Heritage is a decent facility to work for. They care about their residents and the DON does defend her nurses and helps immensely when floor staff needs it. My only concerns were that I needed to be full time and my pay scale which were not available at the time that I left.
Staff Development Coordinator (Current Employee) – Morristown, TN 37814 – March 12, 2018
I have no problem with the work or people, this just might be a chance to move closer to family and to do something I feel I am good at. We are a very busy facility with a large turnover in our rehab residents. The nurses here are as astute as any of the area med surg nurses and even some of the ICU staff. We deal with a wide variety of resident related issues. We are family oriented and have each others backs and an open door policy with management. You fall in love with your residents and the sad part is letting them go, either with end of life for home and you know that it is not safe and you worry for them.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – January 22, 2018
Must know information about correct food services. Short hours, but the day goes by very fast because you're constantly working. There is some lifting involved. The customers are always in a good mood.
LPN (Former Employee) – Morristown, TN – August 14, 2017
hard work, taking care of many patients, helping the CNa's. alot of meds to pass. heavy pt load. Alot of charting and Doctors make rounds so, alot of new orders. If you work evening shift, its difficult to change to another shift.
I have NEVER worked at a facility that has such a large shortage of employees all over the building....in Dietary, The CNA staff and the nurses. This makes for a long, stressful day. I understand every job can't be perfect but, come on, we should have the staff to cover a full shift without day shift working doubles to cover evening shift's missing employees.
doing something positive for the elderly.
working with a skeleton crew, too hot in the dish room, no teamwork
Residential Habilitation Trainer (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – January 19, 2017
Most of the clients are fun to work with and makes your day worthwhile. Managers seem to pick favorites and promote them above all others. If you are there for money or looking for advancement you are in the wrong place.
It is nice and relaxing environment if you like this type of population or type of work.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – December 29, 2016
I enjoyed working @ Heritage with the kids also made lots of friends. It is a hard job because you are constantly lifting and running after some kids with certain disabilities. I really missed that job.
Free lunches, free spendable account, lots of activities with kids and the communities.
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – October 16, 2015
As an Aid a typical day included of course caring for the kids but also cleaning, preparing lunch, and sitting with kids at rest time. Aides don't have much of a say and are on the bottom of the hierarchy. Some of the teachers are rude with their aids and the administration turns a blind eye to it. Also the admin can be "shady" when interviewing for an aid position. for example when I interviewed with them it was for an aide however when I showed up on site I was told I was a one on one aide, something the admin didn't tell me.
The Pay is really not there but the Job is extremely rewarding!
Residential Habilitation Trainer (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – March 29, 2014
Come in to work review the logbook to see if there are any pressing issues, start house cleaning, get prepared for the resident's to come home, either start cooking or pass meds depending on the day, serve the meal, go on outings, help with daily living skills, get the resident's to bed, and finally complete daily paperwork.
discount movie tickets, having a job where the people you serve appreciate you, fun outings
Moving up is difficult if you are not one of the "chosen"!!