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NEWS

September 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Diana Jackson, CEO

We Celebrate Direct Support Professionals

September is the time when we celebrate DSP’s (Direct Support Professionals).

You might ask – what does a Direct Support Professional do?

The job of a DSP is to:

  • Teach people self-care in the areas of bathing, laundry, meal preparation, using the restroom, house cleaning, etc.
  • Support people toward appropriate behavior
  • Transport people
  • Provide job training and support
  • Provide support for people supported to interact and engage with their community
  • Plan outings, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, vacations
  • Shop along with people supported for groceries, clothes, house hold decorations
  • Wash, clean, and gas their assigned vehicles
  • Provide emotional support to those who are hurting
  • Administer medications
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Accompany people supported to medical appointments and the ER when needed
  • Document activities, medication administration, etc
  • Follow all agency protocols
  • Cope with grief as those they care for decline or pass away
  • Work overtime when you would rather not
  • Support co-workers
  • Create a fun and happy home life
  • Work with the families of the people supported
  • Assist with anything else you are asked to do
Direct Support Professionals are the foundation of the support that we provide at Life Bridges.
A HUGE THANK YOU from me, the Board of Directors, and administrative staff at the agency.
We couldn’t do it without you!
Life Bridges Partners – Thank you for believing in and partnering with us!
National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Red Carpet Week for Life Bridges DSPs

Ryan Dempsey (Day Services)
Melissa Coblentz (Day Services - ECF)
Kathleen Clingan (Day Services)
Sep2021-12
Chasity Watts (Residential)
Sep2021-03
Rosalee Jarrell (Day Services)
Tammy Self (Residential)
Sep2021-11
Lisa Watson (Residential)
David Williams (Residential)
Drew Campbell (ICF)
Tyree Smith (ICF)
Stephanie Kruse (ICF)
Michelle Hutto (Day Services)
Heather Cooper (ICF)

Not pictured:

Donna Bennett (Residential)