LPN (Former Employee), Raynham, MA – April 13, 2013
Pros: clean, well stocked, professional.
Cons: stressful environment, heavy patient load.
I was a Licensed Nurse here for 2 years. They expected MUCH, but paid well and had decent benefits. I agree with whoever said it was very clean, and I also have to add that you were never scrounging for supplies. HEAVY, stressful patient load with some unnecessary tasks to perform while working here, IMO. Like the title says, not too bad - but if you – more... are looking for a laid back, stress free environment, look somewhere else. – less
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee), Omaha, NE – April 11, 2013
Pros: commute time was good, i developed some close relationships with a few of my co-workers, i enjoyed taking care of the residents that were in my care and they enjoyed me taking care of them.
Cons: worked very hard at night to make sure everything was ready for the day shift.
I worked the overnite shift. It was hard for me to gain the trust of some of my co-workers. I was held responsible for everything that went right and wrong, mostly the latter. I did not have the support from mangement like I thought I would. I felt like everynight I worked I was on pins and needles. The DON at that time was not a very nice person. I – more... did however, enjoyed the resident I took care of and they enjoyed me taking care of them individually. I did learn a lot from the seasoned nurses that worked their at that time, they took the time to explain things to me; the younger nurses did not seem to care and would set me up for failure. I understand now they have a new DON that is very caring, concerned regarding her nursing staff. – less
Director of Nursing/ADOD/SDC (Former Employee), Kansas City, KS – February 27, 2013
Pros: birthday card
Cons: lack of team work, no pay increase when promised verbally
Meetings after meetings and not enough time to spend with the residents of families. I learned a lot about State regulations, leadership. I later learned in management we must all be on the same page. Management need to discuss in private the best plans for the resident and not during a care plan meeting and everybody is assuming what the resident may – more... need, I realize now you must delegate and not try to do everything alone, because when you do your best co-worker will stop during their best, The hardest part was giving a 100% and still felt like you could have done more and terminating workers was also hard. The most enjoyable moment was when your resident was happy to see you and welcome you with a smile and a hug and completing. – less
CNA (Current Employee), Orlando, FL – January 6, 2013
Pros: the facility always treat you well
The most enjoyable part about my job is that i am able to help patients in need. All my co-workers treat me very good, and we work together very well. The hardest part about my job is when our residents pass away, because you loved them and took care of them as if they were your family.
Activity Assistant (Former Employee), Federal Way, WA – December 7, 2012
Pros: we had so many free food activities
I worked with mostly senior residents. Most loving part of the job was to carry out fun and adventure activities of the residents.Management was good and helpful. The most enjoyble part was the fun outings.
•a typical day at work: 40 hours a week •what you learned: how to work with elder •management: none •your co-workers: friendly •the hardest part of the job: caring for elder •the most enjoyable part of the job: working with and caring for elder
Filing Assistant (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – August 30, 2012
I worked at life care as a volunteer file clerk. I organizes documents and files of employees working for the company. I also did a bit of data entry. I loved the job but i didn't want to do it for free.
12hr shifts is one continuous med. pass and have to stay after 12 hrs to chart due to heavy work load. What I learned there , had a lot of experience . Management was fair. Good co-workers. The hardest part of the job was too many patients and not enough time to do the work . The most enjoyable part of the job, again the residents.
I work housekeeping so its just a lot of cleaning and helping others at work. Skills you learn on the job, if you go by them in your everyday life u will always have a clean house. Management is very lenient, easy to get along with, sane as co- workers. The hardest part of the job is watching a patient pass. The most enjoyable thing on the job would – more... be the on the job fun activates that Managers surprise u with, and the pay check. – less