Bridgeway combines the knowledge and clinical support of a care manager with the dedication and compassion of a caregiver.
Caring for an aging family member can often feel like a full-time job, with the support of Bridgeway’s care team it no longer has to be. Our concierge care management and home care services provide a higher level of care for seniors, allowing them to live comfortably and safely in their own home. It is our true honor to provide services to families across Michigan, bridging the gap between quality care and more quality time for families to spend with their aging loved one.
Getting Started with Bridgeway
The first step in beginning any of our services is to have one of our professional care managers conduct a comprehensive assessment that will review medical, social, mobility, and safety needs. The assessment is aimed at providing safety, attention to health concerns, and personal wellbeing.
After a thorough assessment, the care manager will make a series of recommendations based on a client’s present and long-term health needs. Based on the care manager’s recommendations, families can choose one of the following levels of care that they see fit for their loved one: Concierge Caregiving, Concierge Care management, or Concierge Caregiving and Care Management. On-going support and assistance from our care team are provided every step of the way.
We are available 24/7 for all of your care needs.
Comprehensive Assessment and Care Plan
Others say they conduct “assessments,” we create comprehensive, professional care plans. The care plan is an extensively researched, but easily approachable document, which details everything relevant to our clients’ health. It is constantly updated and amended by a professional nurse or social worker based on our client’s current status.
Encompassed in the report are things such a medical/surgical history, medication, psychosocial analysis, contact information for all providers, environmental observations, recommendations, and many other important factors. You will have one simple document to refer to at all times.
Our care plans CAN NOT be compared to other home care assessments. Our research and investigation generate a thorough and meaningful plan that can assist all providers. Your care team will have everything at their fingertips!
Our care managers have years of experience coordinating resources and providing recommendations for an individual’s medical, social, and safety needs. They are able to tap into a broad provider network that has been vetted and screened by our company. Each Care Manager can draw on the collective experience of our entire staff, meaning you have decades of insight and problem-solving skills at your disposal. When situations arise, you will have one phone call to make.
One of our professional nurse or social worker care managers works collaboratively with families, as a true advocate. They meet with families to provide a comprehensive assessment, with which they recommend the proper services, caregivers, or facilities needed for care. Our care managers and care team restore peace of mind to families by coordinating, managing, and overseeing all aspects of the agreed upon care plan, while maintaining constant communication with families and relevant healthcare professionals.
And if the care plan suggests that additional help in the home may be needed, the care manager will interview and pair a compatible caregiver to your loved one.
Our care team is comprised of bonded and insured caregivers who are available to provide 24/7 in-home caregiving.
We know that our services are only as good as the people who provide them, which is why we hire, screen, and look for individuals who have a passion for their work. All of our caregivers and their bios are readily available on our website. See for yourself why we believe we have the best staff in Michigan.
Our caregiving services are also fully customizable to your needs, with multiple different levels of service. The care manager will help determine which type of service will make the most sense. Read below to learn more about the caregiving services that we provide.
The bond between family, senior, and caregiver is essential to our company’s values. We seek to create a meaningful connection, where both lives are enriched by the interaction. We listen, share stories, and form strong bonds.
Medication & Supplies Pick Up
We know how stressful it can be to pick up medications and medical supplies. Our caregivers take the stress out of the process and can stock whatever our clients need from the store.
We keep our clients’ homes clean and comfortable. Clutter and dirt are not a welcoming or safe environment and we want to give our clients a sense of peace and relaxation. We’ll tidy up and make it feel like home again.
Professional caregivers can help facilitate and arrange social events best suited to a senior’s interests and abilities. These may include theaters, restaurants, museums, places of worship, or other events.
Professional caregivers provide support for seniors by assisting with household purchases and errands. When it’s dark, snowy, or our client is unable to leave their home, we’re happy to assist them in all of their personal shopping needs.
Hygiene & Bathing
Our staff is trained to support seniors with their hygiene needs. Our professional caregivers can assist with activities including bathing, tooth-brushing, hair-combing, and shaving. They make the process as dignified and comfortable for seniors as possible.
Medication oversight by a nurse care manager ensures that clients do not mix medications that might have dangerous interactions. The care manager establishes a medication management system so that seniors receive their medication as prescribed, and professional caregivers oversee medication intake to ensure the client does not miss dosages.
Professional caregivers can help shop and prepare meals based on doctor/nutritionist recommendations and client preferences. They can also assist during mealtime. This may include: cutting food, feeding, drinking, and assisting with cleanup.
We understand that many clients are recovering from surgeries or have pain or vision issues while they are driving. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. We’re more than willing to deal with the traffic and get them to their destination safely.