It is. And if you choose to work here, you can expect to multiply that by 10.
If there's one good thing I could say, it's that they have an incredibly caring staff of nurses, RAs, dietary aides, and housekeepers, who truly care about the well being of the people who've made Kingston their permanent home. It even comes down to remembering that a resident prefers their bed made a certain way, or the way they like their coffee prepared.
While I worked here, I can absolutely say that the nursing staff always provided excellent care to residents and tried their best to work as a team, but working with half of the amount of appropriate resident assistants, staying over to cover absences, for such little pay, gets pretty old. Especially when it's so obviously unappreciated by an upper management that doesn't even comprehend how back-breaking the work is during an 8-hour shift, let alone 12. Sometimes several RAs had to stay into the next shift, and the D.O.N. wouldn't even come out of their office to pass on a simple "thank you", or offer help for that matter. The residents were always extremely appreciative, but it only went so far when it becomes a constant, unending issue. I never saw a single person offered a merit-based raise, and some of the RAs and nurses spent more time at Kingston than at home with their own families.
Overall, I would not recommend working here. Working with the residents was extremely rewarding, and I will never forget what I learned while there or the wonderful co-workers that I formed bonds with. However, the overbearing stress of the job, deplorable work conditions, incredibly poor management, and physical sickness that overcame me during the drive to work every day was not worth $9/hr. That said, I would strongly recommend seeking employment elsewhere.