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has anyone worked as a CARE manager for Senior Bridge?

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by Ashley02 Ashley02 (New Member) New Member

Ashley02 has 8 years experience and works as a RN, BSN.

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I got an email from a recruiter for care manager positions with Senior Bridge in my area. I've looked at their website & I think it's something I may be interested in. It's not home health care per se, it is more interviewing and documentation. The point is to prevent hospital re-admissions.

Just wondering if anyone can share personal experience with this kind of thing. Thanks!

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RN4HUGS has 15 years experience.

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The agency that I work for has signed up with SeniorBridge...I just need to complete the training so that I can do the visits. I don't have any personal experience with it yet as I haven't found the time to complete the training. I would be interested to hear other's experiences with this.

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I currently work as a care manager for Senior Bridge and it's been working out great! I get to make my own schedule, so I get to be home with my daughter and I quit my nursing home job because I make a lot more here. It depends on the area on how many patients you get. You can choose to pick up as many as you can handle. There is no hands on care.

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I was contacted by an agency to work as a care manager for senior bridge. The rate they are offering is $60 and $40 per case depending on the type of visit.

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The agency I work for has been doing it for about three months now. I will admit, I don't like it as much as regular skilled nursing, but there are some patients I do truly enjoy seeing every week. As ianursey said, there is not hands on care. It's a little ambiguous at first as to what you should be doing but they have plenty of training and q&a sessions every week so that helps.

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I currently work FT for Senior Bridge (not under other agency contracts as some others have mentioned) and have for 2 years now. Senior Bridge occasionally contracts with an agency if for some reason we are down on staff. If FT then it is a salaried position. PRN's are paid by visit. I will say my salary is more then I ever made in HHC. Pay is good. Mileage if 51 cents/mile. Senior Bridge is actually owned by Humana whom bought us out June 2012. We only handle Humana clients (PPO and Medicare Advantage programs). We have been in the merging process for abit now. Generally the case load is expected to be a minimum of 25 clients with weekly visits for FT (5 - 6 clients/day). There are many times I have had up to 35 or more dependent on the staffing situation. No on hands, but primarily educating client's on Disease Managment, community resources, med reconcilation. My area does Long Term In Home and 30 day Transitions. I love the Transitions program most of all. I have a great director and have had no issues with the job in my 2 years and actually quite satisfied. Been an RN for over 30 years and probably at my happiest with this job (other then when I was younger and could do the running in the ICU). I will say you must have good time management skills or this isnt the job for you. My office is the center for the entire state. It's not a 9 - 5 and if case load is high then you may spend nights catching up charting. Then there are times when I may be done early afternoon and relax abit. We are provided with a Blackberry and some of us are fortunate to have Ipads supplied as we are entirely computerized. They anticipate everyone to have an Ipad after 1st of year. On-call is also part of the job but I have yet to go out when on call over my 2 years with the company. I will say the on call pay is $225/week just to answer the phone, so don't mind it at all. I have gone without a single call when on call many times. It can be flexible if you have a doctor's appt or other personal things if not excessive without having to use your PTO. Some areas have long drives to clients homes depending on thier area. Fortunately I have localized cases usually within 20 min of each other.

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I love being a care manager. Very little stress. However, If you are thinking of being a care manager, DO NOT go through an agency. You can contract directly with SeniorBridge and make around twice the money or more depending on which agency you go through. There is no advantage to an agency, at least not the ones that I have talked to. You get no benefits other than malpractice insurance (which you can get for around $100 per year) and you are not compensated for mileage/internet/computer/cellphone, all of which you have to have. I assume this is why SeniorBridge pays so well (to help cover your your expenses). Whether you contract or go through an agency, the job/training/documentation are all the same. The agency only hires you, sends you a check, and calls you their employee. Once you sign up with an agency, it's too late. There is an agreement between SeniorBridge and the agencies that they with not contract with anyone who has worked as a SeniorBridge care manager through an agency in the last year. Of course no one tells you that until it's too late. Go to the SeniorBridge website and it will tell you how to contact them about contracting with them. I am not promoting SeniorBridge or saying there is anything wrong with these agencies. I just hate to see any nurse get close to half or more of her income taken away, only because she did not have all of the facts in order to make an informed decision.

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Does anyone know if there are any other companies out there like Senior Bridge? Other insurance companies? Thanks for any

information!

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S.N. Visit has 8 years experience and works as a RN.

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Care Scout, is my favorite other Insurance company. Paperwork is a breeze in compared to Senior Bridge.

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I was called by an agency but have not even interviewed with them about the position. So it would be better to just contact Senior Bridge directly regarding a care manager position?

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Hi Lacie! I presently work for seniorbridge through an agency. I am trying to get on staff directly with Seniorbridge. I have called and always get the run around with who to speak with... Seems like they have no true nurse recruitment department. Could you give me a number or maybe a name of someone to speak too. I live in NC. You can direct message me :) thanks in advance!

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