Management (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 31 October 2018
Poor, poor place to work. Management at all levels is poor but especially management out of corporate office. They don't support their staff. They talk the talk but they don't know how to walk it. Workloads are overwhelming and there's no support to you. Everything is a priority to them and it's not a realistic or healthy work environment. Next to no resources available to you, everything falls on your lap. Many new initiatives that they want rolled out over night. Roll outs are poor, they push things out without having buy in, organization, plans etc. No trust, no autonomy, no independence. Micromanaging, accusations and gossip is how this company runs. Just do. not. work. here. Until they have a huge shift of people starting from the top, nothing will change.
wages are decent, but they have to be for how much work they pile on top of you or people would never stay, Most staff are truly there for the residents. Longevity of floor staff members.
Leader (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 August 2018
I was "let go" in a very sudden and immediate way. Made to feel like a criminal. Not sure what I did to be treated so terribly. Would have expected more from a faith-based organization. Run, don't walk, the other way if you're thinking of applying.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 25 July 2018
The days are busy, like all places in health care. You have the typical resident to Nurse ratio. They are always implementing new programs and processes and theres a new policy every time you turn around. The last few years theyve been moving away from paper with their electronic charting, electronic medication admin program. Nursing assessments are slowly changing to electronic also. HCAs have too much charting in their POC program and often complete charting on their breaks or rush to finish up at end of their shift it seems.
There are A LOT of emails from top of the organization, newsletters and updates, which made it very difficult to stay on top of what was happening at your own site, emails from people in Calgary youve never met, and likely never would. There are always announcements that someone has left or a new manager or executive or leader of some department you didn't know existed had been added. Seems very, very, top heavy and low insight that to improve the care being provided at the front line level those at an executive level shouldn't be so excessive. It doesnt seem that the Calgary leads realize with a happy front line staff, not those that literally run from one task to the next, youll have happier residents and families. All of the Bethany website pictures show people from Calgary, like its the only site that exists or at least the only important site, and they have rural sites with people that have worked there for years.
Bethany has some great supports in place, chaplain, social work, and a good recreation program that you can also go to when youmore... have resident problems to solve or things that residents need additional help with. They have a cool student program in place with RDC so at times there are students to help with care, only wish it was all of the time. Bethany CollegeSide has a bus for the residents so not always depending on public transit so that's a big help. The managers are both RNs and seems to care about the residents and staff, they follow up if you take something to them that you are not happy with about new nurses that aren't carrying their weight or aren't following the care plans. Ive worked at the hospital for a few years and rarely even see the unit managers of the units I worked on, but at CollegeSide you see them all the time, and they are approachable and check in without breathing down your neck. They have a good volunteer team that do lots of nice things for the residents, and they help with feeding or taking residents on outings, walks or other activities. There is a small store that the Volunteer Lead runs that raises money for the residents activities or things for the residents on the units. You can find some cool things there. They have pets for the residents that live on a few of the units and staff can take their Dogs to visit the residents too as long as their pets are pre-approved. The majority of nurses are really great to work with, you have a few lazy nurses that try to pull rank but most are really good and caring and of course I have seen how the union protects the lazy ones and how it affects the good staff when they have to work twice as hard but its only a few and that type of things is everywhere you work in healthcare or not. Overall its a nice place to work if you take the time to get to know everyone and what they do there.less
Great resident care, Good teams, Good Supports
Same as all care facilitiies, never enough staff. Good luck getting any help with HR things, there used to be someone at the site, but now its in Calgary, Used to have scheduler, now its in Calgary and scheduling is computerized. Union protects lazy people
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 July 2018
It is a good employer to work to. It is pleasant work environment. Good benefits and they support professional growth. I wish the company look into adding more frontline staff instead of cutting as it does affect the quality of care to residents.
Bethany Care Society supports its employees and empower them to grow and develop. Bethany offers competitive wages and great benefits.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 19 June 2018
Bethany is an example of a great employer who offers competitive wages and benefits. promotes employees to further grow and develop. Staff and family engagement is valuable at Bethany. Bethany care society has been growing rapidly throughout the last few years.
Working here introduces to a lot more interaction with staff and residents.
Healthcare Aide (Current Employee) – Didsbury, AB – 26 April 2018
It is more fun having to work with other staff always in a day to day job. We get to learn more on more skills offered from in-service education programs. We also get to provide care with more clients.
HR Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 February 2018
Bethany Corporate was a great place to work. The people are friendly and the workplace culture is great. The workload is not too stressful. Managers are friendly and supportive. Plenty of training is provided.
Good work life balance, good benefits/compensation
productive and fun with table billiard and with atrium
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 February 2018
i learned a lot in the bethany care hillhurst, the surroundings, community, nature and the people their was so good and i cant wait to work their as a Health Care more than a Food Server. thou that their are some residents or clients was aggressive their still good and has a good bonding with their friends, roommate and to their Health Care Provider or Caregiver.
Hardworking, honest, passionate,ability to work in group or invdividual.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 8 October 2017
I have been working as a volunteer in Bethany from Aug 2017. I usually go twice a week. I visit residence and assist them in some activities as well as try to get smile on their faces. I have learned a lot from volunteering and gaining experience as well.
Heath Care Aide (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 6 September 2017
I loved my job at the Bethany Care society. It was unfortunate that the management did not treat staff accordingly. I felt belittled when I was coming into work and constantly picked on in the unit a1. I finally had enough and decided to take my skills elsewhere.
I miss the rest of the staff I worked with and the residents dearly but I knew it was my time to go.
Practicum Student (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 June 2017
I learned helping in moving and out of beds,baths and other specific issues. Maintain safe,secure and friendly client environment by following Health Care Aide plan. The hardest part of the job is to leave the resident when your done the practicum.And the most enjoyable part of the job is when i am doing story telling that makes them happy and having a good conversation with my resident.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Airdrie, AB, Red Deer, AB – 19 May 2017
It can be devastating to work with people at end of life and I have a lot of respect for those who work here. There can be sloppiness among health care aides, often due to time restraints and understaffing.
Fun workplace, friendly staffs and with great managemant
Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 April 2017
I learned a lot from this company, from the staffs, nurses and from clients. I learned to handle stressful situations, i learned in documentations and transfering clients using different kinds of mechanical lift. I provide dignity, independence, privacy, preference and client's safety.