CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Apple Rehab – January 9, 2019
Employers at the administration office at Apple Rehab Watertown are incompetent. They don’t know how to manage a health care facility. They don’t know how to treat employees. Employees can barely take break. They never have enough staffs to provide care to the patients. They treat CNA’s as machin. Those people at the administration office don’t know what they’re doing. They need to go.
If I could give this place a rating it would be no stars. By far the worst place you could ever work. It’s not enough to say administration is lousy, corporate could care less either. I was there a few months and went through a administrator and dns that could care less to an even worse administrator and dns that could care even less. The only pros are the patients and the wonderful aides and other nurses who did the right think for the right. Being a DNS myself I could never see treating my staff like the animals that Apple does. They think I’m census and not acuity and this company has no understanding of what it is like to work in the people business. Truly I’m surprised the state has not closed the doors on Apple facilities. I would never let my family rehab in one of these places. Take my advice and run. Oh and what they pay there staff is disgusting.
Patients and the committed staff that cares for them
Anything higher than the front line staff including corporate
I like my coworkers and the residents st this job. They let me pick up my 40 hours everyweek...plus people always smiling in the hallways. There was lots of turnover with management but the new people seem good and they listen. I have worked here for 3 years and the schedule used to be bad, always short staff and begging people to work last minute. Is not perfect now but seems like is getting better. They do good staff education here... Also someone said they don’t get raises but I did get raises. I know people who work other places and Apple has the best rates for cnas.
CNA (Former Employee) – Chester, CT – November 6, 2018
I worked at Chesterfields for a few years before i moved away for school. The best part was spending time with the residents everyday. It's a small building so it was easy to get to know everybody well. I had fun working there and I would recommend it to anyone to apply.
I am a new grad nurse and work at Coccomo in Meriden. As a new grad they offered me floor orientation and classes led by department heads to help us learn more about the processes and policies in the building. The staff have all been very helpful and I'm glad I took a chance here as my first job out of school.
CNA (Current Employee) – Meriden, CT – November 6, 2018
I worked in a few jobs as a cna but coccomo is the best. all the people are really nice and the residents too. There's tough days everywhere you go but after being at other places its better here. CNAs get paid $14 an hour starting base rate which is the best around
You don't get trained properly felt like I was thrown into the wolves den and told figure it out. I had to teach myself the proper procedures and had to learn the systems on my own. The co-workers are always going back and forth with each other fighting, and everyone was such rude and nasty attitudes while working. Very disrespectful environment. The patients accused nurses of stealing meds and nothing got done. really bad customer service between the nurses and family members.
Enjoyed working for apple rehab.enjoy taking care of the elderly or whomever needs help recovering from a surgery. Go to work.... Check on all my patient (first rounds) Take vitals Do books(report) Do rounds again In between answering call lights Make sure patients comfortable Pass trays
Nursing (Current Employee) – Westerly, RI – October 12, 2018
Corporate has no grasp on the needs of the facility. Staff are underpaid and asked to work ungodly hours without care from admin.... corp thinks throwing gift cards at employees will suffice, but it doesn't. Asked to complete unsafe staffing assignments without care for nurses licenses. Apple rehab is KNOWN for not paying bills, frequent calls to for collection and vendors threatening to shut of services and utilities. The residents and hard working staff deserve so much more than the pathetic attempts from corporate. Laughable, all staff are leaving, facility should be closed.
I enjoyed my time working at Apple Rehab however I was a new nurse at the time and there were situations that I felt uncomfortable with. I worked nights and the night supervisors were great and I felt pretty comfortable talking to them about any concerns I had. They were short staffed at times and the rehab unit would have over 30 residents at times which could be very stressful with one nurse and one cna.
I started to work in Chesterfields full time and within 5 months my job was cut to 16 hrs, I had an option to work 2 days on the floor and 2 days in infection control /Staff development which I declined since I have not worked a floor for 15 years. I also thought the 16 hrs allotted to the position was not doable in that time frame. I decided to work per diem as RN charge nurse/supervisor which was challenging since I worked 1 or 2 days a month.
Free lunches, respect among staff, everyone pitching n to help.