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Great Lakes Caring Overview

Jackson, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Elara Caring
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, part of the Elara Caring network of companies, is one of the nation's leading providers of in home health care. Great Lakes Caring dedicates its resources to providing value-based, high quality care wherever our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide patients the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#78)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#61)

Company Updates

  • We're excited to share that three award-winning organizations have partnered together– Great Lakes Caring, National Home Health Care, and Jordan Health Services – to create Elara Caring, one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care! Elara Caring provides the highest-quality comprehensive in-home care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice and behavioral health care. We are currently transitioning toward our new identity as “Part of the Elara Caring Network,” with presence in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest. We remain committed to providing our more than 65,000 patients across 225 locations in 16 states with the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

  • Our staff are so excited about Adam's big achievement as a #TopCEO! See what they had to say in the video below :)

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Great Lakes Caring – Why Work For Us?

Great Lakes Caring understands that the value and quality of our care relies upon the ability and satisfaction of our employees. We prioritize patient care and employee satisfaction. Our core values underscore the foundation of our culture, and every employee embraces and is committed to our company's focus and mission.

Superheroes breakfast in our Jackson, Mich. branch

Warsaw, Ind. staff supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrating National Popcorn Day in our Chicago, Ill. branch

Great Lakes Caring has received many national, regional and local awards, including Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces in Health Care, For Women and For Millennials.


To view a full list of Great Lakes Caring's awards, visit our website.

Delivering superior quality health care is one of the main contributors to our phenomenal organizational success – and all of our employees play a key role in that care. Our employees’ actions enhance our ability to grow to serve those in need and provide the ability to reinvest in resources for our patients. This also means reinvesting resources in our staff:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • National certification in home health, hospice or discipline specific
  • Fitness center reimbursement

Great Lakes Caring is committed to providing the right care at the right time in the right place to ensure we deliver a value-based health care solution. 

  • Patients. Caring is at the heart of everything we do. By combining the compassion and skill of the industry’s best clinicians with advanced technology and innovation, we deliver high quality care to our patients at every visit. 
  • Employees. Our employees are accomplished health care professionals who work diligently to be the best and ensure that every patient receives the best care.  We are committed to the continued enrichment of our employees’ careers. 
  • Referral Source Partners. Great Lakes Caring aligns the interests of our post-acute partners to support patients' care plans throughout the continuum. 
  • Payors. By promoting person-centered care through patient engagement, we produce higher patient satisfaction and increased customer value by reducing unnecessary hospitalization readmissions.

Great Lakes Caring Reviews

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  • Featured Review

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    "Outstanding Teamwork in our Topeka Kansas Office"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
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    I have been working at Great Lakes Caring full-time (More than 3 years)


    -Wonderful, Professional, Inspiring SUPERvisors
    -We work together, to provide the Best Care Possible
    -This isn't a Job, It is a Blessing to work together
    - we are not micromanaged
    -when one of us needs help, everyone supports us and goes out of their way to ensure we are there for each other
    -We have time for self-care. Outstanding peer support


    - Not much leeway in the colors regarding "Preferred" Options on what we are "Encouraged" to wear

    Advice to Management

    -Add 2 Chaplain positions to our group.
    -Thanks for keeping our Wonderful Supervisors in place. Provide them (In house Management more support).

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Great Lakes Caring Photos

Great Lakes Caring photo of: 2016 National Sales Meeting at the Big House/University of Michigan Stadium
Great Lakes Caring photo of: Corporate Office, Jackson, MI
Great Lakes Caring photo of: Nursecar
Great Lakes Caring photo of: Newburyport, Mass. team dinner
Great Lakes Caring photo of: Cubs win the World Series!
Great Lakes Caring photo of: Celebrating Customer Service Week in Indiana
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Great Lakes Caring Interviews



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    Nurse Preceptor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Great Lakes Caring (Jackson, MI) in July 2017.


    When I applied for the position, a recruiter called me within just a few days. He conducted an initial phone interview and provided more information on the position and Great Lakes Caring. We corresponded via phone and email a few more times during the week and the recruiter was very courteous and professional, responding quickly and thoroughly to any questions I had. By the end of that first week, I had already been scheduled for a second interview.

    The following week I interviewed with the department manager at the corporate headquarters. From the minute I walked in the door, I was impressed by how friendly and efficient everyone was. The interview was comfortable, conversational and definitely solidified my desire to work for Great Lakes Caring. By the end of the second week I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What led you to become a nurse?   Answer Question
    • What do you know about Great Lakes Caring and how have your experiences prepared you to be successful here?   Answer Question
    • We work in a very collaborative team environment. What strengths do you believe you will bring to the team?   Answer Question
    • We offer tuition reimbursement. Are you interested in continuing your education?   1 Answer
    • How comfortable are you with technology and which types of programs are you proficient in?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question


    I was ready to negotiate but their initial offer was better than what I had planned to ask for.

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Great Lakes Caring Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest, 2017
  • Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2017
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