We really care about our nurses at our wonderful LTC

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    If you want a good laugh, go and read the description of your LTC facility when they are trying to hire nurses. What a bunch of BS. Why don't they just be honest about it and show a photo of a nurse with 10 knives sticking out of her back?
    tokmom, ktwlpn, Orange Tree, and 11 others like this.
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    Ha, the terrible one that I worked at was run by a Catholic organization, and their website was all about how they shared Christ's love etc etc etc. It was such a line of baloney, because that place was full of nothing but hate and norovirus outbreaks.
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    I have never worked at a LTC but it's posts like this that make me not want to either
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    Fortunately, there are some LTC's that really do care about their staff and residents. I'm sorry you landed in one that's not so good. I advise anyone who is thinking about a career in LTC to go online to the CMS website and click on Nursing Home Compare. Here, you will find state survey results for the last 3 years and also the Department of Public Health in each state has started posting results of satisfaction surveys sent to the residents and their families regarding what they think of the facility and whether or not they would recommend it to another family member or friend. You can usually tell by the survey results and/or satisfaction surveys whether or not the place would be worth checking out for employment. Keep in mind, however, that the facilities that have the best surveys and satisfaction scores usually have a very low turnover, because it's a GREAT place to work!
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    Quote from cienurse
    Fortunately, there are some LTC's that really do care about their staff and residents. I'm sorry you landed in one that's not so good. I advise anyone who is thinking about a career in LTC to go online to the CMS website and click on Nursing Home Compare. Here, you will find state survey results for the last 3 years and also the Department of Public Health in each state has started posting results of satisfaction surveys sent to the residents and their families regarding what they think of the facility and whether or not they would recommend it to another family member or friend. You can usually tell by the survey results and/or satisfaction surveys whether or not the place would be worth checking out for employment. Keep in mind, however, that the facilities that have the best surveys and satisfaction scores usually have a very low turnover, because it's a GREAT place to work!
    Just a thought cienurse, But those satisfaction surveys are filled out by residents and their families, no? Couldn't a high satisfaction score also reflect the amount of butt kissing that the nurses are forced to do by their management in order to get those high scores? I only say this because there is not one session I've had on AN where I haven't come across a nurse talking about this...

    Just my 2 cents...
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    Nursing Home Compare - Medicare.gov

    Nursing Home Compare now has the following:
    • Updated quality measures based on a new resident assessment called MDS 3.0.
    • Ownership information including the names of individuals and organizations with ownership or managerial control of nursing homes
    • Full text of survey findings (Statements of Deficiency) from each nursing home’s most recent health inspections
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    The first LTC where I worked, really was a decent place to work; unfortunately the pay was dismal
    and the DON was not a nice person at all. =(
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    What does the norovirus have to do with Christ's love? Did I miss something?
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    I doubt any "quality indicator" on a LTC is accurate. They are very keen on making everything look good on paper. The best way to find out about a facility is probably from the CNA's. IMO it is time to find a new care model as these "for profit" facilities in general have a horrible track record.
    jlynn2303, Blackcat99, joanna73, and 1 other like this.
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    If I was looking for a new LTC to work for then state surveys would be my first research stop. I also think that family/resident satisfaction scores correlate with staff satisfaction. When nurses and CNA's have less patients and a positive work environment they are likely to make residents and families feel better cared for. I do agree that LTC needs a new care model although I also think that adding the phrase "for-profit" to any type of healthcare is dysfunctional.
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