Mike Cons has been the DOR at Lake Pleasant Post-Acute Care for the past two and half years and was an Occupational Therapist at the facility prior to that. He was motivated to move into the leadership role by his colleague’s dedication and drive to provide the best patient care and by their willingness to go to any lengths to help their patients achieve their goals.
Lake Pleasant offers skilled therapy, long term care therapy and outpatient therapy. The are currently in communication with several local ILF/ALF’s to offer mobile outpatient services. The interdisciplinary team at Lake Pleasant is special. Each person on that team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and their ability to collaborate and problem solve to provide the best patient experience is second to none. The therapy team at Lake Pleasant not only works well together – they regularly get together outside of work to celebrate work accomplishments as well as personal and family milestones.
Lake Pleasant is also a training ground for future therapy leaders in our organization. Mike has has several therapists go through our DORITO program and one has recently been promoted to DOR in another facility. One of Mike’s most meaningful patient experiences recently involved a long term care resident. The team as a whole is very proud of their long term care programming and how much it has helped the Lake Pleasant residents. Mikes says that because of his talented and dedicated team, many of the long term care residents have rehabilitated to the point where they no longer need to be in a SNF and have returned to the community. He recently had a military veteran transfer to Lake Pleasant from another facility. He had been in a long term care setting for three years and voiced his desire to live on his own. Our therapy team worked tirelessly with this resident and after about six months, he was able to discharge to an assisted living facility and has been successful in his new, more independent setting.
Lake Pleasant is located in Northwest Peoria, AZ and is surrounded by new, charming master planned communities with tree lined parks, walking trails and Lake Pleasant Regional Park which offers boating, fishing and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. If this sounds appealing, we currently have openings for a full time Physical Therapist and full time Occupational Therapy Assistant on our team!
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