Extendicare

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Extendicare President, CEO, and Trustee Timothy L. Lukenda
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Pros
  • The only thing going for this company are the wonderful residents (in 10 reviews)

  • The staff nurses and CNAs truly put their heart into the job (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management does not listen (in 5 reviews)

  • The work load is unbearable, they expect you to work 10-12 hours and pay you for 8 (in 3 reviews)

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    Culinary Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Extendicare part-time

    Pros

    The people were friendly and the starting pay is great. It was a nice and easy place to work with usually low stress.

    Cons

    CNA drama, they dont pass trays in the morning. But all in all everything was fun and laid back there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve conflicts when your staff come to you with them.

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    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Extendicare

    Pros

    Extendicare has excellent Paid time off as well as some good benefits. There are great opportunities for advancement, and a great working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Once you reach of certain level in the hierarchy there isn't many options for advancement. I have gotten a couple promotions since I started 3 years ago but there isn't any more opportunities that I can see in the future. Also, the health benefits have huge deductibles.

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    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Extendicare

    Pros

    Resident-centered care

    Excellent senior management team

    Great teamwork

    Cons

    Top heavy

    Weak regional operators and poor administrators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More admin training and RDO review

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    Resident Care is truly the number one priority, not just a slogan.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skilled Nursing Center Employee
    Current Employee - Skilled Nursing Center Employee

    I have been working at Extendicare

    Pros

    After working in healthcare for many years, I have finally found a company that truly puts patient care before profits. Each patient with out fail, receives the medical services, therapy, and any special equipment they need regardless of payer type. Most of the other companies that I have worked for over the years cost patients out and will not accept those that have care needs that are expensive or more than the insurance will cover. If they do accept them, therapies are often kept to a minimum and special equipment may not be ordered in order to offset costs.Each company I have worked for boasts that quality care is the number one priority but in truth, making a profit is usually first on the list. Not so with Extendicare. I am so proud to be part of a team that truly puts patient welfare first and provides the care and services our patients need. The corporate leaders have created an atmosphere of respect and I feel valued as an employee. Benefits are competitive and actually pretty good. Two weeks of vacation, holidays and sick days each year for the average employee. Medical, Dental, Vision coverage with a large portion paid for by the company, and company paid short term disability. My supervisors allow me to do my work without micromanaging me. That is important to me.

    Cons

    Though the company is very good to its employees, the wages are not as high as other companies. Benefit packages were competitive in 2010---for 2011 the medical benefits have substantially higher deductibles, co-payments and a higher employee contribution. Not so happy about that. I could make more at another company but choose to stay because of the patient-centered focus and supportive work environment. The only other drawback is that many of the nursing centers are very old and badly in need of remodeling. Fresh paint, new floors and furniture would do wonders. There are many meetings, reports and documentation requirements that seem excessive and take away from time spent with patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the corporate leaders are doing a great job and appreciate the fact that they are not micromanaging the employees. That is why most of the staff I work with feel very satisfied and turnover is very low. Micromanagement creates mistrust.and devalues our efforts. Thankfully that is not the norm at Extendicare. Please keep it that way and you will have a growing team of stable and loyal employees for a long time to come.

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