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For 50 years, Extendicare has been helping people live better…

Providing quality care and services to seniors across Canada.

Caring for people is at the core of everything we do

Half a century, that’s how long Extendicare has been helping people live better.  We have shared remarkable moments with thousands of people throughout the years. In 2018, it’s time to celebrate how far we’ve come together and dream about how far we can go from here. One thing is certain, Extendicare will continue to be the leader in providing care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Be a part of our celebration. Read and learn about Extendicare’s history and browse our photos galleries.

Extendicare’s history

Harold Livergant Co Founder of Extendicare

  • 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 changes 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. 

Extendicare New Orchard Lodge

  • 1974: Extendicare launches ParaMed Home Health Care – now one of Canada’s largest home care providers. Also signs first contract to develop and manage a home on behalf of a partner.
  • 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.
  • 1978: Extendicare services 50 owned and managed centres (owns, leases or manages 24 nursing, manages 1 hospital in Canada and 26 in the US)
  • 1990: Extendicare launches LTC Group Purchasing, a bulk purchasing business to assist other health care providers in getting the best pricing on equipment and products. Now called SGP Purchasing Partner Network.

  • 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.
  • 2010: Extendicare formally brands its management and consulting division as Extendicare Assist.
  • 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. Also, purchases 6 retirement communities and starts the Esprit Lifestyle Communities division.
  • Fun Fact: Riverbend Crossing by Esprit Lifestyle Communities is the only standalone Memory Care Community in Regina and one of the only ones in all of Canada.

2018

  • Extendicare owns 58 long-term care homes across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
  • Extendicare Assist manages 53 long-term care and retirement homes.
  • Esprit Lifestyle Communities owns 9 retirement communities, with 2 set to open in Ontario.
  • ParaMed delivers more than 11 million hours of home care.
  • SGP serves over 50,000 residents and over 500 third-party member sites.

 

Welcome to Extendicare’s 50th Anniversary Travelling Exhibit!

For Extendicare’s 50th Year Anniversary, an exhibit showcasing Extendicare’s milestones will be travelling across Canada. Participants and guests of the travelling exhibit will have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Extendicare’s history, to reminisce professional and personal memories and learn more about our Extendicare family.

The travelling exhibit will be displayed in a common area within the home/community/centre. Residents, family members and guests will enjoy the tunes of the 1960s and reminisce and learn more about Extendicare’s past 50 years.

Schedule:

  • Extendicare New Orchard Lodge (August 21, 2018 – September 4, 2018)
  • Extendicare Port Hope (September 5, 2018 – September 19, 2018)
  • Lynde Creek Manor (September 20, 2018 – October 4, 2018)
  • Tendercare Living Centre (October 5, 2018 – October 19, 2018)
  • McCall Centre of Continuing Care (October 22, 2018 – November 5, 2018)
  • Extendicare Mississauga (November 6, 2018 – November 20, 2018)
  • Extendicare London (November 21, 2018 – December 5, 2018)
  • Harvest Crossing (December 6, 2018 – December 20, 2018)
  • Cedar Crossing (December 21, 2018 – January 4, 2019)
  • Extendicare Timmins (January 7, 2019 – January 21, 2019)
  • Extendicare Maple View (January 22, 2019 – February 5, 2019)
  • Extendicare Tuxedo Villa (February 6, 2019 – February 20, 2019)
  • Extendicare Hillcrest Place (February 21, 2019 – March 8, 2019)
  • Extendicare Moose Jaw (March 11, 2019 – March 25, 2019)
  • Riverbend Crossing (March 26, 2019 – April 9, 2019)
  • Extendicare Preston (April 10, 2019 – April 24, 2019)
  • Stonebridge Crossing (April 25, 2019 – May 10, 2019)
  • Extendicare Eaux Claires (May 13, 2019 – May 27, 2019)
  • Extendicare Michener Hill(May 28, 2019 – June 11, 2019)
  • Extendicare Hillcrest (June 12, 2019 – June 26, 2019)
  • ParaMed Surrey (June 27, 2019 – July 11, 2019)
  • ParaMed Halifax (July 12, 2019 -July 26, 2019)
  • Extendicare Corporate Office (July 29, 2019 – August 12, 2019)

We thank you for participating in our celebration milestone, recognizing 50 years of Helping People Live Better!

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