LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Former Employee) – Salem, VA – February 26, 2018
This place pays well and you earn every penny. There were things not told upon hiring such as manditory stay over 1 or more times a week due to such poor staffing. Turnover is out of this world. They work PRN people full time hours. There is no such thing as "full-time" on a unit. You are floated at wil by staffingl sometimes 2-3 times during a shift between 6 buildings. Management only delegates and does not offer help. There is no organization on LTC. You are chasing your own tail trying to provide adequate care to the residents. Management and staffing make it hard for residents to get proper care. If you do as you should you are staying over 2-3 hrs past your shift which then has to be approved by the supervisor. Approach here with caution! Great pay and benefits blindside you to what lies underneath.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Salem, VA – April 10, 2018
Typically in the morning you get report from nurses. Answer the phone about a bizillion times.See what's scheduled for residents for the day etc. Then you can start your day of filing audits checking on residents. Verify and make appointments and transport.
What I learned was patience and how to block out all the noise and distractions around you and still know when something changes.
The hardest part of the job is knowing and seeing one of your residents declining and/or passing on.
The best part of the job is seeing my residents wonderful faces every morning. And being part of a loving caring team of professionals
And being part of a team of loving caring professionals
Sometimes knowing at the end of the shift, someone you've grown to care deeply for won't be there when you return to work your next shift.
Only thing good about Richfield is the residents they are so sweet and they charge for the food it’s absolutely garbage
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Nursing home – January 16, 2018
Richfield would be a nice place to work if they got some good nurses in there and good supervisors that know their job description and pay more attention to the residents instead of waiting till the state boards come along and then try to act like nothing been going on they need to come more often the state board needs to look into some of the deaths that happen there and check the crash cart it’s never stocked
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Salem, VA – October 11, 2017
a typical day at work is very busy and quick pace you learn how to take care of patients and be there for them and take care of any needs they may need. the management at my job is great a lot of team work and if you don't have team work its hard to get things done quicker and right. the hardest part of my job is how fast paced my job is you haft to make sure your on time with every single move you make.the most enjoyable part of my job is the patients they make my day so much better and make me feel good that I can take care of someone and make there day.
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Salem, VA – December 24, 2016
I make sure that all our residents have the appropriate meal according to there health issues. I have learned about different types of diet and health concerns and that people who are older are just like me! Management is supportive and always there. My co- workers are supportive also and have become my friends. The hardest part of my job is getting attached to a resident that has passed away. But I enjoy the most learning about them and being able to satisfy there needs.
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – Salem, VA – November 28, 2016
Every place has their favorites... but this is a new extreme. They are leinant with your tardies and theyll work with your schedule a bit... but they dont show the appreciation for their employees that they should.