So what is the opinon of Mountain Lau...

So what is the opinon of Mountain Laurel Nursing Home?

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Hermione

Bellwood, PA

#2 Feb 7, 2011
I can honestly say that the place is shit hole. The staff are rude and disrespectful, the administration is a joke, and the place just has an overall has a bad reputation. I wouldn't put my worst enemy in there, let alone someone I cared about.
countless

Bellwood, PA

#3 Feb 7, 2011
Boy you opened up a can of worms on this topix. The dont treat their employees well at all they are over worked and under paid. They suck the life out of you the want you to give them your blood they have mandtory overtime if you refuse to stay over you get wrote up. You have sick time that you cannt use because you get wrote up. They promise you one thing and do the total opposite they lie to your face. The residents are the ones who suffer when they are short staffed which is most of te time. They have some nasty cnas that ork there and they keep them because they get a kick back from the state.
Gemma

Bellwood, PA

#4 Feb 7, 2011
countless wrote:
Boy you opened up a can of worms on this topix. The dont treat their employees well at all they are over worked and under paid. They suck the life out of you the want you to give them your blood they have mandtory overtime if you refuse to stay over you get wrote up. You have sick time that you cannt use because you get wrote up. They promise you one thing and do the total opposite they lie to your face. The residents are the ones who suffer when they are short staffed which is most of te time. They have some nasty cnas that ork there and they keep them because they get a kick back from the state.
You have either worked there or you know someone who does. what you say is very true about the quality of the staff and the care that is provided. Staffing always appears to be an issue and you always see ads posted trying to lure people in. Some of the staff are terrible but there are some very competent and hard working individuals there.
old fart

Clearfield, PA

#5 Feb 7, 2011
I want to join ''the laughter club''
countless

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2011
Gemma wrote:
<quoted text> You have either worked there or you know someone who does. what you say is very true about the quality of the staff and the care that is provided. Staffing always appears to be an issue and you always see ads posted trying to lure people in. Some of the staff are terrible but there are some very competent and hard working individuals there.
I can neither confirm or denie but however I do know what goes on there. The admin dont care about their employees all they really care about is getting their bonus checks at the end of the year. Alot of the cnas think they run the place but however that is the quailty of people they want working there. The LPNs have no control due to admin does not let them do their job. LPNs just do as they are told to keep thier job so the just cower down. They take a variety of residents and some should be placed in group homes or other suitable placement. that plays alot on the staff. there are some awsome LPNs and cnas that work there but for the most part admin doesnt acknowlged the the good workers the bad one that the cont keep and kiss their as$ an give them what they want so they dont quite . The good workers cont to get crapped on and are not appreciated at all. The thearpy dept is awsome. There are also people that work there that are there for the paycheck and dont care about anyone and they cont to get away with being rude to the pt. and nothing is ever said and goes without no repremation and have been over 20 years and admin thinks its ok and they put the blinders on.
Gemma

Bellwood, PA

#7 Feb 9, 2011
countless wrote:
<quoted text>I can neither confirm or denie but however I do know what goes on there. The admin dont care about their employees all they really care about is getting their bonus checks at the end of the year. Alot of the cnas think they run the place but however that is the quailty of people they want working there. The LPNs have no control due to admin does not let them do their job. LPNs just do as they are told to keep thier job so the just cower down. They take a variety of residents and some should be placed in group homes or other suitable placement. that plays alot on the staff. there are some awsome LPNs and cnas that work there but for the most part admin doesnt acknowlged the the good workers the bad one that the cont keep and kiss their as$ an give them what they want so they dont quite . The good workers cont to get crapped on and are not appreciated at all. The thearpy dept is awsome. There are also people that work there that are there for the paycheck and dont care about anyone and they cont to get away with being rude to the pt. and nothing is ever said and goes without no repremation and have been over 20 years and admin thinks its ok and they put the blinders on.
What you say id 100% true and I fully agree with you. Perhaps this topix will get massive feedback and the administration will see it.....LOL
ruthless

