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Centria Healthcare experience report

  • 14.Jul 2019
  • Employee

If you're looking for something more laid back and easy going- homecare May be the right fit for you.

4.33

Support from management

Sometimes getting ahold of management on the weekends is difficult because they have lives as well and their office hours are Monday - Friday. Otherwise my specific case manager generally always replies to me on the same business day.

Teamwork

Working in homecare you generally work alone and may only see a coworker when switching shifts. The communication during report has been a positive experience for me and getting the information i need in order to continue with the client.

Internal Communication

My specific case manager has been great with getting me the information or the answers I need. But other departments within the company I feel are lacking on communication at times.

Career Development

The most that I believe I could "grow" with the company is to get my registered nursing degree and get paid a little more. And then possibly become a case manager but I am not sure.

Overall compensation for your work

For the Lpn degree that I have, and the type of work this is. I do believe it is fair.

Office / Work Environment

It is homecare. It isn't up to the employer to make decisions about the environment that the client chooses to live in. Although, they have proven to maintain proper communication with the client's in order to suggest or request subtle changes within their home in order to maintain consistent staff.

Environmental Friendliness

There isn't much discussion that I am aware of on this topic. Although- we do use tablets in each client home to decrease the amount of paper charting we need to do.

Work-Life Balance

This agency does not pressure me to work additional hours / pick up shifts and allows me to take any/ as much time off as I choose to on a month to month basis.

Company Image

Homecare has been a nice change of pace considering my previous employers. But I am generally a multitasking "busy body" and therefore I do not believe homecare will be my end point for my career in the long run.

Workplace Safety

There are a few trainings that employees can attend in order to have better knowledge on certain aspects of the job.

Challenging Work

Getting to know a primary client is difficult initially because you have to adjust yourself to the client home and client themself. The difficult part for me is picking up shifts with other clients that I do not know. Walking into the home with very little information can be hard depending on the client needs and the way they choose to live.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication between case managers and different departments within the main office.

What I like about the company

After being off work for 3+ months with pregnancy complications and having a premature baby, this agency as well as homecare in general has provided me with flexibility on hours and availability without negative repercussions. It is generally a quiet and laid back environment and the case managers do their best to provide all of the information about clients, their homes, the way they like to live, their location etc. in order to find you a good fit.

What I dislike about the company

I feel there is a disconnect in communication at times with different departments within the main office that I wish would improve. Also- many times other case managers will message me about picking up shifts with their clients without checking my current work schedule. I don't like not replying but it gets a bit redundant telling multiple case managers that I am not available because I am working with my regular client during my same weekly scheduled shifts.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Centria Healthcare LLC
  • City
    Farmington Hills
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others