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unappreciated and understaffed
RN (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON28 December 2017
if you want to work somewhere where there is no time to acknowledge your hard work but will make time to point out the smallest mistakes you make so that management can cover themselves. Supervisors don't know much about anything and aren't helpful at all. Be ready to drive all over the place. There are some good managers but they cant make up for the rude, insincere staff. Not a bad place to work if you're desperate but try to look for something else after.
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Fast Paced employer
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON14 December 2017
Excellent Place to Learn your Clinical Skills. Work involved driving in the community and picking up work supplies. Good Culture to work in, and excellent training program.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Driving
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Amazing company to work for
RPN community nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON17 November 2017
Acclaim health is a great company! They really invest in their employees. There is a great sense of community here with incredible diversity. The management is very supportive and allows you to have a great work life balance. They are always available when needed. They always include front line staff in decision making. This company is like family. It is small but mighty!!!
Pros
Everything
Cons
Dealing with government funding
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save yourslef
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON16 November 2017
they are bad they dont pay well and they never have shifts they are bad management , i cant even begin to tell u the things l i went through save yourself the headache
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fast paced work ,must have the ability to navigate a large area via car.
RPN primary care in visiting nursing (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 November 2017
Very busy work environment. Very supportive management ( when you can reach them)
Nurse requires the ability to " think on her feet" and respond in a timely manner to both the LIHN and Doctors.
Know how to efficiently utilize computer programs and work independently.
Pros
fair income
Cons
Very Long hours at times and must work from home without extra pay.
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good
Community Engagement Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 November 2017
Great place to work, work culture good as well, work life balance also great. management are accommodating. would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON2 November 2017
Non supportive, very racist not a multicultural environment. Managers fire who they want without an explanation. Acclaim Health does not uphold there policies, they uphold there own personal agendas.
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amazing place to work
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON14 September 2017
VERY STRONG MANAGEMENT THAT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE to ask questions or even bounce ideas off of. Strong support from other nurses and the doctor in oakville are amazing! Amazing place to work wish i lived closer!
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Do not work here!
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 July 2017
Lots of racism and bullying happening here. The turnover rate for nurses is so high. Many just up and leave when the BS gets too much. This is one place to go if you are looking to lose your licence or if you need some stress in your life.

Management spends all the money on themselves and give themselves raises frequently.
Pros
None
Cons
Lots and lots
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Stay away!!!!
Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON23 October 2016
CONS
*management is not to be trusted -- they look out for themselves
*lots of double standards among staff (if you need something, make sure you are the right race otherwise don't waste your time)
*managers do not know what they area doing -- there are too many of them sitting in offices pushing papers around, acting important
*no support when you are overwhelmed on your desk even when others are socializing (including the supervisor)
*they are ALWAYS short staffed, requiring you to cover more than one desk (managers will not cover a desk -- they are too high and mighty to do such a thing -- plus they are not trained
*no breaks --unless you smoke, or need to pray then take as many as you want
*no raises -- except for top management who are on the Sunshine List EVERY year
*management giving more responsibilities to full-timers who are already overloaded because "there is no room in the budget" to have more staff come in
*no room for growth
*no incentives
*many full timers end up going on stress leave (most will end up crying at their desk or in the bathroom many times before the final breaking point) -- again lack of support from management who don't know what they are doing


This is a DIFFICULT job that will crush your spirit. You need a hard exterior, be able to multi-task, be able to handle difficult patients, difficult staff, have an endless supply of patience for the idiocy and hypocrisy amongst managers who do nothing but enjoy exerting their power over their minions.
Pros
close the highway
Cons
lots!
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Below
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Oakville, Burligton, Milton, Georgetown, Acton13 July 2016
I worked for this company for at least than 5years, very poor, self centered management, they only want to cover themselves... They schedule a staff and don't give them hour, cancels you at same day you're schedule to work, no support in the community, you're can be scheduled to see patients in Georgetown and in Oakville and or Burligton at the same day.. Very low pay , sick calls everyday due to frustration.. If you value your CNO license don't work for this company.. If working in the clinic CCAC policy is to have an RN and RPN during sick calls they leave you alone to see close to 50 patients all a lone with no lunch or break.. Always shortage of staff, they can't keep any of the good ones
Pros
None
Cons
See the above review
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No room for growth, highly unorganized, no suppport when stress occurs
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 March 2016
Non profit organization that spends their money on management only, no extra programs for field staff and coordinators in office. No support by immediate supervisors, no room for growth and development within company.
Pros
Location
Cons
No raises, poor medical benefits, no work/life balance, no room to move up in company
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none
personnal support worker (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 February 2015
good day of work when everyone is happy be able to learn from people not just look at them like clt or residents they are people who wants to tell a story .
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Home care Nursing Pros and Cons
Nursing Student Health care provider (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 February 2015
In the home health industry especially, I've learned that "bonding" is key. There are certainly those patients who refuse to even speak but once you get a patient to trust you it helps the patient-caregiver relationship. It opens up communication and then pushes the patient to really listen to you.

I have found that taking time to learn more about the patient, outside of their diagnosis, can be helpful. It puts them at ease and shows them you sincerely care about their well being. Also, I agree eye contact and smiling always helps. This is of course different for all healthcare professionals but this has worked for me



Disagreement can happen in any setting. You can disagree with your neighbor, You can disagree with your boss or initiate a discussion with a coworker over lunch. But, many disagreements occur during client care.
Pros
Get to meet lots of patient in their home
Cons
Long hours
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great company, Best clinical experience
Community/Clinic RN (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 September 2014
A great place that will require it all. co-workers are really cooperative.
Pros
flexible work load
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Very good
Community Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) –  Ontario16 January 2014
Very nice place to work if you are independent. Various environments to work in since its home care. Receive a lot of support from the company if you need assistance.
Pros
Flexiable with schedules
Cons
sometimes driving excessive distances to see clients
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Not enough hours for the MANY psw hired
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON4 November 2013
flooding the market with psw that they cannot provide regular work for. sometimes you will get NO work one week & maybe 3-5hours work another week. However they will use you for the weekend work when they need you. They make promises they cannot keep, they offer to pay for your psw course, in return you will sign a one year contract making yourself available for 20 hours a week work (in case they need you which they most often don't) you will NEVER get 20hrs work a week even though you must give the 20hrs a week availability as per your contract. Very misleading!
Pros
Free psw course
Cons
NO work
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productive workplace
PSW (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 July 2013
i work in the community mainly going to clients homes ..
And sometimes i do work in retirement homes
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Provide RPN care to the community of Oakville
RPN- I provide nursing care to post-op patients (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON18 February 2013
I enjoy working with a nurturing type of environment for both employees and clients. I also look forward to meeting staff members and giving a helping hand when needed.

Because I am a community RPN, my typical day starts off with calling into the office with the clients I plan on visiting. I organize my visits by the type of care needed for each client. For example if a client is diabetic, I will visit them first. During these nursing visits, I conduct my health assessment and provide as needed care. If I feel the treatment should be changed, I will call the clients doctor as well as the clients Case Manager from CCAC with the change of care. A new plan of care will be created by myself and then I will inform the other nurses about the change. Typically, I will see about 9-10 clients for the day.

The hardest part of the day is driving from one client to another. The most enjoyable part is seeing the clients and lightening up their day.
Pros
taking lunch whenever i want during the day
Cons
having to be out in the community during poor weather conditions
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