1. Try an in house survey of current associates. Grievance system is presently set up to expose potential whistleblowers to their demise. Surveys as requested by Emeritus currently are done by facility directors to families with the results being filtered through the E.D.. Is there something wrong with this picture?
    This is to include the integrity of the Emeritus paid Human Resource department.

  2. Hello, I am an employee of emeritus, and i have a story that will make anyone reconsider the thought of an assisted living facility such as emeritus. The stories of neglect and and abuse that i have are unbelievably true, and in so many ways wrong and discusting. if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you

  3. I would like to say that assisted livings are warehouses for the elderly, who family does not want to pay for a nursing home. Nursing homes fall under standards of care and that is why they are 13000 a month as opposed to 3500 a month

  4. Staff turnover and profit margins need to be evaluated at many facilities since this could be the underpins of quality care. Companies such as Senior Housing Solutions <a href="http:// (” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>( will investigate not only the facility but the company behind it, to ensure the resident is making a well informed decision.

  5. That is not entirely true. If your loved one needs help with ADLs (activities of daily living: dressing, cooking bathing) or custodial care for dementia (making sure they take their meds, don't wander off, eat properly, etc) these are not considered "medical" problems and nursing homes WILL NOT ADMIT THEM! And nursing homes are no garden of Eden, either.

  6. Assisted living facilities and Independent communities are NOT a replacement for a nursing home. They are in place for seniors to continue "living" with dignity, not existing waiting to die. My grandmother is 94 and in no way needing to be in a nursing home. Nor, would I ever place her in a nursing home. Does she need help occassionally, yes, which is where assisted living comes in. It is an excellent in between choice. I know… I work at a wonderful retirement community providing both independent and assisted care. Nursing homes are for those that need 24 hour care and death is near.

  7. Hi,
    I am a DPOA in California and need to have some good strategies for dealing with the assisted living facilities where my two friends live. These places are for profit and do not really care for the residents like they should and have sophisticated methods for circumventing advocacy. The oversight agencies such as the ombudsman and mental health patients rights do little or nothing to investigate. In one case the owner of the facility blocked me from obtaining medical records by having the resident sign up with a new DPOA, because I was assisting in an investigation with the assisted living waiver program the resident was under. He had cellulitis nd the staff let the edema get out of hand. it started to weep and the ALWP S/W found out and cited the owner because she did not report it to anyone including me.

    Any advice you can give me would be helpful. Thnx

  8. The non-profits in our area are so expensive that our elderly relative had her choice of a shared room at Emeritus, in a nice neighborhood, or a shared room in a very rural or inner city area. She loves it there, with other people her age who don't work who can enjoy the remainder of their lives. She cannot negotiate her only living child's home, which is all stairs and with a working family, so she's a prisoner there. The people at Emeritus are mostly caring folks who do try to be helpful and do a good job. I know they have warts–people are people everywhere. Many families have all sorts of crazy going on that makes Emeritus look downright functional! I'd definitely go there if I needed assistance, even with the focus on the negatives.

  9. As a current employee of an Emeritus, I can say without question that in the region & district of the facility I work for that neglect of the residents is the given. I have seen a total turnover of management four times in my employment there. The reasons given by all management who have left as well as the innumerable caregivers, med techs, LPN's, & RN's who have come and gone in quick succession are the very circumstances cited in the Frontline documentary. That presentation was spot on in vocalizing & exposing the commonplace practices of Emeritus communities: budget-slashing, leaving inadequate staffing and overworked employees instead of focusing on sufficient & quality care for its residents. The corporation's motto allegedly states "where our family is committed to yours". This certainly is not the practice in any of the four facilities in the Emeritus region where I am employed. If there are satisfied employess, or residents, or their families; I can assure you they are in the minority; & the exception rather than the rule.

  10. Im a current employee I feel that Emeritus doesn't care of the employees we are the ones short changed overally caring for the residents we love and we get no incentives nothing for holidays lousy pay raises and the first someone may say go somewhere else if the job market was open I would the community I eork have wonderful residents poor managment to boost our morale they just don't care.