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Staff and residents were great...a very rewarding experience.

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Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Altamonte Springs, FL
Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Altamonte Springs, FL

I worked at Life Care Centers

Pros

Encouragement to advance professionally. Some flexibility with scheduling. Upper management was a little obsessive, especially around state inspection time. Too much focus on documentation which ate into patient-care time.

Cons

DON micro-managed the nursing managers and staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A little too much authoritarianism in upper management.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    For now, pays half of the bills.

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    Former Employee - Full Time Staff  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Full Time Staff in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Life Care Centers

    Pros

    Proximity and central location, cleaner facility. For now, some decent co-workers to work with, but that's a revolving door. Still pays on time.

    Cons

    Managers and executives are so afraid of losing their own job, so its almost always a one sided win for them. In one general meeting, the former exec director said that these nursing homes have more lawyers on staff than nurses. So check their Nurse to patient ratios. If employees get in any problems, you are on your own. They will progressively write you up and fill up your file for easy processing of your firing. It is a franchise, like Mcdonalds, so everything is dictated by corporate. Profit driven motives is the rule. (Need to maintain that $2+ Billion dollars, profit every year, mostly from Medicare - see Forbes Magazine). For staff retention they still do those 1960's style "Employee of the year/month" worthless awards. Medicare reimburses the same in all states per patient, yet here they can't seem to pay/benefits like those other states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure. These patients need more hands-on care providers and staff that will clean them, feed them, talk to them, etc. than statisticians, office workers and executives who tour the sites. If your paycheck comes from Medicare, you are not worthy of that unless you have actually provided some hands on care to those needy patients, even one 8 hour day a week. You do have enough corporate executives to rotate everyday of the week.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Burnout is easily obtained.

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    Current Employee - Staff Development  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Development in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Life Care Centers

    Pros

    Taking care of residents is very rewarding.
    The pay is better than a hospital.

    Cons

    If a supervisor does their paperwork, it doesn't matter how bad their personality is.
    Their is nothing done to engage employees or improve morale.
    They will work you hard, until you burnout.
    They expect nurse managers to be on-call. And being called happens too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your supervisors leadership skills. Corporate should keep a better eye on HR issues within each facility. An employees fate is based on the whim of the supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
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