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I am a veteran RN with 30+ years of critical assessment and interventional experience with patients and families. I left after working 2.5 years for Brookdale. The last straw came when a transient DON in the home health dept slandered and abased me in an e-mail to the new incoming DON - a person I had not even yet had an opportunity to meet. It was made certain by another ‘stand-in’, a clinical manager, that I was cc’d to the degrading email. That event marked the end of a long 2.5 years of witnessing a 400% turnover in home health nurses, unheralded and unrewarded performance above and beyond my job description, countless lies, deception, and bullying. I have made the decision to never work there again, unless it could be proven to me that numerous changes had occurred to (1) reduce the chasms in communication, (2) improve employee satisfaction, (3) improve standards, means, and incentives for maintaining and retaining employees, (5) provide monetary rewards and regular increases in pay for all employees, exempt or hourly, and (6) cease from lying and taking elderly persons’ life savings to line the pockets of those who are at the top of this sham, all under the guise of “Compassion lives here every day” and a mission statement that is farcical.

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Hire professional, educated, experienced managers who CARE and want to MENTOR new employees, as opposed to incompetent, competitive individuals who seek to line their pockets and kiss up to move up.

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No. They implied they would in the hiring interview, but said it would only be done if the further education was to apply to the overall gain of Brookdale.

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Be nice to your employees...Open door all the time ..make time for residents ..and more parties ..smile and hang in there

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Working hard, looking for nothing in return, but hard work going unoticed. Not even a Thank you for picking up slack after the chef left. The cooks and servers are so under appreciated!!

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Depending on background testing, drug testing, physical it could take as long as 2 wks.

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Listen to employees. Be more hands on and involved. Show appreciation to everyone!!

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Different hours depends on facility

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