At first I thought it was going to be an interesting place to work where you’d actually have time to treat your residents like people instead of a schedule. I found out pretty quickly that I was wrong. They save money on housekeeping, dietary aides and activities directors by having you literally do everything. I’ve worked at so many places and I’ve never seen anything like it. You wash the clothes, fold clothes, hang clothes, have to drop everything that you’re doing even if people are wet so you can run around and play games with the residents who are more lucid. You do the activities, play bingo, parachute. Kindergarten stuff that you generally don’t have time for because you have so much stuff to do. When it’s time to eat you have to set all the tables, fill all the drinks, get everyone changed and up and get them to the tables. Then pass trays. Then when it’s done you’re the one that busses all the tables and cleans it all up instead of dietary staff. They say that it’s assisted living but it’s nowh near assisted living as half the people here or more require total care. In short, they pay you $12.00 but it’s because you’re going to be doing the job of several people. Not to mention it’s almost never fully staffed and you each get a Hall then have to split the remaining one just adding to the workload.
Free meal, pay is okay for caregiver
Heavy heavy workload, busting your butt but it’s never good enough, high turnover rate