Great and energetic place to work other than manyemey staff
Nurse (Former Employee) – New Carlisle, OH – October 2, 2018
If you don't like favoritism then this is not the place for you. If you cannot work independently, then this is not the place for you. Overall, this long term care facility is a great place to work. The residents make everyday worth going to work along with most of the staff. The gossip and drama at this facility is out of control, and the worst part is it's mainly the management that cause it or keep it going by repeating what everyone says or does. The staff that you work with on a daily basis is phenomenal as long as they are not management or related to management. The administrator of facility appears to care while you are in front of her, but seems to brush your concerns under the rug as you leave her side. The DON is extremely biased when it comes to staff. If you are not on her favorites list you may as well kiss your concerns goodbye. However if you can get in there on her good side you are golden, but take the advice of someone who knows don't trust her with your deepest concerns. The unit managers are a joke, not one of them will help with the simplest of things, and will blame floor staff for anything that happens, yet take all the credit for the positive and good things that happens on their halls. It's never a team effort just them taking all credit for the hard work of the floor staff. If you can get as far away from management as you can then this is the best place to work.
STNA (Current Employee) – Eaton, OH – September 26, 2018
I’ve worked here for a few months and I feel that it has gone down hill. For example, since May, six or seven STNA’s have left for other job opportunities, leaving the place extremely short staffed, which puts the current STNA’s in a stressful situation whenever they show up to work. There have been a few nights in which I have not gotten my 30 minute break because I have been so busy and no one else has the time to help because they are also busy. Not only are the STNA’s short staffed, but the nurses are also. If more people were hired, the place *might* improve.
Secondly, some of the new employees are poorly trained or they just don’t care. I currently work third shift and constantly find myself in a mess when I get to work because of the previous shifts lack of knowledge and plain laziness. Some of the new employees are also very young and currently attend high school, which prevents them from showing up to work on time, leaving their partners and other coworkers to attempt to get everything done by themselves.
Third, the compensation is just not worth it. I do love caring for and helping people in any way that I can, but the stuff that I have to deal with is not worth $10/hr. I am on my feet for eight hours, sometimes doing the work of two people, and get dirt for pay. I’m constantly looking for another job that pays better.
State Tested Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Van Wert, OH – August 4, 2018
This place was okay to work at in the beginning, but they feel it necessary to have multiple Managers that step on each other’s toes and create a hostile work environment. Aides don’t get recognized for good work only patronized for taking short cuts. I used to get off right on time when I began working here and towards the end we were so short staffed and overworked everyone was quitting and calling off. Aides got yelled at for following procedures and using teamwork qualities by communitcating with each. Management said “we were wasting our time and the nurses time” while asking about patients. Overall if you’re going to work here I recommend the night shift. I worked second and one of the things I looked forward to every night was management leaving so I didn’t feel hovered over. We lost a lot of good aides due to managements poor attitudes. Night shift is more laid back, and management will not be there Good Luck!
Part time Worked the same days, Some co-workers went above and beyond for the residents
Management is only there for the money, Many bosses who don’t get along with each other and aides, communication between employees and management is poor, no advancement
Other (Current Employee) – Eaton, OH – April 2, 2018
I love working for this company and my co-workers are great!!! The most enjoyable part of the job is everyone has a story and hearing the residence is a joy that I'm happy to be a part of. I learn something new everyday. The hardest part of the job that occasionally makes me question working with the geriatric population is death. The leaders are caring and always willing to assist with problems that arise. The therapy room is a little crowded, however the therapy team does a great job of managing it. It is a clean and caring environment to work in. If remodeling in future I would recommend private rehab to home rooms.
Good pay, leaders are easy to aproach, good food, and appreciative of good work, Donut Friday.
A little far from my house but worth the drive. I wish they would offer education assistance.
One of the most professional skilled nursing facilities around.
Other (Current Employee) – Eaton, OH – April 2, 2018
Vancrest of Eaton is one of the most professional skilled nursing facilities around. It's clean and smells fresh all the time. They have great food. They have all-facility luncheons, which are free for the staff that participate. The therapy department is a bit small, so it does get crowded rather quickly, however, the therapy team always manages it so well! The activities department is always coming up with new ways to keep residents entertained. The list goes on.. When I was in college, I told myself I could never work in a nursing home. I graduated in 2010 and have been here ever since! Every day may not be perfect, but what job is? The management is always asking staff how they can help make their weaker areas stronger and they act on it to the best of their ability.
PCA/Caregiver (Former Employee) – Eaton Ohio – March 5, 2018
A lot of the staff is rude and I felt bullied. Like being back in high school all over again. If someone doesn’t like you, your talked about like your worthless. staff could use sensitivity training. If your unhappy with your job or the way you are being treated? Better keep it to your self or you will be treated like Vernon. And if you have any personal business that should be kept confidential by management. It won’t be.
Very hard work for low pay. And you have to work with bullies.
I love working here. We have the most amazing DON, right now and we rarely are short staffed because management comes in to help care for the residents. It is an amazing place to work and I recommend everyone coming and seeing for yourself. The kitchen staff is wonderful as well!
Nursing (Former Employee) – Vancrest of New Carlisle – September 8, 2017
Pros: Geriatric residents .New building. Set schedule for work/home balance. No mandated on call for nursing.
Cons: Benefits are the average overpriced with outragious deductible that most nursing homes have. Low pay ; payscale for every employee is different based on personal opinion rather than ones job performance. No shift differentials, no weekend differentials , no pick up pay . Lack of management and follow through of policy. Excessive pettiness and gossip. What needs to be a concern is overlooked vs. petty issues are more pronounced. Supplies not easily accessed.
Prefer not to answer (Current Employee) – Belle Manor – March 9, 2017
Right now they get away with paying les than most nursing homes because the facility is very laid back. What I mean by that is that the staff to patient ratio is very low. This is because they are moving to a new facility any day, and are no longer taking any new residents. The skills needed for the nurses is very low. There is no shift diff or incentives to come in when they are short staffed. However, once the move is made it will merge with another nursing home and is capable of housing way more residents. The skill will go up with the census, but the pay will not. Management does try very hard to help you and work with you and have an open door policy. However if your main concern is pay this is not the place for you. Most places pay significantly higher than this company. I also want to add that the politics aren't too bad here.
Free lunches (for now). After the move you will be charged. They tend to work with you on scheduling
Minimum pay in the industry, no shift diffs. Changes to policy that are not made known to the employees in a professional manner.
STNA (Current Employee) – New Carlisle, OH – November 4, 2016
Staff to resident ratio's are much better than most long term care facilities. Flexible with scheduling, residents are well taken care of and I enjoy working with them. New facility is being built and it is exciting to get the opportunity to work there. Staff works well together and has fun with the residents.
Nurse (Current Employee) – New Carlisle, OH – November 4, 2016
Fast paced environment, with management that expects great care for the residents. Tough at times, as it is healthcare and people tend to call off here and there, but as far as staffing ratios, they cant be beat. Worked with my schedule realistically. When I followed the policy, or had any kind of emergency, the management team was quick to help me out.