RehabCare

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RehabCare Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
136 Reviews
2.5
136 Reviews
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RehabCare President, CEO, and Director John H. Short
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • positive environment, promotions, flexible schedule (in 8 reviews)

  • good benefits, they actually listen to therapists opinions (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management willing to provide numbers that client wants versus determining clinical need for services (in 11 reviews)

  • Company wanted increased productivity even though it compromised patient care (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely unethical, ridiculous productivity standards...unable to legally attain on a constant basis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RehabCare

    Pros

    Making new friends and contacts. Overall, the staff therapist of all disciplines are good caring devoted people all struggling to do the right thing, bound to the company secondary to lack of jobs elswhere.
    We all want to provide excellent patient care. And in all honesty. ..we do the best we can despite the bureaucracy.

    Cons

    My current supervisor lacks flexibility. Productivity is impossible to accurately maintain. No time to take care of all other mandatory videos/quizzes/etc during work time...insurance benefits are terrible. No holiday/sick time accrual (all lumped into yearly PTO) no extra pay for working holidays. Appears to not value COTA ' S and PTA ' S
    Overall, worst company I've ever worked for. (I keep praying for an ethical boss)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your managers and supervisors to management classes and make them mandatory. ..just because they can be a supervisor. ..doesn't mean they should be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rehabcare is one of the worst companies I have worked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Indiana, PA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Indiana, PA

    I have been working at RehabCare

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time. That's the one positive I can think of. I did enjoy my coworkers and staff.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start with the "cons", there are so many! I think the thing that bothered me the most was the fact that the company doesn't care about employees or patients...it's really just about productivity and $$$$. This company doesn't seem to value quality care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go work at a seven - eleven or something...This is healthCARE. You all may have advanced business degrees, but you don't care about PEOPLE! This is healthCARE and we should be united in our efforts to provide good care. Rehabcare seems focused on making a buck, but that's about it. Where is the compassion for employees and those we care for on a daily basis? Patients and employees can not be reduced to numbers on a report.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I was hired for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good, but the benefits are mediocre. The employees and program director work well together as a cohesive team.

    Cons

    I was hired for full time, haven't seen better than 30 hours in 2.5 months. It's hard work and a lot of paperwork. High expectations for productivity without always giving you the tools necessary to meet it, causing it to become a numbers game and often some unethical practices with grouping treatments and running time after separately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing the numbers

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    PD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time

    Pros

    None, none,none, none and none

    Cons

    Lets see...no ethical standards, no support from regional management, wants to push site staff down and keep the upper management in the clouds. Run from this company!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run Fast, the other way!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - OTR in New Bedford, MA

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My rehab manager and co workers were ethical and loving. Focused on best patient outcomes

    Cons

    upper management: unethical (maybe that is why they invested in crap ipads that crash constantly)
    clock in clock out does not work: very disconnected with the quality of care and just making sure employees are paid by the minute to the minute
    horrible pto
    horrible force of working holidays (going back to a company that doesn't force you to take pto for holidays, honors your wishes to not work holidays, and does not put the fear of god for losing your job)
    constantly "farming" employees to other buildings
    rehab techs should not complete schedules -> they know nothing clinically about the patient
    does not encourage clinical expertise : enforces the "dumbing down of people" in order to keep patients from returning home
    asks for opinions of why they as leaders cannot be trusted, receive response and then slap ipad and state the meeting is over
    disconnected with reality
    force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove clock in clock out
    those in kindred building: enforce nursing to abide by your rule of ethics just as well
    instead of worrying about how many dividends can be paid out to your stockholders, worry about patient care and morale
    you want us to work holidays for free...why don't you wok...oh wait you absolutely have no clinical knowledge just a berating attitude towards good clinicians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Huge inefficient company that cares about numbers and NOTHING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THEM.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every 2 weeks

    Cons

    Every department is in a silo with no communication.
    Poor benefits
    Cares about finances and nothing else
    Takes very poor care of employees
    Unproductive and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your internal processes in HR to help those of us in the field that are diligently working to help patients and keep our customers happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rehabcare does not follow FMLA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Therapist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Therapist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have to find your own FMLA coverage. FMLA time will be interfered with by calls from directors about the coverage issues. You will have to be ready to hold off implementing your FMLA rights by weeks if coverage is an issue.

    Cons

    The company does not follow the Family Medical Leave Act as approved by the federal government. Retaliation for not being able obtain coverage for family medical leave and harassing a calls while with sick child's surgeon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the Law

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Swimming with sharks...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapy Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Therapy Staff in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at RehabCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part of my job was the awesome therapists I had the priviledge of working with everyday. My co-workers were the best group of people I have ever worked with!

    Cons

    If you like being disrespected, degraded, bullied, and treated like a number, then this is the place for you!

    RehabCare is run by morally-bankrupt and ethically-challenged sharks. They don't care about you, your facility, or your patients. All they care about is money. They push unrealistic productivity expectations. You will never hear praise; you will only ever hear that you aren't good enough and that you are letting your manager down. You will be expected to cut your hours if there are holes in the schedule because the company won't do its job (marketing) and get patients in the door; instead, YOU will be expected to do it! You will also be expected to perform janitorial services. That's what you went to all those years of college for, right?!
    You will be expected to do or ignore things that are unethical and when you question those things, you will be retaliated against by having your hours cut and then eventually having your position "eliminated". Don't count on direct, open communication- it doesn't exist. You will be micromanaged and badgered with countless post-it notes and passive-agressive emails. Should you have the unfortunate task of speaking with HR or upper management, they will manipulate every word you say and use your words against you and shake their fingers at you (no joke) and make you feel like a scolded child. You apparently have to be an egomaniacal monster to be in upper management. They have created a toxic workplace and when you try to do something about it, they sink their teeth into you and bleed you dry.
    Stay out of the RehabCare water!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Upper Management,
    You clearly have no ethics, morals, integrity, or people skills. A monkey could do your jobs better.You should really look into a different career path. Your employees are the only reason you have your miserable jobs so maybe you should stop being so ungrateful. Here's a suggestion: a simple "Thank You" goes a long way. Try appreciating your staff and maybe, just maybe, your reputation would improve enough so you can get that schedule full and reach that oh-so-important productivity goal. As it stands, the reputation of this company isn't so hot. Might want to consider doing something about that.
    Just a thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unethical to therapists and the patients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at RehabCare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    co-workers, area manager, patients, electronic documentation, location

    Cons

    Upper management, especially at the regional level. Visits the facility along with the area manager once a year and things he/she knows it all. Puts the area manager under the gun to make the number go where they want. No support for further training/education. Forced to have a high productivity 95% +. No room for advancement unless you want to suck up to the regional in charge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put your area managers and rehab directors under the gun to produce numbers that are not realistic. Care about your therapists and pay a fair wage. Lost a lot of good workers because they would not adjust their wages to what is currently in the market. Spend time in the facility before you start talking about things you don't even know about. Give the area managers a break and not have them manage so many facilities so that they can actually focus on each facility and work with with the program managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Money driven not patient or employee driven company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at RehabCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They will hire new grads so they can pay them very little ..hence pts have unrealistic goals and nobody knows what they are doing

    Cons

    Benefits are the worst sure they are cheap but they pay for Nothing ! Productivity is just yet another way they justify the elevated rug levels. Since therapist leave patients running so they can fill out the mounds of online docs very inefficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving PDs bonuses and remember ethics should be top priority it's only a matter of time before Medicare does a huge focus audit here as they should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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