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Good, clean facilities that keep updated esthetically

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Current Employee - Therapy Department
Current Employee - Therapy Department

I have been working at Life Care Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good therapy facility with no difficulty getting equipment and supplies as you need. Facilities are clean and pleasant smelling. Depending on the director, facilities stay updated in furnishings and nice landscaping. Company occasionally has BBQs, treats for staff; special activities for staff during Nursing Home Week. Hourly rates seem about current with the market generally.

Cons

Tight watch on hours with decreased hours at times depending on census. Productivity requirments are getting stricter for therapy. Communication struggles at times between departments with the same general problems of being short on CNAs which comprimises thorough care of patients and attention to call lights in timely manner.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more money on paient care with optimal force of CNAs on all shifts instead of marketing with constant improvement of landscaping and outdoor structures.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Micromanagement style very focused on maximizing reimbursement and profits while minimizing clinical judgement of rehab

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist

    I have been working at Life Care Centers full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good for therapists (comparable to other nursing facilities), no problem getting needed supplies, working with residents is rewarding, good rehab team.

    Cons

    Excessive emphasis on achieving highest reimbursement levels possible on every resident, despite medical need. Therapist judgement is often overruled with financial goals being the primary determining factor in how much therapy a patient gets. CNA staff is cut to the bone, and therapists are expected to answer call lights whenever we walk down the hall. Call lights are always on. But productivity demands are such that when we stop to help every resident who needs something we are unable to meet productivity goals. Nurses are overwhelmed and turnover is high, and the best nurses don't seem to stay long. Sometimes adversarial relationships between therapy and nursing. Corporate employees from the home office, or regional managers often take a very superior and arrogant attitude, and instead of trying to learn from the staff who actually work with the patients, they try to present themselves as all knowing. Very top down management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Fall prevention and nutrition meetings should be on the floor, involving the staff who knows the patients. Why not do rounds at shift change, with both nurses and CNA's so that the incoming shift really knows what is going on with the patients, and it allows the patient's and families a time to ask questions. Involve therapy staff in family meetings. Make opportunities for staff to communicate up the chain. Staff probably has lots of good ideas for making things better, but usually no one asks for their ideas. And most important, spend more money on CNA's. If you pay them a little more, and hire a few more per shift, your turnover would go way down, and it would be easier to fire the "bad apples" cause there would be lots of applicants wanting those jobs. Customer satisfaction would go way up, and state surveys would go better. If that would cost too much money, consider ways of cutting management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Cleveland, TN

    I worked at Life Care Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have really great benefits

    Cons

    I prefer not to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe everything you hear until you get both sides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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