Bellwood, PA

#8 Feb 9, 2011
Are you for real?!?!? Mountain laurel is a dive. They treat the employees like crap, they will take in anybody just to fill a bed, and some of the people they admit REALLY shouldnt be there. They dont care about the safety of their residents or their staff. The administration is ineffective and disorganized as well as incompetent. They need to do a complete overhall on the administration and give those jobs to people who are competent and can run the place the way it's supposed to be. They dont care about the patients they just care about the all-mighty dollar.
countless

United States

#9 Feb 9, 2011
This topix wont even phase admin do to they will put their blinders on because easier to ignore the problem as opposed to fix it. In all actually its the residents who suffer when they are out of briefs at the end of the month due to the budget is spent or they just didnt get ordered or the other answer you get is the truck hasnt come in yet and what do you want me to do about it so the residets have to go without supplies and thats ok NOT ok.
exactly

Cumberland, MD

#10 Feb 9, 2011
countless wrote:
<quoted text>I can neither confirm or denie but however I do know what goes on there. The admin dont care about their employees all they really care about is getting their bonus checks at the end of the year. Alot of the cnas think they run the place but however that is the quailty of people they want working there. The LPNs have no control due to admin does not let them do their job. LPNs just do as they are told to keep thier job so the just cower down. They take a variety of residents and some should be placed in group homes or other suitable placement. that plays alot on the staff. there are some awsome LPNs and cnas that work there but for the most part admin doesnt acknowlged the the good workers the bad one that the cont keep and kiss their as$ an give them what they want so they dont quite . The good workers cont to get crapped on and are not appreciated at all. The thearpy dept is awsome. There are also people that work there that are there for the paycheck and dont care about anyone and they cont to get away with being rude to the pt. and nothing is ever said and goes without no repremation and have been over 20 years and admin thinks its ok and they put the blinders on.
This is so accurate..anyone that works there or has ever worked there would agree 100%+. Bonuses for administraton include cruises and disneyland trips. Ask staff what they get for Christmas..ask an LPN when they last got a raise...
why are they there?? because the majority cares and tries to make a difference.
exactly

Cumberland, MD

#11 Feb 9, 2011
Hermione wrote:
I can honestly say that the place is shit hole. The staff are rude and disrespectful, the administration is a joke, and the place just has an overall has a bad reputation. I wouldn't put my worst enemy in there, let alone someone I cared about.
mountain laurel is one of those necessary evils.
but..most of the staff does care, have seen and heard a lot.the long term staff is there because they want to be.There are college educated people working as cna's, could be elsewhere, but they do care about the people..YOUR parents/grandparents..aunts/un cles, etc. There are a few bad ones. Any rumor of abuse is investigated immediate, those accused are suspended and fired if warranted. There are wonderful people who treat the patients as family, staff has brought Christmas/birthday gifts for pts with no families, even bringing in little extras, a book, a magazine, candy,, something to brighten someones day. And, have held the hands of the dying, crying when they have passed.
staff is also routinely verbally and physically abused by patients with psychotic issues, due to ML's refusal to turn anyone down,
the problem of course is everyone is overworked and underpaid. staffing is a huge issue. Moral is low.com e to work sick or be written up..as another writer said, you can't use your sick days. there are decent benefits for cna's with generous ill day allowance..but you can't use them.so. you come to work with colds/flu, putting an already frail person at risk.
No one in management cares that staff is stressed, barely making enough money to survive. They get bonuses such as cruises and trips to keep costs down. Ask a CNA or LPN what they get at Christmas from ML.ask an LPN or RN when they last got a raise.
benefits for supervisors(LPNs and Rn's ) have been reduced. Numerous holidays and birthdays were taken from the list of paid holidays, and they have to punch out for a 30 minute lunch that no one has time to take. so, people are punching out and going back to work, then punching back in.
there is a lot wrong. therapy routinely ordered for people in their 90's who haven't walked in years? give me a break. medicare /insurance fraud?? Great for people who are going to benefit from it of course, knee/hip replacements, accident victims.
please don't judge the staff. if someone is truly rude to you, let a supervisor know.
They have a very overwhelming job and are trying to take care of people.Please respect them..its all they ask. people have said..I could never do your job. but someone has to!! It is honest, rewarding work. Maybe management doesn't care about us..maybe the public wants to say nasty things about those who choose to work there, but if I fed your grandma with patience and love, if i cleaned your dad and spared his dignity,,if I told someone you loved how pretty she looked today, and she smiles..that's all that matters.
Do not use

