Capitol Hill commits to enhancing staff’s quality of life

Capitol Hill Healthcare’s staff of professionals essential to protecting the health and safety of the most vulnerable people in our community. We want to ensure our staff always has the support needed to improve life for themselves and their families. Capitol Hill is implementing wage increases and education incentives for its employees. 

“For nearly two years, nursing home workers all over the nation have borne the brunt of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bill Turenne, Capitol Hill’s owner. “They’ve sacrificed so much to care for others during this challenge. They deserve employers who believe in investing in their careers and lives.”

Based on experience, Capitol Hill Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) will earn $15 and up per hour. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean hourly wage is $12.31 for Alabama nursing assistants. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will be offered a base wage of $23 and up per hour. In Alabama, the mean hourly wage for LPNs is $19.56.

Capitol Hill offers education benefits

Capitol Hill employees have a comprehensive benefits package that includes dental, disability, health and life insurance. They will now have support for their education expenses, including a student loan repayment program and tuition reimbursement. Capitol Hill already has a paid CNA training program. These monthly classes cover basic nursing skills and prepare students for advanced career education in the medical field. Upon successful completion of the classes and certification testing, the students are offered a job.

“Our staff makes a difference in the lives of our residents every day,” said Sharon Baker, Capitol Hill vice president. “We just want to give back and help them grow their careers.”

Turenne said committing to the betterment of Capitol Hill’s employees is also an essential part of caring for residents and enhancing Montgomery.

“Because residents depend on them and see them every day, our staff often become like their second family,” Baker said. “Having a consistent staff supports our residents’ emotional and physical wellbeing.”

There are more than 230 nursing homes in Alabama. Turenne said the loss of facilities and qualified nursing professionals could be detrimental to Alabama’s healthcare and financial stability. He sees offering better financial and educational opportunities as a way to strengthen the industry and local job opportunities.

“Nursing homes offer vital services to the elderly and disabled,” Turenne said. “It is a rewarding healthcare career path with room for advancement.”