Do your due diligence--and don't believe they'll actually approve the benefits they promise you
therapist (Former Employee) – Portland – December 13, 2012
In my area, ProStep is not highly considered by the discharge planners at the hospital. Many "rehab" patients tended to have tremendously challenging diagnoses, co-morbidities, and socioeconomic attributes--the worst was their lackluster interest to participate in therapy. There was a lack of equipment and space. Somehow, the maintenance person seemed to have more clout than the therapists (significant arguing with therapy about installing transfer poles-- thought they'd mar the floor or ceiling). NAC's unaware of precautions and failed to follow them. Pt's discharged without being monitored so thousands of dollars worth of therapy equipment waltzed out the door (w/c, reachers, cushions, walkers). Maybe that's why we never had money for equipment. Loved my co-workers--but there was no sense of being appreciated for staying late to get overloaded schedule completed. Only focus was the weekly memos I'd get about my lousy productivity (hard to bill for time spent arguing with pts who don't want to be seen by therapy). Glad to be gone.
i liked my co-workers, and we bonded well over our mutual frustration.
poor rehab candidates, bad management, focus on billing not pt care