The employees in this facility care deeply for their residents and do the best that they can with what they have available. Management needs much improvement in listening to concerns of floor staff, promotion based on performance and attendance, scheduling consistency, and continuity of care.
Insurance benefits are decent
Scheduling inconsistency, little chance for advancement
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Maple Heights, OH – 10 January 2018
This company was closed for the second time right as I got going with them. They were just re-opening, and a few months later, were shut down again without notice or any explanation. The owner didn't even pay his employees!
This company does not value their employees or residents at all. They claim to promote teamwork and a healthy work/home balance, but there is no teamwork and you do not get to be home too often. Most facilities in the area require you to work every other holiday, Fairhaven does not do this if you are regularly scheduled for a day that a holiday lands on you work that holiday so you could very well end up working every holiday there is. You don't get double pay on holidays, and there is no weekend shift differential compared to other facilities in the area. You also don't get breaks and you only get paid for 7.5 hours. Like any facility there are aides that will help, and aides that won't, but when lifting residents by hoyer or sit-to-stand it is required for their to be 2 people present, many aides do not like to help their coworkers. This facility claims to be a no-lift facility over 35 pounds, and if a resident falls on the floor, you are to use a hoyer, but the nurse would rather just pick heavy residents up off the floor himself instead of using the lift which is safest for both him and the resident. They claim to care about resident safety, but that is completely untrue when they have nurses like that, and they are severely understaffed. Residents hardly ever get showered here, and I have never seen a nurse do a skin care assessment. If you bring any issues up to management they ignore you completely and never investigate, they blatantly do not care.
This is just some of the issues I've seen while working here.
Management, treatment of residents, holidays, weekends
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – 19 January 2017
I like working here i enjoy my co worker nice and friendly i love the work experience if u need some where to work i highly recommend this place iys a good learning experience for a peraon who take what they care for to the heart
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Whitewater, WI – 18 January 2017
Learned to work in stressful situations caring for the elderly in a timely manner by using time management skills as well as public speaking skills to calm the residents and provide optimal care to the people in my care.
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – 7 December 2016
Fair heaven is a beautiful nursing home to work at and the residents are very respectful, it's very clean and neat. It's also a great place to work and the hours are great to work if your trying to go to school or looking for a part time job.
Coworkers are great, sometimes you get mandated to stay over- I work 12 hour shift already- when I have to stay over its 16 hours- too many hours to work in 1 day. another downside is you will get mandated on your weekend off. If it wasn't for the mandatory OT, I would of give it 5 stars.
License Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Miami Springs, FL – 27 May 2015
The days vary in terms of responsibilities. most days are very hectic and require sacrifice of breaks. working with physicians family members and management is very difficult. if requesting days off, it is very difficult to get an approval. Co workers are very segregated some work with you others work against you. Majority of the days are very difficult when tending to patients getting receiving physician orders and handling family members. Very seldom is there an opportunity to get to know your patients on a intimate level.
Bus Aide (Former Employee) – Niles, OH – 1 April 2015
This job is fun but you have to be very health and be able to go up and down stairs real easy. Also have to have the patience to be able to get full-time in this place. The hardest part of the job is being able to go home for a couple hours and then turn around to go right back to work.
Go home after bus route
being able to go back to work after a couple of hours