Visit the BridgingLife website (formerly Carroll Hospice) to learn more about the compassionate care we’ve been providing for more than 30 years.
The volunteers at BridgingLife are some of the best advocates for individuals in hospice care, their families and the clinical care team. “It takes a special kind of heart to dedicate your time to helping those in hospice,” shares Kathy Barna, volunteer coordinator at BridgingLife. “Volunteers can provide insight into the patient’s emotions that a clinical team might not always get.”
BridgingLife. I have spoken on numerous occasions regarding our new name (not so new anymore!) and how I feel that it more accurately reflects our expansion in both the communities that we serve and the services that we offer. What I haven’t spoken about is our pledge to families: “Compassionate Care for Life’s Transitions.”
On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, BridgingLife’s Regina Bodnar and Chaya Lasson, R.N., discuss the upcoming event:
Love & Struggle: The Family Caregiving Crisis
An Evening with Dr. Jessica Zitter
It’s time to talk about the most important multi-generational health crisis—family caregiving.
Presented by BridgingLife and Living Well @ The J, join us for an extraordinary evening with Dr. Zitter, a nationally recognized advocate for quality end-of-life care.
• Screen her award-winning short documentary, Caregiver: A Love Story, which shares an intimate look at one couple’s experiences and challenges during end-of-life care at home
• Hear Dr. Zitter present on this important topic
• Dr. Zitter will sign copies of her book at 6:30 p.m. and after the program; books will be available for purchase
• FREE Continuing Education Credits available
Pay it forward.
It’s a simple yet powerful sentiment that Nick Sargent’s father shared with him growing up. And it made a lasting impression on Nick. “I’ve tried to carry that with me,” he says.
“Have you ever lost someone you loved and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” —Mitch Albom