Clearfield, PA

#12 Feb 9, 2011
My mother in law was in Mt Laurel for almost 2 yrs. We moved her from a very nice personal care home out of this area to Mt Laurel to be closer to her family.As long as she could do things for herself the treatment was ok. However, when she started to need skilled care it skidded downhill real fast. She had a bed sore that we were unaware of and she finally passed mainly due to the infection from that bed sore. We instructed to have no services to her unless we approved.She had all her legal request in order. She was 90+ yrs old and developed a lump on her breast. They wanted to consult with a surgeon and have it removed. This was an elderly woman that also had heart issues and would have NEVER made it off the OR table.When she got to the point where she could no longer feed herself, the nurses would bring her try in, set it down and leave. The results were loss of weight and dehydration.I could go on and on. She fell out of bed not once but 3 times.I don't think this type of care is happening all over. I think this type of care is coming from many issues.....too over worked, employees that do not care and do not want to work and then the corporation issues of truly not caring for your employees. I believe if you treat your employees well, you will keep them and they will work for you in the end. I'm not sure the corporation that owns Mt. Laurel does this. Turn over is the proof.We did spend much time with her. The only good thing that came out of this is the extra time she had with her family. We reported this to the state and obviously nothing has been done. They should be held accountable for their actions and they are not. I would not use Mt Laurel for my worse enemy!!
countless

Altoona, PA

#13 Feb 9, 2011
The union doesnt even really protect thier own. The LPN's get the shaft all the time. They have to work so many hours to get to get one hour of BOB time. They are exspected to pass meds do tx and sometimes feed pts that the thearpy dept has deemed Licensed feed by LPN during thier morning med pass then they get in trouble because they are out of state compliance with their med pass. the RN's get the shaft as well they have alot put on them then they pass it on to the LPN's whitch sometimes is out of thier scope of practice but they do it because they are asked to do it for thier suppervisor.For christmas the staff gets NOTHING no even a christmas card or a good job well done. Im not saying all the staff are bad apples but there are quit a bit who are there for the pay check. Atleast the cna's get a raise twice a year while mangement (LPN's & RN's)might get one once a year if they are lucky with an average of being a whole twenty-five cents wooohooo. I know there are some cna's that go above and beyond for thier resident's and there are some LPN's that go above and beyond for the resident's and thier family members to but wait I do beleive thay got rid of them why you ask because they give a damn when no one else did or took the time to answer a simple question or gave them a hug when thier loved one was passing away and gave them sympathy and continue to treat the dying with respect that the deserved, but those are the kind of people they let go and dont want working for them. The minute you open up your mouth about something admin acts like it is the first time they ever heard about it when in fact they knew all along that it has been going on. They have an ADON that is as about as friendly and concern as a bear she is clearly there for the pay check if you go to her with a problem she blows you off clearly she doesnt want to be there is there for the pay check and te title that she carries doesnt get her any respectand is rude as well.
lilmiss

Martinsburg, PA

#14 Feb 9, 2011
I too agree that staff is over worked and underpaid, I also agree that the staffing shortage is getting REALLY ridiculous and it's sad that those residents have to deal with it on a regular basis anymore. HOWEVER I disagree that the staff is ALL rude and ALL the admin is useless (or whatever negative word you want to use). I myself know first hand that there are numerous staff members that would do practically anything to put a smile of your loved ones face. I know a CNA that used to bring her dog into work just so the residents could get the joy of having a pet again. I know an LPN that bought Christmas gifts, for every resident that did not have family, out of her own pocket.(Which is saying a lot considering how little the staff gets paid) As far as the DON goes she could not care more about those residents. Do I always agree with everything she says or does? NO! Does anyone agree with anybody 100% in the workforce? But the DON is VERY caring towards staff and residents.
My recommendation for Mountain Laurel (as if they'd ever see this) is pay those who aren't union better and union members, you need to fight for better wages rather than just complaining about it to people who have no control over it. That's what you pay them ridiculous amounts of money for every paycheck. Another recommendation for Mountain Laurel, keep your staffing up and your staff happy so you can actually keep people and cut back on your workers compensation claims.
Thought I was done rambling but I would also like to agree with whomever said that if you or your loved one were treated poorly REPORT it to a supervisor or fill out a resident concern paper which is even better yet.
nursing 101

