Brookdale Senior Living

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Great, Been there for almost 6 years

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Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator  in  Coatesville, PA
Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Coatesville, PA

Pros

Lots of resources from Corporate office

Cons

Little room for growth and increase in salary

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not What I thought i was signing up for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Care Assistant  in  Fairlawn, OH
    Current Employee - Resident Care Assistant in Fairlawn, OH

    Pros

    Decent pay, lots of hours, willing to hire people without experience.

    Cons

    When i was interviewing for the job i was told that it was ASSISTED LIVING. when I actually started working i found that it was quite the opposite, even though i work with people that have memory issues such as dementia and Alzheimer's, the majority of the people need full care not assistance. Also i was not trained properly, there were things that i was not taught to do such as properly use a gate belt and transport patients.There is a lot of STNA type of work but people that are resident care associates are very rarely STNAs or have any type of schooling/training. The turn over rate is fairly high. Its also very difficult to get days off and to get people to work your shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more up front with job responsibilities, have better training.

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

    Irresponsible use of patients' Medicare coverage.

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Their proactive therapy model is a good one, in theory. Unfortunately, it is my belief that it is an abuse of the system.

    Cons

    Therapists are told to keep caseload up, with little consideration as to whether there is a real and true need for the therapy services. Basically, if the resident has Medicare therapy dollars available, therapists are encouraged to "identify a need" and create revenue for the company. It is a complete misuse of Medicare dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operate with positive reinforcement. Hire appropriately - stop overstaffing your therapy departments. Stop using fear to motivate good, hard-working employees who are simply doing their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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