5 months to get my management staff to get me someone to help me, however they never seemed to have enough people on hand, so after hurting my back I gave up and decided to get out of the nursing field.
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Current Employee) – Webster, NY – December 8, 2016
Hill Haven is a decent place to work overall. They have their pro's and cons as with any nursing facility. They are frequently short-staffed but many attempts to accommodate CNA's are made. I enjoy the staff I work with, the people are pretty friendly. The residents are pleasant for the most part, but due to hospital overflow they have many patients that don't necessarily need a skilled nursing facility but remain as patients there and don't fit in with the overall culture....kind of like RGH's dumping ground. The upper management is very easy going and approachable... there is lots of overtime available on any given day. The pay could be better and more competitive with the rates of other area facilities and the benefits could be more affordable, but overall an ok place to work.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – November 28, 2016
CNA to patient ratio never fair or equal. Never enough staff to accommodate. Usually night shift consists of 1 nurse (lpn) to 2 CNAs. Even with maximum beds there wasn't ever enough staff. Patients sometimes have to go without adequate care. Staff has to prioritize.
RN (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – August 2, 2016
A typical day includes passing of medications, assisting the aides, restocking the med cart and the patient rooms and any other duties that need to be done. I have learned that multitasking is essential. My co-workers are the best, but communication is key. The hardest part of the job is keeping on top of the admissions and discharges as there are many each day. Enjoy working with the elderly and watching them improve enough to go home.
CNA (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – June 6, 2016
I really enjoyed working at Hill Haven. Sometimes they can be short staffed, but that is not their fault because of the lack of availability of CNA's in the area. Overall though working there it felt like the workers were family.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Webster NY – November 16, 2013
Nursing homes are to be view and operated as a "home" for those that live there, and that’s what we do. We assure that all the residents are treated with the most up most respect and dignity. A typical day at Hill Haven is full of smiles and adventures for all that work there. Team members are owners and maintain the facility as a home not an institution. The management team are also very much involved in the daily care of all residents, from day trips to just a casual conversation. The most enjoyable part of my job is the great stories I hear from our residents and knowing that I make a difference in their lives.
LPN (Current Employee) – Webster, NY – August 5, 2013
I pass meds,do wound care, communicate with patients and their families, other staff members and supervisors.Take off orders.This is a complex care unit,fast and busy unit.Trach patents,cardic,post-op ortho. behavior/dementia patients.. cpr certified .peritoneal certified.
Food Service Associate (Current Employee) – Webster, NY – March 24, 2013
The management at Hill Haven Nursing Home are without a shadow of a doubt the best group of individuals I have had the privilege of working with. They are understanding, patient, and they make certain that everyone works in a safe environment.
excellent co-workers, breaks before work begins, resident satasfaction
healthcare, illnesses with residents, physical examinations
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – July 25, 2012
Always smelled. Too many residents assigned to each CNA. Hard to keep attention anywhere. No Sera lifts, so had to do some heavy lifting. Always moving to get done with tasks. Vital signs taken manually - took forever. Management was not friendly and always made you very nervous. I enjoyed most of my co-workers. I learned how to be a great CNA. Hardest part of the job was tracking down the multitude of dementia patients to make sure they were safe and doing alright. Every once in awhile, you'd get a real sweet resident that you connected with and that was great.