Company awards are nice. Co-worker appreciation is nicer. We strive each day to make life better not only for our residents but for our co-workers too. And when we succeed, that's the best reward. We appreciate all 2,500+ co-workers from our independent living residences to our skilled nursing facilities. No matter their role, they contribute to a more caring environment ... and a better place to work. They're dedicated. They're compassionate. They're remarkable. How lucky we are!
If you're a Country Meadows co-worker and would like to tell us what you love about working at Country Meadows, we'd love to hear from you!
And what's even better, they appreciate us too. Read excerpts from letters, emails, Facebook posts and reviews we've received from our thoughtful co-workers:
"I feel appreciated and that makes for a happy day, every day."
"It sure is a pleasure to work for a company as thoughtful and caring as this one."
"Thank you again for always appreciating everything everyone does."
"It is a true honor to work for Country Meadows."
"I have never worked for a company that supports the advancement of its employees the way Country Meadows does. I am proud to be an employee of this company."
"I am amazed at how much Country Meadows truly cares about all of us."
"It's all the little things that make Country Meadows awesome."
"I've enjoyed working here and being a part of this family."
"Country Meadows has been a great place to work over the past 14 years. It's no wonder why we have been chosen one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania."
[Addressed to CEO, Michael Leader] "You are the reason many smile every day."
While co-workers' testimonials highlight their job satisfaction, compliments from residents and families commend their job performance.
Now read excerpts from letter, emails and reviews from our customers about much they appreciate our co-workers. See, we're not the only ones.
"I cannot express how grateful I am to you, for your constant, loving care of my mother. Each of you has made an extraordinary difference in her life and mine. I am so thankful for your kindness and compassion and your always excellent care. ... I read somewhere that compassion is a choice, given sometimes when it goes against natural inclinations to turn away. That kind of compassion shows the courage and goodness you display every day. It cannot be requested or bought; it is a generosity that comes from within you. I hope that when you go home at the end of the day, you know how much your work contributes to so many people's well-being, and how much we appreciate you. ... Did you ever hear the phrase 'angels among us'? I think it means people whose goodness and kindness bring a blessing to those around them. I think that is who you are—you are our 'angels among us.' ... I am so touched at your compassion. Thank you for smiling at me when I came in and for brightening her day and mine. Thank you for your tenderness in her care. Thank you for kneeling down to talk to her, giving her a kiss on the cheek and entertaining her with songs, stories and chat. ... She was relaxed when we saw you come to her door. She knew she could trust you. ... Thank you for taking the time to talk and offering us your friendship." ~ Family of a Resident
"You have a special way and kindness that make everyone feel important and accepted." ~ Resident
"I have worked in assisted living and nursing homes for 18 years, and Country Meadows is absolutely the best at treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect." ~ Family of a Resident
[From a note a resident left in her apartment for a housekeeper] "Don't ever leave while I am here." ~ Resident
"There isn't one person that needs to change their tune. Everyone is on their game. It appears everyone cooperates. It's just very impressive ... My dad gives them a run for their money, and they are nothing but kind, loving and caring for him." ~ Family of a Resident
"I don't know where to begin, but I wanted to comment about the wonderful stay I had at Country Meadows. To be honest, it is locked into my mind as one of the most memorable times in my life. ... The therapists are extraordinary and the most professional I have ever been treated by. ... The nursing and aide staff was beyond belief and I was cared for in a splendid manner. To be honest, I almost really hated to leave. ... You are blessed with a wonderful staff, all the way from administration to each other individual you employ. I thank you for a memory saving experience." ~ A Short-term Rehabilitation Resident
"To think just seven months ago I didn't know any of you and now I feel we are family. ... I want to reiterate how much I admire, respect and greatly appreciate all that you do. You are truly 'angels among us.'" ~ Family of a Resident