The PSWs do their best in this establishment but are constantly overworked and often not granted the full time regular hours that would be of benefit to them and the residents.
Management sits in the office all day, nurses sit at the desk all day less doing medications and dressings. So as a PSW you will do everything, while short staffed, and then be reprimanded when you fall behind. Extremely stressful.
They had enough shifts available that they would call me almost 20 times per week, but were still hiring everyone as casual.
Give people a schedule and they will make it work! Noone is answering their phone and hopping out of bed to go to work at 5AM unannounced!
Not to mention the residents are rarely engaged, live in tiny rooms, and have little to no space for activities and general life enjoyment. If my parents were here I would be pulling them out and caring for them myself.
Wages in line with CUPE
Dirty, poorly managed, stressful, detrimental to personal morale