Beautiful facility. Top-ranked in the area. Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Skilled Rehab. 192 beds. Great, professional co-workers.
Pros: financial incentives on healthcare for non-smokers, a very approachable hr director, facility located close to my home.
Cons: need more assisted living suites, especially for couples, benefits cut b/c of the economy, and many laid off.
I do admissions, care planning, MDS, and discharge planning. I also work with families in crisis who are caring for an elderly or disabled loved one, troubleshooting and soothing. I facilitate a caregiver support group, and do mental health counseling. The growth I have experienced over the time at this workplace has been so valuable. I had never worked in this setting, and I had to learn quickly and well in order to accommodate those in skilled rehabilitation. There have been a lot of changes in administration and management within the past several months. I have learned to be malleable and work well with different personalities and values of those in charge. My co-workers are wonderful people. Most of them are willing to go an extra mile to help those in need. The hardest part of the job is seeing people lose their independence and a sense of control over their own lives. The most enjoyable part is learning from and laughing with the residents. They are indescribably interesting and each one is unique! The most rewarding part of my job is finding a path to meet the needs of someone who was at a roadblock in their life. Entitlements, a new place to live, or even something as simple as a new motorized w/c for mobility are good examples. I love my job, my field, and those with whom I have contact in the workplace.