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Communicare Health Services Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
13 Reviews
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Communicare Health Services Founder & CEO Stephen L. Rosedale
Stephen L. Rosedale
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looks nice on the outside until you work on the inside. Be careful if you want to keep your licensure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lorain, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lorain, OH

    I worked at Communicare Health Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with the residents (if you can make any time for it after being overwhelmed with responsibilities). Salary is reasonable. Paid holidays off.

    Cons

    No room for promotions, incentives, or bonuses. Management team is not cohesive (i.e. power struggles), profit-driven vs. client centered, unethical practices, understaffed, poor resident care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise your workers when they do well. Don't focus so much on criticizing and demeaning them. Make them feel like they are appreciated and you will get better results. Make sure your 90-day reviews are accurate and not on hear-say. Allow your whole team to participate in decision-making and allow them to speak their professional ideas and opinions. Give incentives. Hire more STNA's and Nurses, and make sure you have properly trained and certified staff for your locked Mental Health and Alzheimer's/Dementia units. Care for your residents, not just your pocket book.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Communicare Health Services

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and never down time

    Cons

    As the supervisor you are the only go to nurse in the two facilities and you have your own floor to work if not two due to a call off. There is no consideration for issues that arise in many people's lives like a family member being hospitalized, you still get points for absence even with documentation. Snow storms do not get consideration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked in one of Communicare's nursing homes for many years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Charge Nurse in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Charge Nurse in Akron, OH

    I worked at Communicare Health Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a very clean nursing home.

    Cons

    The resident to nurse ratio is way too high. The demands that are placed on nurses are not realistic. We work eight hour shifts and are expected to complete a 12 hour workload plus take a 30 minute break and get out on time. Many of the STNA's are disrespectful and have low work ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more nurses! There should be 6 nurses on 1st and 2nd shifts. On one side there are 76 resident and only two nurses. The residents have dementia and require extensive care. On the afternoon shift families visit and call, physicians write orders and there are two heavy med passes. Residents have behaviors and fall. This requires extra nursing care and reports to be filled out. Departments have been eliminated and the work falls to the nurses. How can you expect your nurses to take a break and get out on time AND deliver quality care with this workload? I have heard several poor reviews from people in the community about this nursing home from those who have removed their loved ones and placed them in another facility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor management, ever changing priorities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Communicare Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    While it varies greatly on your manager, corporate employees enjoy a great deal of flexibility in their schedules. The vision of the CEO - while never fulfilled - is inspiring.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and forever reinventing the wheel to address the most recent problem. Politics is the name of the game with most of the big corporate players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs to pay closer attention to what his other senior leadership is up to. If they had the heart of Mr. Rosedale, the company would be a success regardless of the economic environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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