When a patient is admitted to Transitions Care, they fill out what we call a “life enrichment form”. This form asks questions about the various interests, passions, and activities in a patient’s life that will allow our teams to get to know them a little better. The questions on this form include:
What brings you joy?
Where do you receive your spiritual support?
Would you enjoy volunteer visits?
Would you enjoy pet / animal therapy visits?
What kinds of things do you like to do?
What are your favorite foods?
What subjects should we avoid? Any known fears or agitators?
What else would you like us to know about you (family, places you’ve visited, favorite sports teams, etc.)?
Do you have any community support needs?
Our staff and volunteers then use this information to customize our visits and make special considerations for patients that go above and beyond the requirements of clinical care. For example, a volunteer may sit with the patient and provide them company while watching the patient’s favorite NFL team on a Sunday afternoon. A CNA may watch a patient’s favorite movie with them or turn on their favorite musical artist during a routine visit. On one occasion, a Transitions nurse took a patient to her grandson’s wedding, something she had dreamed of doing but never thought was a possibility until Transitions made it happen (pictured below).
Overall, our goal is to help patients make the most of the time that they have left. Because at Transitions, It’s About Living!
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“Thank you so much for the extraordinary care on behalf of my Dad and his family. Your kindness, thoroughness, compassion and caring are boundless. You all helped every step of the way in the provision of dignity and love. I cannot fully express my personal appreciation for your wisdom, guidance and expertise. I wish you all continued success in all facets of life.”
At Transitions Care, we take responsibility for all aspects of our patients’ care. It is for this reason that we have a strong partnership with Transitions Medical Equipment (TME), who provides all supplies and equipment for each one of our patient’s personalized care plans. In doing this, we offer the following:
Durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies at no cost to the patient or the family receiving the equipment
Delivery of the equipment directly to the patient’s location
On site set-up of equipment or machinery
Training and education on how to use DME for the patient’s family and caregivers who may be supporting the patient on a consistent basis
It is unique for a hospice and palliative care provider to have its own equipment supplier. By partnering with TME, Transitions is able to provide specialized equipment that best fits each individual’s care needs. In 2020 alone, TME served over 3,000 end of life care and symptom management patients, with continued growth into 2021.
Our medical equipment services often come at little to no cost to the patient. Transitions Medical Equipment accepts most private insurances, and is a preferred provider with the following insurers:
Safety Rails and Pads
Alternating Pressure and/or Low Air Loss Mattresses
Adult Protective Undergarments
Oxygen Tank and Tank Refills
Wound Care Supplies
Trach care supplies & equipment (including high humidity trach care)
Fall Mats for patients who are at risk of falling
Nebulizer Machines & Kits
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“Used Transitions services for both my parents. As an only child with limited knowledge of the life-ending process, they coached my husband and I with compassion and professionalism. We were very impressed with their commitment to provide a high level of communication at every step. We lovingly recommend this wonderful business. They touched our hearts.”
With a strong commitment to volunteerism and community service, Transitions relies on support from volunteers who want to share their time and talents to help provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Volunteers are a vital part of the patient care team. They visit with patients, assist their families, and help with projects at our administrative offices. The comfort that a volunteer can bring to the patient and family is like no other. Volunteer visits offer patients companionship, boost their self-esteem, and decrease loneliness. Each gesture of kindness and compassion makes a meaningful impact on both our patients and their families. Our volunteers are also greatly impacted by their service, gaining a true feeling of making a difference, valuable experience in the healthcare field, and learning from our qualified and dedicated team members.
Opportunities are available in our volunteer program across all of our service areas and office locations, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.