I've never worked there but it was one of my clinical sites during school. I also know a few nurses who have worked there and I have a co-worker whose family member is a resident. HH is an upscale nursing home and sometimes the families and residents can be fussy but there is always enough staff and supplies. I was already an LPN doing a geriatric rotation for my RN and I remember the LPN I was following was like I have twenty patients to pass meds to. It looked like heaven to me because I was doing med pass for 40 along with all the wound care and we had trach patients and I had dining room duty and so on and so on. On day shift the LPN only had to do the med pass, a finger stick or two, and dress a few wounds because some of the CNAs have been trained to do minor wounds and to DC and flush the tube feeds. It's not a bad place to work at all. Each unit has its own dining and day room and the grounds are beautiful with these great views of the Hudson. HH does a lot of outdoor activities for the residents during the warmer months so they aren't always cooped up. It’s really nice…wish all LTC were like it but you will see that money does make a difference! They don’t accept Medicaid patients except for the adult day care program. You will not be doing an admission for the un-domiciled geri-psych ETOH/substance abuse patient there...screaming for their Klonopin or "perkies". LOl.
So basically, you’re going to working in a “rich” nursing home.
It's a good place to work if you don't want to be stressed all the time but it's a true LTC not a SNF. On the units where I was placed the most action I saw were the unresponsive end stage Alzheimer's patient on tube feeding. No sub-acute units....no vents...no IV's...no trachs.
From what I observed during my clinicals and from what I've been told by people I know it's a good place to work...good luck!
Last edit by Lovely_RN on May 8, '11