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Extendicare Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Extendicare President, CEO, and Trustee Timothy L. Lukenda
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Pros
  • Current staff are great to work work with and genuinely care (in 7 reviews)

  • Co workers are great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • working short staffed in an already understaffed building (in 10 reviews)

  • Work load is ridiculous for the number of hours they allow me to work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Short Staffed"

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    Former Employee - RN Supervisor in Frankenmuth, MI
    Former Employee - RN Supervisor in Frankenmuth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Extendicare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team-work. CNA's were good.

    Cons

    Always short staffed. Management couldn't help the floor staff because they were overloaded too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better employees so there isn't such a high turnover.


  2. "CNA"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Munising, MI
    Former Employee - CNA in Munising, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Extendicare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime and situated in a small town.

    Cons

    Zero moral boosting, too many mandates, little pay and an overwhelming workload. At the time of employment it was 10/hr start and a yearly 1% pay raise; hopefully rate of pay was increased due to the responsibilities of the job

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay, additional help on the floor, and provide moral boosters.


  3. "Loved the residents just not the facility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minerva, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minerva, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Extendicare part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was close to home.

    Cons

    There is no support from management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    ""RUN""

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Milford, OH
    Former Employee - Nurse in Milford, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extendicare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is no pro to this building even after the last company was sued due to shoty care. New company bought it and they are just as bad.

    Cons

    Horrible, I mean the worst nursing home to work for. "Arbors at Milford" has the worst management I've ever had to work under. They will tell you whatever you want to hear while hiring you. After you hit the floor it all becomes lies. Morale, management, Pay sucks to!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to corporate, fire all management and hire people who actually love and care for people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Under staffed and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - CNA in West Jefferson, OH
    Former Employee - CNA in West Jefferson, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extendicare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only good part of my employment was the residents. They are the only reason I continued to work in that environment.

    Cons

    Understaffed, low hourly wage, horrible benefits, management was not 100% law abiding.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company sold"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Extendicare (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers are great people to work with. Environment can be friendly.

    Cons

    Management needs to learn to communicate better.Environment can be friendly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Golden Valley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Extendicare part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at Golden Valley Rehab and Care Center (GVRCC). Employees were generally easy to work with and pleasant to each other. There is a lot of opportunity for self growth and education in patient care and leadership skills d/t employee and patient diversity if you're the type of person to take advantage of and soak in all that is going on around you and learn from it. Floating to different areas is common so if you like a change of pace, you'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Management was difficult to work with. Staffing to patient ratios were horrendous at times and patients often paid the price for lack of the excellent care they deserved. Most of the staff didn't have any respect for who was the DON at that time (rightfully so) so there was massive break down of communication and team work on upper level issues.

    Advice to Management

    Patients need to come first. Listen to your employees. Be kind. Smile more.


  9. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ludington, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ludington, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Current staff are great to work work with and genuinely care.

    Cons

    Low pay, benefits, vacation, a difficult place to work.
    Management can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Specific training to each department.


  10. "CNA"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - CNA in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Extendicare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The residents and some of the staff are great to work with

    Cons

    Poor communication people come to work when they want to with no consequences or action taken


  11. "Tricked"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director of Nutrition Services in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Regional Director of Nutrition Services in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Extendicare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Regional positions get mileage reimbursement, mobile phone stipend, and car allowance. And the current supervisor overseeing the dietitians is great. She is very supportive.

    Cons

    Tricked into "covering" a facility further than initially hired for. Been "covering" for the past 9 out of 12 months. Must love to commute. I travel to a facility that is 3.75 hr commute round trip (approx 90 miles each way) weekly in addition to 3 other facilities


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