Stressors and strains of employees working in elderly care are widely discussed in literature as well as in the political public health debate. A high risk of burn-out and other work-related illnesses are assumed. Perceived success can be one of the most important personal coping resources; however, it seems not to be easy to identify dimensions of perceived success in elderly care. After a short literature review about perceived job success in general and in health care, an explorative study is conducted. In the present paper, five dimensions of perceived jobs success are observed, job delight, teamwork, humour, a strong value-orientation and being part in an ongoing process.