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Not much hours
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, Toronto, ONDecember 4, 2015
You will gain experience but they have lots of short hours and most of the clients love to complain about Bayshore. The management and recruiters are nice
Pros
Experience
Cons
hours too short such and sometimes distance far
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Productive,
Home Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ONDecember 28, 2014
Going to residents houses and helping them in there homes with there everyday living, making sure they took there medication.
Management where very supportive with making your schedule around you.
My coworkers where also good to work with, we would have different times at the home but we always made sure the residence where taken care of.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that the families didn't have to worry as much knowing they had someone there to take care of there loved one.
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homest patient
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BCMay 10, 2014
The most enjoyable part of my job ..Because I love to takecare. Elderly to make them happy and they need it coz mostly they are alone and independent
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Depressing, demoralizing place to work
Community Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Langley, BCJune 29, 2013
You have to phone two hours before you are ' available' to work
You will have few hours of paid time for the hours you are being sent out for. Everyday when you see your hours and how they are organized it is a DISAPPOINTMENT,
You could make more money on a daily basis as a cashier at a gas station than as an educated care aide working for this company.
You will never be able to reach anyone in the 'top run' office.they know you are calling to complain or call in sick, they don't want to hear you....leave a message so they can say later that they never received it. THAT'S MORE TYPICAL.
The scheduler is short and dismissive of your enquiries and won't give you MORE hours, not their fault they are told how to schedule you, by the higher ups, its a closely guarded secret to keep you well below any thing near 40 hours a week, they are told to never divulge how many hours you may or may or may NOT GET, ' we are working on it' is what they are trained to say as they ignore your requests for more hours.
You won't know from one day to the next how many hours you may have. But you will need to be available no matter what. You can't change their demands on you...the noose just gets tighter!
Complaining about it will only get your very few hours cut even more. But first they will threaten you with loosing your job like its a precious position and not a life draining climate.
They don't care if you aren't getting enough hours to actually live on, only that you make yourself available to them so they can send you all over the place,You will be lucky to be compensated for 60% of your schedule,you'll
  more... be out in bad weather, late at night or early in the morning or both as many of the shifts dictate, they don't care!
Your comfort and safety is not taken into account, they only care that you do what you are told to do with no questions or input. They don't want to be bothered with how you are feeling about this job, no matter what they like to call policy and procedure. It's exactly what the unofficial p&p is! To control you to do what they need you to do. You won't need a brain for this job, it actually helps to have no brain or spine to work for the Burnaby Bayshore branch.
There is no respect, only a culture and climate of control and dictatorship.
They don't care.
It's not a good place to be a frontline worker. But if you get off on suppressing your working staff, dictating orders of despicable proportions, hey the office may be hiring. I doubt it as the ones in charge are nicely nestled in there for the long haul. Lord knows they have over 100 positions open for care aides! They are always hiring.
Why do they need to hire so many care aides?....because once you work for them you will see....who would want to work under this kind of dictatorship. They do not tell you up front, no, you 'find out' as you run into one land mine after another....if they told you up front in the hiring process, you would never come on staff.
That's the problem, they hire you, use you, and when you realize you have been taken advantage of and quit, they will have some one right behind you....not aware of what is going to happen to them!
As new hires you get the bottom of the pay scale and that's all they want...never mind taking care of experienced staff already in place!
Why?, they make a whopping $2.00 more an hour!
That's not how Burnaby Bayshore operates!
Nope! It's strictly a bottom line focused company. It is driven to pay as little as possible so continuity of care is largely missed.
The fact that clients like the care, is because they have based it on the hard work of the dedicated, educated care aides and nurses...not the awful office! clients, even sick, physically and mentally compromised clients complain about how the visits are scheduled and how often the office is calling, but when they call the office to complain...it goes no where. Bayshore isn't fixing this long standing problem. No one is making Bayshore clean up this mess!
Unfortunately if you are a care aide or nurse...the office is always your first contact...and that SUCKS! Think twice before applying there for a job. But know you have been given the facts from this site and others. Check out the rate my employer site for other staff experiences!
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Pros
you work largely on your own, lovely clients.
Cons
hours of paid work not equal to hours out in the field.dealing with the diva schedulers
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Productive
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ONFebruary 13, 2013
Amazing opportunity to meet a variety of clients. Each day is filled up quickly. 8 hours shifts mainly but you can work your day around a doctors appointment if need be. You go into the clients homes. Assist with activities of daily living, report, document and move on to your next client. The company/ managers are amazing to work for and treat you with the most respect I have ever experienced.
Pros
flexible
Cons
driving a lot
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A wonderful job for those who enjoy one-on-one work with people without constant supervision.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ONMay 23, 2012
I'd usually enter the house, find out the specific needs of the client for that day (laundry, bath help, med reminds, ROM exercises, etc), and try to fit what I could into the time allotted that person for that day. We mostly always worked one-on-one with the client, and didn't get to see many coworkers.
The hardest part of this job is walking into an unknown person's home and trying to provide the same care they'd get from their regular worker. The nicest part of this job is having regular clients, which allows for more personal care than you'd provide a stranger.
Pros
set your own hours of availability
Cons
too much travel time
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Bon environnement : soins à domicile chez des patients proches de mon lieu d'habitation
Préposée aux bénéficiaires (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCApril 21, 2016
Être disponible, à l'écoute des besoins des bénéficiaires; leur procurer du confort et de l'assistance adéquate. Être une présence humaine auprès des personnes. Être responsable de son travail auprès des personnes.
Pros
Collaboration avec employés
Cons
Assurance maladie collective : pas facile à en bénéficier
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patiente
p.a.b (Current Employee) –  lavalFebruary 16, 2015
accompagnement rendez vous
soins de bases
aide psychologique
suivre plan de soins
faire les comissions
Pros
stable
Cons
pas assez de travail
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