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American Senior Communities Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • company is good to work for they work around school and i left for maternity leave (in 3 reviews)

  • Most of the staff really care about the people they are taking care of (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Hate how upper management dictates your job from behind a desk (in 8 reviews)

  • Short Staffed and very high turnover (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "The Healthcare of Today"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Senior Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ASC recognizes their employees for a job well done. They invest in their facilities to ensure the buildings are fresh and are competitive with competitors. Their philosophy of CARE is very important and is pushed strongly from top leaders to line staff. Their consultants come and truly help to make each building successful. Teamwork is truly valued in the location I work. Nursing teams are competent and provide quality care to their residents. Residents are amazing.

    Cons

    Staffing is the biggest issue - while it is recognized that staffing is difficult, census is pushed more than finding ways to bring staff in. The problem is not ASC though, it is a state-wide epidemic due to a shortage of CNA's and nurses. There are not enough of them to fill the large number of positions available in the state and wages are not what they should be for the work they do, but once again, this is not an ASC thing. The federal and state governments dictate what skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed and those amounts are not nearly enough to pay what staffing in a long term care facility should be paid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on acknowledging employees and try to come up with some different techniques for staff recruitment and retention.


  2. "Memory Care Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Memory Care Facilitator in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Memory Care Facilitator in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Senior Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Residents are wonderful and a lot of staff seems to stay with the company long term.

    Cons

    Families can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more. They have some great ideas for moving forward.

  3. "Just terrible-mooresville building"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Mooresville, IN
    Former Employee - CNA in Mooresville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Senior Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    caring for amazing residents, very clean

    Cons

    no one shows up to work, they walk out, don't change people for entire shifts and management lets them get away with it. The management team cares too much about only having to work 6-7 hours and not enough about the 100 problems this building has. They make up fake positions so they don't have to fire people and when a position becomes available it is never offered to the staff. Payroll messes up pay and then tells you that you'll have to wait until your next check for the difference. They also don't care about family emergencies/ life crisis. LOW PAY

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get managers who actually know what they are doing and will put their foot down.


  4. "Steer Clear!"

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Senior Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The facility was close to my home

    Cons

    Shady business practices; money driven; gave away our W2 information overseas in a phishing scam; CEO and upper management have been under investigation.


  5. "American Senior Communities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Senior Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't have many positive things to say, but autonomy to use nursing judgement is given to floor nurses, which is great. But having one nurse with a QMA at night to up to 80 patients is outrageous and puts the company, facility and professional licenses at risk. Quality care cannot be provided when stretched so horrendously thin.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, little opportunity for night shift nurses to share any concerns with management, very few opportunities for quality education or training, no follow through or accountability from management or nurse practitioners.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program and invite nurses in to your meetings. They are the ones out there day and night with the patients and will therefore have the most valuable suggestions regarding patient care needs, safety and infection control risks, and needs for change.


  6. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Senior Communities full-time

    Pros

    Meet different kinds of residents. Gain great experience

    Cons

    Low pay, lose shift difference for pay period if late or call off (rosegate Village facility)


  7. "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Senior Communities (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was close to home, able to work around nursing school schedule.

    Cons

    Always short staffed, unable to get work completed during shift so 3hrs over was not a surprise. When I asked for second shift full time I was forced to thirds, after getting RN licensure I was given a $1 raise.

    Advice to Management

    Staff according to census and pay for education.

  8. "Business office manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Office Manager in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Business Office Manager in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Senior Communities (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed communication with residents and their families. Wonderful staff worked together during week. Training in corporate classroom very thorough and helpful,

    Cons

    NO COMMUNICATION. Upper management /corporate need to learn how to communicate, talk to and treat staff. There were 4 BOM prior and all resigned due to upper management /corporate team. This position is toouch for 1 person and "support" team with corporate states it isn't their job to assist. No management on weekends and staff ran the building on weekends, which was always catastrophic. No personal training in facility and upper management /corporate unapproachable.
    CNA and housekeeping as well as dietary way overworked and WAY underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to staff, treat staff and communicate with staff. Your staff makes your facility and makes you shine, not management alone


  9. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Senior Communities full-time

    Pros

    The nurses buy you food sometimes. The pay is okay

    Cons

    Everyone doesn't get paid the same . There is alot of favoritism and bullying buy upper staff. Dead end job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This is the worst nursing home I've worked in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - CNA in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Senior Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    So many to list...poor pay, understaffed, very filthy at times. The CNAs are treated with no respect and no appreciation. On the other hand, nurses are often offered bonuses or bribed to work over. There has been several nurses that quit and were begged to come back

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff that you have and maybe they will actually stay with the company.


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