RehabCare Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
111 Reviews

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RehabCare President, CEO, and Director John H. Short
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule and co-workers are good people (in 7 reviews)

  • Get paid on time and has decent benefits pkg (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The company cares more about being productive than patient care (in 9 reviews)

  • Forced to have a high productivity 95% (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good therapists, bad company

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary that may be higher than the industry average depending on where you work

    Co-workers/other therapists are great

    Cons

    This company's business practices suffer from the same issues as most organizations in the SNF field--eg, picking up patients who aren't appropriate, keeping patients on a caseload for too long, etc.

    90% productivity is just absurd and, for certain disciplines, unethical

    There's a wide disconnect between therapists and management (upper management is the bigger problem, middle management is more of a mixed bag). Having people who were never therapists, or who have limited experience as clinicians, making decisions that impact clinical practice is NOT a good way to go. Also, I've actually overheard management talking about the therapists like we're rebellious children. Not ok.

    No 401k matching and lackluster benefits all-around

    Not much room for advancement

    You get an iPad for POS documentation, which sounds cool until the carpal tunnel starts to set in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to recognize the needs of your therapists, who are incidentally the backbone of your company. Be ethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The new rehab care

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

    I worked at RehabCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Therapist in the field really care

    Cons

    Cost and coverage of benefits, leadership from corporate.. Communication should be honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about you..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    RehabCare, ARE YOU LISTENING!?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - COTA  in  Biddeford, ME
    Former Employee - COTA in Biddeford, ME

    I worked at RehabCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have (had) a job & Most Co Workers, OT, PT SLP are knowledgeable and compassionate

    Cons

    We are your backbone! Yet are treated like disposables. When I'd finally had enough of subliminal bullying, post its, calculating your productivity before AND after your shift, public posted productivity, "beating dead horses" (you know what that means with NO DISRESPECT TO PATIENTS) "Capturing" mins by all means necessary , malfunctioning Ipods, insufficient laptops, Screens, (who wants to do those when they "reduce" your productivity) BTW, that's not taken into consideration. Fed up one particular day after being told when I am ill or want vacation to solicit my own replacement from the outdated per diem pool. Using PTO time to "make up for no hours" and the DM showed up, I voiced my opinions and was brow beaten and treated like I was the unethical one, I walked. I only wished I'd recorded the conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KARMA. When you treat your staff like sheep, eventually what you'll have left is anarchy. People need to work to pursue their own needs. And may cooperate unethically just to keep their jobs. Come to a facility, Some of you were Therapists at one time, make a day of it with all the productivity innuendos, maybe you'll sing a new tune.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Swimming with sharks...

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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 for 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
  6.  

    Part time occupational therapist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RehabCare part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I help out and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Some challanging patients and low census.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to micromanage. Give us some more money for adaptive devices to help our patients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Similar to other businesses that provide healthcare.

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

    I have been working at RehabCare

    Pros

    positive environment, promotions, flexible schedule

    Cons

    high productivity, discontinued matching funds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
  8.  

    Degenerated from a good company in 2000 to unbelievably poor across 6 states.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCC-SLP  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - CCC-SLP in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at RehabCare part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Found working with highly motivated and knowldgeable DPT's, OTR's and SLP's to be a great pleasure. They are just highly overworked. And often sad.

    Cons

    Smart therapists that come into the company, soon leave. Therapists are often required to make dramatic gains without access to materials or equipment. Ridiculous productivity requirements. They work with patients who are often straight from hospitalization and still fragile, unable to do 3-5 hours of grueling therapy a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regular business degrees do not belong in healthcare. Hire people who have actually worked in the medical arena before they get their MBA's. You might get a decent company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RehabCare

    Pros

    Ipad, rehab director/staff was friendly

    Cons

    Low starting wage, little supervision

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical to therapists and the patients

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for more than a 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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    • 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 for 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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