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Our Family Is Crazy
Shared Work Programs in

OR and WA
By: Kristin Olsen
Date: April 8, 2021

Over the past year, Infinity Rehab has participated in a handful of state-funded workshare programs. We opted to participate in these programs where they were available and when we met the participation requirements. We did this to support our employees as we experienced a sharp downturn in patient census and available work hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participation in these voluntary programs allowed Infinity to retain most of our clinicians and support staff that we may have otherwise lost to reductions in force. Workshare benefits replaced a percentage of the lost wages and allowed access to federally funded COVID-19 relief supplemental benefits for hundreds of our employees.

Participation in the workshare programs is granted through an annual application and certification process. Our participation in workshare programs in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota ended after a few months when we no longer met the state requirements for participation.

We are currently enrolled in the Oregon Workshare program through 4/10/21 and in the Washington Shared Work program through 4/30/21. After careful consideration, Infinity Rehab has made the decision not to reapply for these programs when our current enrollment ends.

This decision is based on many factors. Response at the local, regional, and state level has improved in the last year as we learned about the disease, resulting in fewer facility closures and stop placement situations. The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for the older adults we serve has further allowed our client facilities to see a steady increase in patient census and therapy caseload. These two factors, combined with the administrative efforts required to maintain these programs, led us to the decision to end our participation in these programs.


Shared Work Programs in OR and WA

By: Kristin Olsen
Date: April 8, 2021


Over the past year, Infinity Rehab has participated in a handful of state-funded workshare programs. We opted to participate in these programs where they were available and when we met the participation requirements. We did this to support our employees as we experienced a sharp downturn in patient census and available work hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participation in these voluntary programs allowed Infinity to retain most of our clinicians and support staff that we may have otherwise lost to reductions in force. Workshare benefits replaced a percentage of the lost wages and allowed access to federally funded COVID-19 relief supplemental benefits for hundreds of our employees.

Participation in the workshare programs is granted through an annual application and certification process. Our participation in workshare programs in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota ended after a few months when we no longer met the state requirements for participation.

We are currently enrolled in the Oregon Workshare program through 4/10/21 and in the Washington Shared Work program through 4/30/21. After careful consideration, Infinity Rehab has made the decision not to reapply for these programs when our current enrollment ends.

This decision is based on many factors. Response at the local, regional, and state level has improved in the last year as we learned about the disease, resulting in fewer facility closures and stop placement situations. The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for the older adults we serve has further allowed our client facilities to see a steady increase in patient census and therapy caseload. These two factors, combined with the administrative efforts required to maintain these programs, led us to the decision to end our participation in these programs.

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