Extendicare Health Services, Inc.

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Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Employee Reviews

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productive work place with wonderful hard working team
Dietary Aide (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 15, 2015
Pros: fun work place with supportive team and managment
I love my job, I get to learn and experience something new every day it makes my job challenging while rewarding in the same time, I have wonderful team mates and a experienced understand manager, knowing every ones need which make the job challenging and meeting new residents by fulfilling there needs makes my job rewarding .
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wonderful co-workers
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Timmins, ONOctober 6, 2014
Pros: caring people
Cons: hard on the body
a typical day at Extendicare is the love and compassion I receive each and every day from my wonderful residents, I learn the most important thing in life is CARING

My co-workers are AMAZING and WONDERFUL to work with

the Hardest part of my job is a resident passing away

the most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the Smile on my Residents face each and every morning
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productive place to work and build skills
Part time, 24 hrs (Current Employee), chatsworth ontarioOctober 14, 2014
Pros: makes you feel good to be apart of these residents lives
Cons: gossip, occasional mistreatment verbally to other staff and residents.
this company is a good place to work, if you fit in. A lot of homes now have a way of not keeping people for very long. i myself have had a good experience here but i cant say the same for a lot of others. the care given by most is excellent and i enjoy going to work.
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Don't work for York St.
Nursing (Former Employee), York St sudburyJune 12, 2015
I worked at Extendicare York and had a very poor experience. Management is overworked and takes it out on front line staff at times. Most of the Frontline staff is fantastic except the few bad ones ruin it for everyone. They will bully you and make working there unbearable and management will do nothing. In fact, some will just bully you themselves. Save yourself the stress and don't work there.
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It's a very happy place to work for we are a very good multidisciplinal team.
LPN (Current Employee), calgarySeptember 28, 2012
Pros: ice cream, free coffee
working with HCA, dietitian, PT/OT and activity aid to supply excellent care for our clients;
very good time management and critical thinking skills in work place;
There is always challenge part in every job which can be consdiered to be the hardest part of the job but will also be the most enjoyable part later on.
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My favorite place of employment
Support services (Current Employee), Viking, ABNovember 11, 2015
Absolutely loved working with the residents. Everyday was always new and different, despite being in the same building with the same staff. I would really enjoy being able to stay in Health Services, I take a lot of pride in helping people that are in need. Just to sit with a resident and have a cup of tea to make thier whole day. I still casually pick up shifts here.
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I enjoyed it and miss the staff and clients.
HEALTH CARE AIDE (Former Employee), Athabasca, ABDecember 9, 2014
I really enjoy working for this company, I think fondly of the staff morale that we have. The atmosphere in the office has a really good tone and it spills out into the service realm with the HCA`s and nurses. I provided excellent high quality client care and I know other staff do as well.
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PSW Placement
PSW Student (Former Employee), Oshawa, ONJanuary 11, 2015
Pros: fast paced enviroment
Cons: differences as to how a job gets safely done
I was very very happy with my experience with Extendicare overall. The residents that I worked with and the co-workers as a whole were fantastic when it came to taking their time and knowledge of the position and training us students.
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extendicare
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Port Hope, ONAugust 8, 2013
I loved working with the residents, they had great activities for them. Coworkers were mostly great people but a typical day was very busy and full. I learned many things while employed there, the hardest was their ailments and their life ending. The most enjoyable were their stories.
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Fun, structured
Dietary Aide (Former Employee), Regina, SKJuly 1, 2015
This type of job roles around "clicks" your either in or your out, as childish as that is and high school it sounds, its the sad truth of these unions, Choose your battles carefully and words especially to the right people. Great pay, not such great hours depending where you sit with seniority
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Rewarding job
Charge Nurse (Current Employee), St. Catharines, ONMarch 11, 2015
Pros: opportunity for continuing education
Cons: stressful
It's the hardest job you will ever love.
Starts with report.
Next, being sure everyone is aware of their assignments.
And then I make rounds.
Care planning and MDS RAI
Providing treatments
Working as a team to provide the best care possible
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Fulfilling environment with residents.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Port Hope, ONSeptember 12, 2013
Pros: learning closely from registered staff.
Cons: inability to get full time employment.
Extendicare has been a great learning tool as a psw, I have learned many things during my employment and had the opportunity to sharpen all of my skills.
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Productive and a great place to work and a great atmosphere. Clean and inviting and if i needed a question answered it was always answered.
Personal Support Worker Student (Former Employee), Oshawa, ONJanuary 1, 2015
A super great place to work and awesome people. Clean and inviting and if i needed a question answered it was always answered.
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Productive and easy going co-workers
Benefits Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, OntarioFebruary 17, 2015
Pros: flexable hours
Cons: long hours
Many benefits coordinators acquire their skills and expertise through on-the-job learning, such as having constant discussion with other co-workers, reading union agreements etc.
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cook
Cook (Current Employee), London, ONApril 27, 2015
Preparing food daily as outlined on menu
Serves food using therapeutic chart; knowledge of their diets
Organizing food preparation to ensure all meals and snacks are served on time
Responsible for the care and operation of food service equipment
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Family atmosphere
Health Care Aide (Former Employee), Vulcan, ABNovember 25, 2015
Pros: Strengthens you inside and out.
Cons: Dealing with death more often than any other work atmosphere.
Days are long, but very rewarding. Staff all work hard to maintain a safe, enjoyable experience daily.

Very Organized, and clean.
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Excellent Job
Activity Aide (Current Employee), Lakefield, ONJuly 15, 2013
Plan and implement new and exciting activities for the residents.
Keep the classic activities running on a regular basis.
chart progress and health of residents
train new staff
Excellent management and co-workers
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Same as most continuing care facilities
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee), Red Deer, ABJuly 7, 2015
Pros: Great building
Cons: Short-staffed
AHS does not fund for enough staff so there is significant staff burnout, turnover, etc. This isn't uncommon for most health care facilities though.
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enjoy the work, not the place
Recreational Assistant (Current Employee), Red Deer, ABJanuary 13, 2016
Pros: nice lunch hour
Cons: managerment
i enjoy the work and some of the people who work there, but there are time when its questions my own ethics and beliefs, i dont like to put my name and career to that.
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Productive and educational
Personal Support Worker (Placement) (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONMay 21, 2013
Pros: rewarding experience to care for individuals with needs
Cons: some senior staff refuses to train students
Clinical placement as part of program curriculum 261 hours required.

May 25, 2013

As a student, you do not have a paid employee point of view and should not be allowed to comment on any company. As employees we have tons of work to do and don't all have time for training, however as a PSW if someone was not allowed to train you it is because management did not want students exposed to that particular worker for their own reasons. I refuse to assign trainees to someone who is unhappy with their job, doesn't get along with other staff, and/or is not on his/her best behavior with the clients.

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Headquarters
111 West Michigan Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
UNITED STATES
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10,000+
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