DIETARY AIDE (Former Employee) – Lakefield, ON – 21 February 2014
Serving residents food and beverages according to diet Learning what residents like and dislike Management and co-workers are very kind and helpful Hardest part of my job is a resident passing away, especially if you have become attached to them Most enjoyable part of my job is learning about the residents, and being able to get to know them as a person and learn interesting stories of their earlier job occupations, family members, working as a team with co-workers
Attending courses to learn more eg: Zero tolerance policies for abuse
Very physically demanding job, it is all about the residents and making sure they are happy and comfortable
Director of Care Clerk (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 3 March 2017
A typical day is usually very busy. Answering staff enquirers, answering phones and family questions. The hardest part of my job is that, I feel as though it could be a two person job. I feel like I don`t have much support to do the best job that I can do. The most enjoyable part of my day is seeing all the residents and interacting with them and their families.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton – 28 February 2017
Staff is beyond rude no one helps each other out and everyone has attitude the minute you ask a question....I would never work there ever again and the food there smells horrible.....it's beyond depressing
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – Fort Macleod, AB – 23 February 2017
I worked pretty weird hours, one shift would be from 7 till 11:30 and the other shift would be from 3:30 till 7:30. I rarely worked both shifts in one day. I really liked working there, helping the cook get ready for the meals and cleaning up from the meals. I lived quite far away from the job so the hardest part would be getting up at 6 to be at work on time!!!
HCA (Former Employee) – Viking, AB – 11 February 2017
There is no consistency to anything in this facility. Some staff are worked to death while others have the ear of the administration and get away with no showing and time off for every paper cut with no consequences. Decent staff leave regularly because of daily state of emergency, lack of communication from the top and no consequences to deplorable work habits. Turn a blind eye is the motto here.
"Leadership team" is only there to get in lieu time off, do personal business ie: make husbands Birthday invitations. Talk about weekends and drink at each other's houses. When residents weren't getting break fast until late morning, leadership team would walk through the dining room to staff room to get their coffees while residents had none. And refused to help feed residents as they had more important things to do.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 10 February 2017
This is the worst company to work for. The staff are treated with no respect and the residents are treated like money signs.....the more residents ,the more government funding for this private nursing home. The hardest part of this job was dealing with management, They have no regard or respect for Persosnal support workers.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 February 2017
As a casual staff my typical day varies depending on the unit. However most days are busy. I start by assessing ill residents to passing meds. Then I do wound dressing, notify MD if concerned about any resident, process orders. Importantly try to observe my breaks where I get to chat with colleagues/ staff.
Programm manager always on the facility to assisst
Cook (Former Employee) – Simcoe, ON – 8 February 2017
Poor communication between general manager and leadership team. Also constantly told to do additional tasks not related to job duties which should not be required of kitchen staff. No life / work balance as explained. Biggest disappointment was lack of communication.
LPN (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 November 2016
Extendicare eaux claires is one of the best LTC's in Edmonton. Being a part of this big family is full of ooportunities to learn more skills. However,advancement in technology in extendicare is a little bit behind when you compare some other Healthcare giants in Canada. I am 100% satisfied with their in service education opportunities such as Itacit.com. I am a happy staff, even if I don't get enough shifts.
Health Care Aid (Current Employee) – Kapuskasing, ON – 26 September 2016
the knowledge I am gaining in working with the elderly in their "last chapter" is immensely satisfying. I have a great respect for all patients and treat them the way I would like to be treated; with respect, compassion and knowledge. My colleagues are as thoughtful and this makes the atmosphere even better for our patients. The most difficult part of my job I must admit is losing my patients, although very difficult, just the fact that I can make their lives better and as comfortable as possible, is the main reason I work in the field!
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 September 2016
A very nice company to work for looking after the welfare of customers and employees. Remarkable management that promotes dignity of workers. Co-workers know how to work as a team and always willing to help each other.
RN (Former Employee) – London, ON – 25 September 2016
They will call you all the time for shifts even after you give them your availability. Excellent PSW and RPNs to work with and they work very hard and often short staffed. RN responsibilities are enough to keep you very busy.