The Bridgeway program is a free, non-medical program designed to provide volunteer support and assistance to individuals and families who are coping with serious illness or chronic disease. This program provides services that help both the patient and the family and offers valuable community resources to help manage these complex conditions. Serious illnesses like Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Liver Disease, and others can be very difficult to navigate. Let us help.
Bridgeway provides clients and families:
Light household help
Help with errands
Respite for caregivers
Community resource information
Home health equipment
How does it work?
Bridgeway clients may be referred to the program by anyone – a friend, minister, doctor, etc. And may still be receiving curative treatments for their illness.
Once a referral is received, the Bridgeway staff will then assess the client for admission, and if appropriate, they will then be matched with a volunteer. This volunteer will then set up a regular visit schedule to provide services and monitor the client for any needs or changes.
What does it cost?
There is no charge for services provided by our Bridgeway program. This is a free, non-medical program offered by the UpliftedCare staff and volunteer team to assist clients before the need for hospice care arises.
If you or a loved one could benefit from our Bridgeway program, please call our office at 815.939.4141 and ask to speak to our Volunteer & Bridgeway Program Coordinator, Sarah McCabe or email Sarah at Mccabes@upliftedcare.org.