At Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1022 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.94. It was published on Jun 8, 2018. 15153 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

We asked Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the nation’s leading providers of a post-acute continuum of home health, palliative and hospice care. Since 1994, Great Lakes Caring has dedicated its resources to providing value-based, high quality care. LOCATIONS

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Jackson, Michigan, 49202 US Sites: 29
Major Locations: Bingham Farms, Michigan, 48025; East Lansing, Michigan, 48826; Mentor, Ohio, 44060; Adrian, Michigan, 49221; Kokomo, Indiana, 46902; Clinton Township, Michigan, 48038; Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546; Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49009; Chicago, Illinois, 60018; Topeka, Kansas, 66614 US Employees: 2,302
US Revenues: $0 million Worldwide Revenues: $530 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1994

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 87)

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2017 (ranked 18)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 94)

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2016 (ranked 18)

Recruitment Team with CEO

Perks and Programs

We asked Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • NURSECAR Program: Offered to employees who desire a company car to see their patients, based upon qualifying mileage, productivity requirements and driving record. These cars translate into a better work environment for employees and improved quality care for our patients.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Assists full-time employees advance their careers and personally succeed.
  • Great Lakes University: Online learning platform allows our clinical staff to maintain required CEUs for their professional licenses at no cost to them and in a convenient manner.
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement: Corporate employees have full access to the fitness center located at the Jackson, Michigan office. For those employees who are not Jackson employees, we offer a Fitness Reimbursement that will compensate employees who have a personal membership at a fitness center and who use the facility at least six times per month.
  • State of the Angels: Annual State of the Angels meeting with our CEO and President in which company goals and stats are reviewed, including financial performance and performance to various goals.
  • Diamond Decade: After employees pass their 10-year anniversary with the company, the CEO and CIO pick out and order a diamond anniversary gift for the employee. Employees can choose from tennis bracelets, earrings, watches, or a ring. Employees are able to request special items, an employee this year requested a custom Great Lakes Caring ring with our angel avatar on it.
  • Wardrobe Program: The first set of clothing (uniform) that field staff receives is free of charge.
  • Employee Discounts: Discounts with Microsoft Office, Dell, Sprint, Verizon, Tickets At Work and Legal Shield
  • Field Orientation and Field Staff Mentors: New field staff work with an Education Preceptor and a Mentor who help them finish their training. : A Mentor is a current Great Lakes Caring field staff member who serves as an adviser and guides new employees through the field portion of orientation.
  • Dress Down Jean Days: employees pay one dollar to wear jeans and the proceeds benefit the Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation


$29,900 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Aide $58,886 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Registered Nurses
88% Company-paid health coverage for employees 78% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
88% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$1,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Back office Staff


16 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 16 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
11 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (40% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (2% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (21% have access)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$20,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Branch Employees


Nurse Car Program

How to Get Hired

We asked Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

The best employee is one that understand what we as a company are here for. It is the patient who needs us regardless of the job you have, we all play a vital role in making sure each patient story is a success.  We want compassionate, strong, hardworking, ethical, caring and dedicated employees.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

To get our attention, apply for positions that are applicable to their training, be extremely professional by coming to an interview with your best foot forward.  Be dressed for the job you want, not necessarily the job you have.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We welcome all that apply.  We love experienced individuals as some of our positions are very specialized, however we look for a great fit with strong values, compassion and those who care and carryout our mission.  We have a strong need for Registered Nurses, LPN’s and Social Workers.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Use their resources, that includes the internet.  Looking at the websites, finding resources that have reviews on the company.   Check with individuals who know about the company and what they know.

hiring Outlook

1,100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 67% Job Growth
961 Average applicants per opening 25,935 Total job applicants
34% New hires by employee referrals 27% Openings filled by current employees
26 Recent graduates hired 19% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
135% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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