Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Extendicare Health Services, Inc.
Job Work/Life Balance
Great Co workers bad company
LPN (Former Employee), Milford, OH – March 11, 2014
Cons: nurse to patient ratio
The nurse to patient ratio is 30 to 1 or more. You are always out of compliance with at least one of your medication passes so your license are at risk everyday. The nurses I worked with were great but the management lacks any kind of communication. They say if you can work at the Arbors you can work anywhere. This was my first job as a LPN and when – more... I left there and went to another facility it took some getting use to due to the fact that I was actually able to be a nurse and know what was going on with my residents and give them good care. – less
Life Enrichment Coordinator (Former Employee), Toledo, OH – March 4, 2014
Pros: pt staff are great
Cons: corporate team, and upper management!
No matter what good that you do, Corporate will always find fault. To them, it is all about "HEADS IN THE BEDS", the calls are brutal! Extendicare is all about the meetings. Try 24 of them a week! Meetings about the meetings you had 2 hours ago....PT staff are wonderful. Nurses are stressed out, and so are the aides. Housekeeping, Dietary, and Aides – more... I feel sorry for. They are the most underpaid in this company. Want to advance? Forget it. It will not happen. RUN-RUN AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! – less
What a terrible place to work... Never been treated so horrible.
LPN (Former Employee), Franklin, PA – February 27, 2014
Pros: half hour lunch break
Honestly didn't learn anything. If you weren't a favorite, the DON actually tried to get you fired. Making up lies and accusations, anything to get you in trouble. There was nothing enjoyable about it.
Horrible place to work! Your Licesne is on the line everyday you work!
LPN (Former Employee), Duncannon,Pa – February 21, 2014
Cons: you could work there around the clock and still not be appreciated!
CNAs do not follow orders from nurses Management just isnt there when you need them! Work load is horrendous! Ratio: 30 pts : 1 Nurse Training .. What training?? Short staffed ALL THE TIME and by no means will the DON or the ADON stay and help you .. was told to do "our best" CNAs stand around nurses station , when told to assist a resident , famous – more... comeback ... thats not my patient! – less
Regional Director of Provider Relations (Former Employee), Toledo, OH – February 18, 2014
Cons: lack of training
There is a lot of potential opportunity with this organization; however training was not existent and corporate expected non stop work. Time and money was spent feeding doctors offices and their staff with little attention given to the true focus of the meeting....it was all about the lunch. No direction or development; just the very basics and they – more... send you on your way. – less
LPN (Former Employee), Cheboygan, MI – February 1, 2014
Prepare to slave away. The work demands are extreme. Due to their open admissions policy (they take anyone), you will be dealing with people discharged directly from the hospital to the facility. Many will still be in unstable condition so you will suddenly have to shift into an acute care nurse without any of the tools of an acute care nurse at a hospital – more... and without any physician being physically present. Prepare for frenzied calls to the usually arrogant physicians. Meanwhile, while you are struggling to complete all of the paperwork and assessments attendant upon a new admission (you have to do it all yourself), it is not like your regular duties of distributing a copious amount of meds to between 22-30 residents shall cease; the clamor for prn pain pills shall not cease; other crises such as falls may erupt, etc. Meanwhile, you will have 2 aides one of whom will almost always be absent (outside smoking, taking frequent breaks, eating dinner, etc) and so you will effectively have one aide. Don't expect management or administrators to assist. That won't happen 99% of the time but they will miss no opportunity to criticize your performance even though the administrator or those in charge could not do what you do for 5 minutes. Finally, if you survive all of that, you can look forward to being "mandated." That means that the nurse who is supposed to come in and replace you calls in sick. That usually means you are stuck; a prisoner of the place so you can look forward to a 17 hr shift. And heaven forbid if you don't feel like showing up at 1430 and staying until 0730. Then they will wave the specter of abandonment in your face and threaten termination. Make sure that you act enthusiastic about all of the above because if you register the least objection to the workload, mandation, an unstable admission, etc, it will be held against you and you will be terminated in due course. Remember always: To the powers that be, it's all about the money. They like to talk about caring and compassion being core values but really it is just a smoke screen. For sure they will waste no caring and compassion on you. As to the residents, they will make a pretense of it...a good show for the families and others but it's just a subterfuge. Finally, remember that no good deed there goes unpunished. If, like me, you are a sucker and come in on your days off when they call because they are perpetually short of personnel, not only will this not count in your favor but they will just continue to exploit you. The management style smacks of intimidation and threats; the level of care is rather abysmal; and your tour of duty there will be nasty, brutish, and short unless you become one of their sycophants or snitches. Finally, remember that your status is terminable at will because they will...terminate you at will for no good cause. – less
The company is going under several changes which I am excited for all there to experience and hope for the best. The best part of working there was the sense of team work that I was able to be a part of. The most difficult was a lack of communication at times from one shift to the next. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my job and looked forward to seeing – more... my patients. I gained a wealth of knowledge to utilize in the future in my nursing career and am ready to take the next step. – less
Great Workplace. A/R managers and supervisors are awesome.
