Transitions helps patients who are seriously ill, but who are not ready for hospice care, get the resources they need.
Illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, liver and lung disease, and kidney failure slowly decrease an individual’s ability to live life to its fullest. Often, the illness can drain one’s energy and spirit, and prevent individuals from managing their basic needs. The progression of these illnesses can overwhelm family members as they attempt to juggle so many new responsibilities, often with little community, spiritual and social support. As a result, Delaware Hospice offers the Transitions program at no cost to individuals and families coping with a serious illness.
The purpose of Transitions is to provide guidance and resources to individuals and families coping with a serious illness. As a community program, Transitions differs from hospice in the following ways:
- Transitions is a non-medical program.
- Transitions is for individuals living with a serious illness.
- Transitions provides a coordinator for resource management.
One Transitions coordinator said, “We often hear from individuals and their caregivers who wish they had known about our services earlier in their illness. They are amazed that we can customize the level of support, depending on their needs, at no charge.”
To learn more, visit the Transitions website.
To determine if Transitions is an option for you, please complete a needs assessment, What’s Right For Me, or call us at 800-838-9800.