I work at a private assisted living center. I wear a polo shirt with the companies logo on it and khaki pants. We don't wear scrubs or do anything to institutional because our facility strives to keep it a family like environment.
At the LTCF I work at we( by we I mean, nurses, aides, housekeeping, laungry and kitchen staff, they only ones who dont is the nusiness office and administrator) can wear any scrubs we want w/ white(or almost all white) shoes, that are not open toed. Some girls wear crocs or clogs but they have to have a heel strap. On friday is casual day, most people just wear jeans and a scrub top but some wear normal street clothes. When a new company bought us last year, they wanted to issue uniformed scrubd wear nurse wear one color and STNAs another and so on but our DON and Administrator talked them out of it.
Honestly, I like that our aides, nurses, laundry, etc. all wear different colored scrubs...it just makes it easier to identify people and keep them straight. I like being able to wear any tops we want, though...though I do wish aides wore a different color pants besides royal blue
I like wearing different tops, but it would be easir to tell people apart if each section wore different scrubs. My friend's nursing home does that. Everyone wears a different color to tell the nurses and aides apart.