Accounting Analyst (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WI – January 28, 2014
Pros: free parking, cafe in building, downtown, on milwaukee river, floor kitchen fully stocks coffee, filtered water, cocoa, plates, bowls, cups
Cons: elevators break pretty often, about once every 1-2 months
Come to work and have your cubicle. Work claims for payment or process refunds and adjustments. Management is awesome in AR. Very laid back and friendly. Was able to come in and prove myself and move up within the company twice. They taught me well in each new position I moved in to. Co-workers are very friendly. Have summer hours in AR all year long: – more... can make up hours during the week and get off at 3pm on fridays. casual jean fridays and option to wear jeans on other days if you participate in blood drives they hold every so often or if you donate to united way, things like that. I wouldn't say there is a hardest part of the job. It is a lot of work, but if you focus you can get it done. – less
nursing assistant (Current Employee), Vancouver, WA – January 25, 2014
Pros: lots of overtime decent pay
Cons: everything else
I've been with this company almost a year and all they care about is the $$ they are always short staffed the turn over rate is tremendous Due to the work overload and lack of appreciation to employees lowest on the totem pole. Cna to resident ratio on a normal day is 10:1 and no one wants to help because they're soo busy with their own work load. This – more... company has some of the WORST nurses I have ever met they will not pass meds do dressing changes or even answer questions I had a nurse yell at me for not "taking charge" and doing his dressing changes. A lot of employees Are being harrassed by one another and management And the union will not even acknowledge It I've seen workers Quit due to the harassment. This may be a good stepping stone due to the vent unit and skilled section that will give you good experience But only if you can handle chaos every single day. – less
Life Enrichment Assistant (Former Employee), Frankenmuth, Mi. – January 5, 2014
Pros: benefits, decent pay, friendly staff
Cons: management politics, lack of hours, always short staffed
As an Activities Assistant, benefits and pay were pretty decent, but they try really hard to make sure you don't get full time. Activities and CNA's started at $10.00 per hour with periodic raises each year you are there. Part-time employees do have benefits such as dental, 401K, and life insurance. My schedule was awful; hours cut regularly "due to – more... census", to the point I no longer worked an 8 hour (7 1/2 because you have to clock out for your break) day. Managers are pretty tight with each other so don't expect to get any resolve if you feel treated unfairly by your supervisor. Activities has a terrible budget, and its a constant struggle to provide residents with everything they need. They rely heavily on donations, are always lacking items and do not go on many outings at all. The Director of Activities is capable, but has too many meetings and added duties to do her job fully. With a lack of hours for everyone, residents are not given the amount of quality time they need from this department. Non-management staff (Nurses, CNA's, Maintenance, Dietary, and Housekeeping) was always friendly; residents were taken care of to the best of their abilities, and rules and regulations were very well followed. I learned a lot here, after getting my CNA Certification, I learned that I should've had it before being hired in, but I am grateful I was given the opportunity to serve the residents who I became very close with. – less