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Almost Family Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
41 Reviews
2.3
41 Reviews
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Almost Family Chairman, President, and CEO William B. Yarmuth
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive Leaders Should Reassess for Liability Factors in NEO.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid  in  Ashland, OH
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid in Ashland, OH

    I worked at Almost Family part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Weekly pay even if it was incorrect every time. Most office employee's were impersonal and standoffish.

    Cons

    This company had lost internal documents related to my hours and my wages, I was never compensated correctly even after I provided my own paperwork. After which they did not give me the correct amount owned for my services and this continued for many more weeks. They gave me some training, but it was inadequate at best. I was rushed into paying thirty dollars for CPR training that only lasted ten minutes. The Registered Nurse (RN) that was performing the test had already signed and completed my test for me before I even arrived. Executive management at the local branch was well aware of this practice and watched the entire process. I felt cheated honestly, because I would of been grateful for some more up to date information in this ever changing field or perhaps some refined techniques at the very least. I was written up multiple times unfairly, write ups and verbal warnings about events that did not even occur on my shift. No investigation by the company is ever really performed into any of the allegations it seems, they tend to have knee jerk reaction as a solution to everything, basically they over react very easily; and most of the time it is at the incorrect person for the incorrect reasons. If you decide to work for this branch watch your back an paychecks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hello, Kentucky Head Quarters
         I would highly recommend that you begin to reassess your local level management in the North East Ohio branch. There are a few bad apples that could use some reevaluation at one of your offices due to poor work ethics and documentation processes. They are a liability to you and your clients. Local management should work towards their own diligence concerning client care plans, complaints and discrepancies. They were very vague about their reasoning of my termination as well. I feel it extends from the local managements inability to correctly communicate with their own employee's. I also would like to just add for the record that I have many letters from clients for recommendations and credentials along with many years of experience in the field.

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

    Stressful & Unrewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almost Family as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with some extremely talented and skilled clinicians who were very dedicated to their patients and their jobs. They loved their jobs & profession and we worked great as a team.

    Cons

    Very disorganized.
    Non updated on technology and equipment.
    SUpplies and equipment unavailable for patient care
    No follow up of problems and issues.
    No employee support system
    Unfair employee practice
    Poor work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring of management
    Improvement & organization of systems
    Improvement of computer systems & update technology
    Establish a employee support system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Health Aid  in  Edgewood, KY
    Current Employee - Home Health Aid in Edgewood, KY

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to pick your hours. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    I have none so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unethical, deceitful, cut throat, embarrassment to Home Health

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    Former Employee - Client Relations  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Client Relations in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Almost Family full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are always hiring, including for your position.

    Cons

    This company is out for the top management only. As an employee you are there to feed the insatiable appetite for corporate greed. They do not care about you or what you have to offer the company and most importantly your patients. Stay clear, do not waste your time believing the sales pitch. The will fire you and hire the next poor soul to bleed them dry of all there resources and talents and them kick them to the curb. This company is not good for the employee, your
    local community, or health care in general. Stay away, you can do much better, anywhere else!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management knows exactly what they are doing. This corporate climate will never change as long as they are turning a profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this employer at all costs

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager  in  Swansea, IL
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Swansea, IL

    I worked at Almost Family full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck when it is correct

    Cons

    Inexperienced Local Clinical Managers, Directors and Executive Director who are unfamilar with Medicare Regulations
    HR is virtually non existent and does not support staff
    Executive Director will terminate anyone that dares to challenge their ideas or that they dislike.
    Leadership team has no conscience and poor business ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wakeup and clean house. Most of your Executive Directors do not have a clue how to professionally or ethically run a home health agency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Family oriented company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse-case Manager  in  Inverness, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse-case Manager in Inverness, FL

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers are great to work with. Hours are very flexible. Job is good for people who like autonomy and being independant.

    Cons

    If you have a unorganized or unfriendly clinical manager it can make or break your experience. Driving is required to visit patient homes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    homecare / homemake

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Homemake  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Homemake in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Almost Family part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is always job, all year.
    No need: to speak fluent English, no experience required.

    Cons

    About $ 9 / hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more pay would be great, wonderful!

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Adminstration - plays favorites

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Port Charlotte, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Port Charlotte, FL

    I worked at Almost Family

    Pros

    Great support people and clinical staff

    Cons

    Area Administrator is very one sided and prone to "fly off the handle". Very unprofessional at times and plays favorites when it comes to certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove distric adminsitrator. Your turnover rate will be reduced.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Patientcare "We areSenior Advocates, as long as those Senior have Medicare with no Managed Care Attached"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Orange, NJ

    I worked at Almost Family

    Pros

    Medicare Certified Home Helath Provider

    Cons

    Sales Manager has no sales experience
    Helathcare benefits are sub par
    There is a 1k limit on Dental Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management opportunities are for RN's only

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unfair

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Almost Family

    Pros

    There is Good flexibility, ability to arrange your own schedule makes it good for busy families.
    Fair amount of paperwork that is not too overwhelming.
    Great, caring field staff

    Cons

    The upper management is very detached with the employees, Not enough communication between staff, field, office, and management. Very disorganized office....makes daily work frustrating, wasting alot of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time to get to know your employees. Just a few kind gestures go a long way in boosting morale. Get rid of poor managers and hire some that really know how to run an efficient office.

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