Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Lindsay, ON – 13 March 2018
Caressant Care is an okay place to work. The wage is good, but there is a lot of things a staff member has to endure while working there. Very cliquey. A lot of disconnect between management and staff.
Great job security with excellent benefits and very flexible
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 9 January 2018
While working at the retirement home I found the job quite easy to learn and not to mention the job is unionized so once you pass the 3 month probation period you are safe in terms of your position and pay. Has yearly raises and often held fun employee activities.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Lindsay, ON – 7 January 2018
No support, incomplete assessments and very little effort to follow the ministry’s guidelines! Corporate ignores issues and sweeps them under the rug. Negative work environment due to lack of support! Residents are clearly NOT a priority with corporate or management!
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 17 November 2017
love my job working with the elderly but not completely happy , our seniors deserve the best care possible with the right amount of staffing ,equipment and products needed to complete the care that`s required with each individual`s needs.Both from a personal and physical stand point.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Harriston, ON – 23 October 2017
While I loved working with the residents and the majority of the staff here, there was a fair amount of dissension between management-staff. This carried into the general atmosphere of the work-place, making it difficult to maintain good morale. There were also a few instances of somewhat un-professional behaviour between staff and residents, which I felt very ethically conflicted about.
Student Dietary Aid (Former Employee) – Lindsay, ON – 8 October 2017
The workplace was very busy and unorganized. The staff can sometimes be overwhelming to work with which can affect the work environment. The pay was great if it is part-time during school which can help with finances also helping the elderly was quite enjoyable.
Psw (Former Employee) – Lindsay Mary St – 25 July 2017
I worked here for 3 shifts. Would never go back again. The coworkers were brutal to me and each other. Tear each other down and foster a very negative and catty work environment. Was told that managements attitude is to blame as they encourage the gossiping and infighting but I didn't stay long enough to find out. Only took 3 days to find out I could never work in such a negative environment. That setting is terrible for the residents and I couldn't bear to be a part of it.
Shifts 8 hours, good pay
Negative work environment, too few staff for each shift
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Lindsay, ON – 13 July 2017
Most enjoyable part of the job is getting to spend time with residents. I wish the student hours could be a little more, I think we would have more students staying with us then always having to hire new ones.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Arthur, ON – 11 July 2017
it was horrible place to work due to the management at the time. a team is only as good as the management allows them to be. My co workers were great for the most part we were just a bunch of hard working and loving women that wanted the best for our residents. we always did our best with the lack of supplies that we were given
Student Nurse Aide (Former Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 14 March 2017
A typical day for me at work was ensuring that the residents needs were met throughout the day. From working at Caressant Care I learned that you need patience to work with other people. The management there was exceptional, they almost always had a positive outlook on everything. The hardest part of the job was not being able to get a residents what they want, and where they want to go fast enough. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to bond with all the the residents and staff and see everyone get along.
Great communication skills between residents and staff