United States

#15 Feb 10, 2011
ruthless wrote:
Are you for real?!?!? Mountain laurel is a dive. They treat the employees like crap, they will take in anybody just to fill a bed, and some of the people they admit REALLY shouldnt be there. They dont care about the safety of their residents or their staff. The administration is ineffective and disorganized as well as incompetent. They need to do a complete overhall on the administration and give those jobs to people who are competent and can run the place the way it's supposed to be. They dont care about the patients they just care about the all-mighty dollar.
WOW!!!!! I am so glad that I have read this whole page. I strongly agree with everything that has been said . I had to make a decision that would affect the rest of my career. After reading this page, I believe I made the right decision. I hope these comments save what devoted and excellent workers they have left. Sincerely nursing 101
countless

Houtzdale, PA

#16 Feb 11, 2011
The DON may be a nice person and all but she has her blinders on as well. She covers her own as$ when it comes to problems, She tells you what she thinks you want to hear and then does another and as you walk out of her office the problem goes away. The staff stays because they are to old to find another job or they have just settled and contine to be miserable because misery enjoys company. They stay due to lack of jobs local increased cost living going up they can barley afford to leave MLNRC to seek employment else where ad they continue to complain about their job and how poor the pay is. The Admin all drive new cars and some of the staff can barley keep thier cars running. And nursing 101 glad we all helped you out good luck to you on you search.
ruthless

Bellwood, PA

#17 Feb 11, 2011
the DON might be a caring person but she wont do jack about the problems you take to her. she will tell you what she wants to hear and that's the end of it. she's a company yes man all the way. They work the staff like dogs and never reward them while they get to have the luxury of the pay bonuses and comp-ed trips. the place is a toxic environment if ever i saw one.
nursie

Uniontown, PA

#18 Feb 11, 2011
wow this is sad, i got my training at Mt Laurl 35 years ago and the place sucked then, I have worked in 3 different nursing home out of clearfield to and whats so sad they are all run the same, short staffed and underpaid and worked like dogs, the patients are the onse suffering because they dont get the care that they are paying for therefore all these nursing homes do is suck the patient dry, my aunt was in Mt Laurl , a little lady 87 pounds and no legs and it took 3 girls to get her from the bed to a wheel chair, whats up with that, then to let her set on a bedside potty chair for over an hour.
Matt Houser

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Feb 11, 2011
nursie wrote:
wow this is sad, i got my training at Mt Laurl 35 years ago and the place sucked then, I have worked in 3 different nursing home out of clearfield to and whats so sad they are all run the same, short staffed and underpaid and worked like dogs, the patients are the onse suffering because they dont get the care that they are paying for therefore all these nursing homes do is suck the patient dry, my aunt was in Mt Laurl , a little lady 87 pounds and no legs and it took 3 girls to get her from the bed to a wheel chair, whats up with that, then to let her set on a bedside potty chair for over an hour.
Apparently grammar and punctuation were not part of your training.
Nuts

Clearfield, PA

#20 Feb 11, 2011
Matt Houser wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently grammar and punctuation were not part of your training.
Apparently anger control was not part of your training as a police officer.
GoGetALife

Rossiter, PA

#21 Feb 12, 2011
Matt Houser wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently grammar and punctuation were not part of your training.
Matt Houser, this is why nobody can stand you. This is none of your business. Mt. Laurel is something for which you have no idea. Go do something with yourself instead of sitting on some stupid website causing even more trouble. If you live in Pittsburgh and you are still overly concerned with gossip from little Clearfield, PA, you have big-time issues and really need to get some deep psychotherapy. You have a serious mental disorder.

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