Life Bridges provides safe, monitored housing solutions to meet each person’s needs.
Life Bridges provides many medical services including primary care services.
Life Bridges provides opportunities for each person to experience the best balance of community involvement.
Life Bridges provides Day Services to fit each person’s needs; including community integration, volunteer work, and employment.
Life Bridges: Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Since 1973.
Direct Support Professionals: The Key to Effective Services
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) long to contribute to and feel valued by their community. Federal guidelines including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule and the US Department of Labor Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) established standards aimed at making inclusion and employment a reality.
A qualified, competent, and stable Direct Support Workforce plays a vital role in supporting people to reach these goals. Direct Support Professionals work directly with people with disabilities. They need the competence, confidence, and ability to make ethical decisions.
They also need the guidance necessary to provide quality support and receive compensation that matches their job responsibilities. Finally, they need access to a career path with ongoing professional development opportunities. Life Bridges’ Direct Support Workforce is outstanding in compassion, quality of service, and dedication to the people served.