Southerncare

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Southerncare Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    It is great to help hospice patients in their home or the facility they live in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rncm in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Rncm in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Southerncare

    Pros

    You set your own schedule

    Cons

    Not fully staffed makes it difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work nurses maxed out before hiring more help. Be proactive to allow more freedom for marketing to get more patients without leaving nurses maxed out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    WAS a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager

    I worked at Southerncare

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours, fully take advantage of salaried employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come and meet the field staff and make them feel appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Steady and secure!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Southerncare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part I felt my knowledge and expertise was valued. Job viewed as stable and secure.

    Cons

    CNA's were not to be trusted half the time. Felt as though salary was a bit low scale compared to competition. Duel roles within office and field not compensated..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to put more trust in middle management by not undermining and using proper chain of command.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company gone on a downward spiral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southerncare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best at what they do.

    Cons

    Management at all levels are not supportive. Talk about working as a "team" but only look out for their own best interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the "old SouthernCare" before Curo took over. It is nowhere near the same caring company it once was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Enjoyed working at Southerncare.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Southerncare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The social workers are generally given free reign to manage their own case load. As long as all your client visits were conducted you can set your own hours. Paperwork can be completed at home, while on the clock.

    Cons

    When a patient is actively dying a southerncare employee remains at bedside. It is done in 6hr shifts and can be in the middle of the night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to update its computer systems for case management. Additionally RN's shouldn't be the only discipline that can be clinical directors. Masters level social workers should be considered. As of now there is no advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Former Employee - Corporate

    I worked at Southerncare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very manageable hours and workload, excellent life/work balance, easy and friendly communication with bosses, very easy to take time off work

    Cons

    There were very few opportunities for career advancement during my time with the company. The former CEO and CFO were based in Dallas, TX, which created a feeling of disconnect from the corporate office. Southern Care was purchased by another hospice company last summer, which resulted in the closing of the corporate office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Patients always came first.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at Southerncare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I was so proud to refer people to SouthernCare, I could honestly tell people that their loved ones would be given the best care. The hospice aids truly improved these patients quality of life. And most of the other staff did too. The staff I worked with made me a better nurse. They helped me improve every aspect of patient care I provided.

    Cons

    We were bought by Curo. Worst thing that could ever happen. Major budget, and staff cuts, lost some of the best nurses, and CNAs I've ever met. What we used to provide for patients (medications, supplies, equipment, TIME) was all taken away. I completely got screwed over at the end. I left the company for personal reasons, not related to the buyout. But, all that being said, this particular office will continue to do whatever they can for the patients and their families. I can't speak for the other offices, but the people here are wonderful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE CURO THEIR MONEY BACK!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    WAS a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Southerncare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved my co workers- was like one big family!

    Cons

    Was bought out by Curo Health Services- the only thing that didn't change was the name! So sad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You let some good people go CURO! BIGGER Doesn't always mean better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Improving

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Athens, GA

    I have been working at Southerncare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Seems to be changing for the better. Organizational structure is improving and the agency seems to have a good chance at making it.

    Cons

    Staffing at the time I was there was very sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more clinical staff when census dictates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    all consuming

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southerncare full-time

    Pros

    The job was extremely rewarding. Patient care was always number one. Some of the most compassionate and brightest people I have ever worked with at the office level.

    Cons

    Long, grueling hours. Challenging on call expectations. Much responsibility and hard work and always having to be asked for even more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office management was very involved and supportive. Corporate management was largely absent. It would be beneficial for them to be present and engaged when they do visit instead of on the phone or computer the whole time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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