Life Care Centers

  www.lcca.com
  www.lcca.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Life Care Centers Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
107 Reviews
2.7
107 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Life Care Centers Founder & Chairman Forrest Preston
Forrest Preston
50 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Clean facility, housekeeping is five stars (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, lots of opportunities to learn (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Vacation time not given because of resignation so they wouldn't pay up (in 4 reviews)

  • Nurses and CNA's expected to accomplish more than is reasonable (in 16 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Care Centers

    Pros

    pay is ok, meeting new residents

    Cons

    over worked, resident aren't cared for properly , management is immature

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Professional organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DOR/OTR  in  Alamosa, CO
    Current Employee - DOR/OTR in Alamosa, CO

    I have been working at Life Care Centers as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Policy and Procedures for everything, vast amount of resources available with overall a very supportive Staff. Team oriented with a sense of a family touch.

    Cons

    Salary versus hours working, does not equate well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assistant management positions should be encouraged, for contingencies and support in some facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team spirit among the employees.

    Cons

    Working all areas. Would rather do long term or rehab on a permanent basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider using staff in areas that they are more comfortable in until they are ready to try new Terri tories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Understaffed, Overworked, Unsafe Working Envt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Littleton, CO

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, excellent benefits. BSN and night differential. Strong co-workers who are willing to help out new staff. Opportunity to move up (Floor manager, Director of Nursing).

    Cons

    Four days training for new nurse, patient: staff ratio creates for unsafe working environment, unsupportive upper management, unrealistic expectation for quality care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to train new grads, incentives to retain good staff, reduce turnover. Leave the "out to get your RNs" attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay, but problems shared with most SNFs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Supportive DOR in my facility, but may differ elsewhere. Generally a good amount of freedom for therapists. Would have probably stayed but had to move.

    Cons

    Pressure to see patients for excessive amounts of minutes each day to meet certain RUG levels, which is really what I've come to despise about SNF in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pressure your employees to basically act unethically in terms of necessity of treatment, extent, and duration.

  7.  

    Terrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Management in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great therapy department.
    Patients get overall great treatment.
    Half the people working there are genuinely good people who care about the patients.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    The turnover in management is too much, which affects the employee morale. The patients see it too and question the constant turnover.

    Staff is overworked due to cutbacks every time the census drops; this is no way to boost a happy staff environment.

    Management number one concern is keeping the census up...no matter what. They'll even keep patients in longer to do this even though they can be discharged.

    Management doesn't care about the well-being of their staff or staff's family; if they do show it, it's just pretend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Old Hickory, TN
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Old Hickory, TN

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful building, great patients and some staff are great.

    Cons

    Always understaffed! Meds take forever! Stats take between 5-10 hours to be received. Very poorly managed. Corp does not care, called by several staff members, nothing done. Staff finally quits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new DON, and start listening to staff and patients!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Care Centers full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers
    - Benefits are slightly above average
    - Job security is slightly above average

    Cons

    - Meager pay
    - Non-matching 401(k)
    - No opportunity for advancement, depending on department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Money is the Only Motivator from the Administrator on Up the Ladder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful facility with great patients. The lower staff LOVE the patients and get along quite well with each other (housekeeping, maintenance, CNAs, receptionists, admissions, business office employees, nurses, and PT/OT/ST- basically the in-house staff). The ADON was terrific and supportive to new nurses and CNAs.

    Cons

    Really unorganized. HUGE staff turnover, especially nurses and CNAs. Benefits are TERRIBLE. Expensive insurance with minimal coverage. You only get holiday pay if you've been there three months, and only if you work that holiday (no paid holidays off). You have to work a full year before earning a day of your vacation time. 3 months before earning a day of sick time, and if you call in sick, you need a doctor's note in order to use the sick time you earned. Even with this rule, call offs among nurses and CNAs is out of control. Only 3-4 shifts of orientation before throwing new nurses on the floor, CNAs often get even less. Nurses get written up for not taking a lunch (clocking out) or working more than 30 minutes past their scheduled time off. It's often impossible to take a lunch break (if you're the only nurse on the floor, you can't leave the floor to clock out) or clock out on time due to around the clock admissions and under staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The patient's are the most important thing, not profit. The administrator made a reckless decision to save money and a patient almost died because of it. There is no excuse for this. Think of how you'd want your grandmother treated before looking out for your bonus. Give more orientation to new nurses, especially newly graduated nurses. Four shifts is not enough. Work on employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Treated fair.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Care Centers

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the business. Fantastic training and education.

    Cons

    Difficult to find a good work-life balance. Although not necessarily due to anything related to the company but rather the healthcare industry itself.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Life Care Centers? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.