For over 50 years, Extendicare's qualified and experienced staff has been helping people live better through a commitment to quality care and service that includes skilled nursing care, home health care, retirement living, and management and consulting services.
We are proud to be at the forefront of senior care across Canada and work closely with government, community agencies, researchers, and our care partners, including families, to address needs, close gaps, solve problems and advance best practices. We employ thousands of people across the country who have made it their career and goal in life to care, and we have made it our priority to make sure they are trained and supported to provide the best care possible.
Helping People Live Better.
We help our residents and clients live better by promoting quality of life.
We create remarkable moments through highly engaged and motivated team members.
Stakeholders know this because we continuously measure, improve and publicly share our performance.
Our vision is to be the best senior care and services company in Canada.
At Extendicare, we value our customers and our team who cares for them. We are committed to treating them with dignity and respect in an atmosphere of compassion. As health care professionals, we take pride in being responsive to the needs of those who rely on us.
Customer Satisfaction. We strive to provide care and services to our customers which exceed their expectations.
Excellence. We believe aspiring to excellence leads to continuous quality improvement in our provision of care to residents.
Respect. We value each employee, encourage equal opportunity for growth and recognize achievement.
Integrity. We believe in honesty and fairness in our relationships with others.
Accountability. We believe we are accountable for the quality of services we provide to our customers.
Communication. We listen to each other and foster open and honest communication.
Teamwork. We believe that working as a team creates an environment that allows us to reach our potential.
Environment. We believe that environmental issues should be integrated into business decisions that promote environmental protection, preservation, safety and a homelike atmosphere.
A recognized leader in providing quality health care across Canada.
Extendicare was founded in 1968 by Harold Livergant, a dedicated and passionate health care visionary, and his business partner, John MacKay.
Mr. Livergant committed his life to improving the quality of seniors care in Canada. His passion for quality formed the foundation of our company’s vision, mission and values.
Extendicare has grown, since the first home purchased in Ottawa in 1969, to become one of the largest long-term care and home care providers in Canada. Today, we are a respected market leader in providing high quality, innovative and patient-focused care.
1968 Founded by Harold Livergant and John MacKay, and incorporated with a federal charter under the name Pendexcare Ltd. to operate as a supplier of long-term care services in Canada with an aim of helping to relieve an overburdened hospital system. Near the end of the year, Pendexcare changed its name to Extendicare (Canada) Ltd, and over the years has undergone a number of name changes, with the most recent to Extendicare Inc.
1969 Extendicare purchases its first nursing home in Ottawa, Ontario, and begins construction on four facilities in the province.
1975 Extendicare launches Para Med Home Health Care now Canada’s largest home care provider.
1976 Extendicare expands into the United States with the acquisition of Medco Centers, Inc., a nursing home operator with 25 locations in Indiana and Kentucky.
1997 Extendicare acquires Arbor Health Care Company, an operator of 31 nursing facilities in five U.S. states, also with an institutional pharmacy business and outpatient rehabilitation clinics in two states. The pharmacy business is subsequently sold.
2001 Extendicare is awarded licenses to construct 11 new facilities, plus an additional five facilities through partnerships with public sector hospitals, as part of a strategic decision by the Province of Ontario to significantly increase nursing home beds in the province.
2005 Extendicare acquires Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (ALC), which adds 177 assisted living facilities in the United States.
2007 In October, Extendicare acquires Tendercare (Michigan) Inc. and related entities, adding 30 senior care facilities, involving approximately 3,300 beds, and two development projects in the State of Michigan to its U.S. portfolio.
2012 In January, Extendicare sold its U.S. group purchasing organization.
2014 Extendicare affects its previously stated objective to reposition the Company into a pure-play Canadian senior care and service provider and announces a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. business in November.
2015 Extendicare acquires a competitor’s home health business and enables the Company to expand its already robust home health care business into five additional provinces.
Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of 111 operated senior care centers, as well as our home health care, retirement living and management and consulting services, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors population in Canada.
Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.
We invite you to delve deeper into each of our different areas of care and services to learn more about the variety of ways we are meeting the needs of those we serve.
• Long Term Care
• Retirement Living
• Home Health Care
• Workplace Health and Wellness
• Group Purchasing
• Management and Consulting
The freedom of independent living with access to 24-hour support when needed.
At Extendicare, retirement living refers to a community where mature adults can enjoy life to its fullest while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. In an atmosphere of respect and friendship, residents can maintain an active, independent lifestyle and still get the care they need, when they need it.
Support services include assistance with daily personal care, medication reminders, housekeeping, meals, planned social opportunities and friendly, helpful staff available 24-hours a day.