RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 3, 2017
It's been a while since I've worked there. I remember very nice coworkers and supervisors, but too many cooks in the kitchen. It was a small company and if a call came in about something the case manager could take care of, suddenly there were five people involved, all getting stressed out about it. I remember asking them to just call me if anything needed done. it would be done much more quickly and with fewer perceived pieces of the sky falling.
Training was good. My boss at the time was unapproachable and hard to communicate with. She would hide behind her phone and have her office door closed. One of the worst bosses I've worked for. Needless to say she didn't stay there long.
The company mission was good and they were very responsive in providing quality care and compassion for the people they served. The employees were great to work with.
Upper management was unapproachable. There was no opportunity for growth or advancement. Bonuses were punitive. I liked that bonuses were based on individual achievement as I almost always hit my monthly bonuses but then they would raise the quota until it was virtually unattainable, which as a sales person, you loose your enthusiasm and drive to reach your goals.
RN Care Coordinator/Case Manager (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – February 2, 2017
Caseload increasing due to management/corporate refusing to hire new nurses when one leaves. Field nurses required to make 5 nurse visit daily. Documentation is due within 2 hrs of visit. It is difficult to have a balanced work/family life that is why I am leaving. Company culture is centered around nurses throwing eachother under the bus daily.
HHA/CNA (Current Employee) – Sun City Center, FL – October 25, 2016
its a very nice place to work though like most places it could be better.i don;t feel appreciated via management.its very good experience for me.for the most part I enjoy my job,and caring for my patients on their last days...I always put myself in their shoes and try to make their last days more enjoyable,peaceful
close to home
at times when low census i get cancelled and have to use own pto to get paid
They make you feel like you always need to always have one foot out the door
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 19, 2016
Very stressful place to work. The company demands visit quotas and will constantly warn you about working in a timely manor. Very cost driven company that puts all the pressure on the backs of the people who actually see the patients. Management is always bringing warnings down to the workers in the form of nasty e-mails or written policy changes. The coworkers are just as stressed and are backbiting and charging blame to other coworkers to management. No one ever seems to have enough time and their demands continue to increase.The hardest part of the job is meeting the demands of upper management. They don't seem to take into account problems that arise with some patients.They don't care about traffic issues.Some of the doctors are mean and rude. They don't say it but they do expect you to work off the clock to get things done. Probably why nurses are salary and not hourly. Aside from the negative work environment. These people need us, and when you get through the day if some one was helped then you feel like you did something right for humanity.
Awesome place to work not your typical job, it is truly a calling not your everyday job. This is a job where there is constant change and you must be able to multi task to keep up with the fast flow. There are daily challenges when speaking with patients and families. It is very common the get the first phone call from someone that has just been told either they or their loved ones have a very poor prognosis. The hardest part of being a patient access associate is when you get a referral that is a baby or a young child, one can only imagine how crushed the parents must feel. The team I work with is a very close knit team and we work as one unit. We are there for each other and help each other through the difficult phone calls. When I leave the office in the evening as long as I know I have touched at least one patient or families heart and have made the difference in their day that is what matters to me.
Helping the community
Knowing there are so many terminal folks in the community
Pool Secretary (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – October 24, 2015
I feel lucky to have been hired at LifePath. The people here really pull together in the face of last-minute schedule changes, personnel changes and/or shortages, etc. I have learned (and continue to learn) quite a bit about keeping medical records up-to-date and getting answers for anxious clients who are inevitably going through a difficult period in their lives. It is probably the most rewarding job I have ever had.
A concerned staff of clinical/clerical personnel that provide excellent service/care
RN (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – May 14, 2015
Staff of clinical and clerical staff that are very concerned about the welfare of the patients they care for. I learned the time and dedication required to care for patients whose life expectancy is limited and to also care for the family members closest to that patient. I learned how to best care for these patients from nurses who had been in this field for several years. The hardest part of the job is to maintain a professional attitude despite seeing the pain a family member is experiencing. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing/interacting with the patient's. They touched my life and I will never forget them.
LPN/ Continuous Care (Former Employee) – Temple Terrace, FL – October 21, 2014
Pleasant, and informative work place. you are your own boss most of the time. Bringing a fresh outlook to families in need. Hardest part of the job is realism. The open fact that your patients are actually terminal.
LPN/GN Inpatient Care (Former Employee) – Sun City Center, FL – August 27, 2014
This was a mentally stressful position but such a rewarding one. My worst day was I started with 8 patients at the beginning of my shift and I ended with 2. The best day was when a family member who was a man of few words came to me and told me that his mothers last days were blessed because I was there.
I started volunteering with Hospice at the beginning of the summer and I enjoy it very much. All the employees that I've meet or have worked with love what they do and are really nice. Patients and family members that I've had the pleasure of getting to know also feel the same about Hospice and feel that it is a great support system.
When I make home visits to patients, I provide companionship to the patient and respite to the caregiver. Some of my patients enjoy talking, while others enjoy playing cards. Other patients are limited in their communication and may sleep during my visit. In these situations caregivers are able to leave to run errands or even go for a walk to take some time for themselves which they normally can't.
A typical day for me when volunteering in the office is to hand in my visitation notes of the week to my volunteer coordinator, followed by making phone calls to patients to check if they have all the medication and/or the supplies they might need for the weekend. After finishing with the phone calls, I turn in the patients requested needs to the secretary, who then makes sure the needs are met. When the needs are taken care of I finish my day in the office with filing and organizing nurses' notes of their patients for the week.
The hardest part about volunteering with Hospice is when a patient passes away. Even knowing that the relationships you build with these patients are limited, it is very rewarding to know that being apart of Hospice allows me to bring comfort and happiness in the final days a people's lives. I have always known thatmore... I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and volunteering for Hospice has ensured my passion.less