What is Transitions?
Transitions is a program offered to members of the community free-of-charge. It is sometimes referred to as a pre-hospice program. It provides many of the same benefits of outpatient hospice care. It is designed for people who have a life-expenctancy of one year or less. During this time, Transitions clients may continue to seek curative treatment.
What Services Does Transitions Provide?
Transitions services are administered by our social workers and volunteers. We provide:
- Case Management Services
- Respite Care
- Help With Errands
- Help With Shopping
- Help With Household Chores
- Help With Food Preparation
Is Transitions Right for Me?
If you’re not sure if Transitions is right for you, see if these statements are true:
- Diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness, such as (but not limited to) heart, lung, kidney and liver disease, all types of cancer, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.
- Have an estimated life-expectancy of one year or less.
- Still seeking curative treatment.
What Happens if I Get Better or Worse?
Because clients on Transitions services can continue to seek curative treatment, it’s possible that your illness may go into remission. Clients recertify through their primary care physician every 12 months for eligibilty. If your illness worsens, your case manager can help get you into inpatient or outpatient Hospice services.
Do I Qualify?
The easiest way to see if you qualify is to talk with our Transitions Coordinator, Kristeen Terzich by calling (307) 577-4832 or email her at KristeenT@cwhp.org.
Who Pays for Transitions?
Transitions services are offered to patients at no cost, thanks to the generous support of the community and grantors.
An advanced directive is a document that instructs your doctor and your family of your wishes concerning end-of-life decisions. An advanced directive may also appoint someone to make your health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself. An advanced directives form is available on our here.