Bottom line this company has questionable ethics, poor management that does not support the staff and have no resources
Physical Therapist (Former Employee) – Milwaukee – November 10, 2014
Dear Fellow Physical Therapist,
Pinnacle senior care is part of USMM, which includes Visiting Physician Association, Grace Hospice, The HomeDME, Homescripts, and Visitng podiatry. Their Primary source of referrals are from Visiting Physician Association for therapy and nursing needs. There is no variety in case load most of the patients you might see for generalized weakness or totally disabled.
The Case Mangers and Administrators are persistent with their request for therapy referrals from the physician. Majority of therapy referrals are not appropriate for home health physical therapy. If you evaluate a patient and make clinical judgments regarding patient not in need of therapy or not appropriate for therapy be prepared to be questioned by the Administrator regarding this. The Administrator who is a nurse always questions and tries to influence you clinical judgment.
I had multiple scenarios where it was not safe for me to see the patient due to psychological impairment, as the patient was verbally and physically abusive but they are persistent with their request. They do not care about your safety. Base don my experience working with them they have questionable ethics and operate in the grey area.
They do not have patient confined in one area so be prepared to be driving in all four counties. On average I was driving 100-120 miles a day.
The office staff is not supportive at all; there have been numerous occasions where they have lost my documentation. They still use paper documentation, which is redundant. They have not figured out their workflow yet so be prepared for changes on weekly basis. Office staff and management are not open to suggestions/recommendation and do not deliver any promises. They are not resourceful as a company you might have to pull a teeth or two to get theraband or so. I have been using my personal resources to address my patient needs.
There goal is to run this place by PRN staff so this place is an open door when it comes to staffing and everything gets done on paper and in reality nothing get done. The do not care about their patients at all , none of there additional needs get addressed.
The administrator is forgetful, inconsistent, always make attempts to change or influence your clinical judgment. I would not trust this company for a penny numerous promises were made and undelivered.
Bottom line this company has questionable ethics, poor management that does not support the staff and have no resources.
I hope after reading this you get a good picture of this company and how they operate they do pay well but its not worth a penny due to hostile, unfriendly office environment, unrealistic expectation and stress related to this job.
Here is what you can expect salary wise.
Annual Salary of 92,000-98, 000
Per visit PT: $ 80.00
PT Eval: $ 90.00