Transitions Care for Life-Limiting Illnesses
What is Transitions?
Transitions is a free support program for individuals and their families coping with the emotional and logistical challenges of life-limiting illnesses, including advanced dementia, congestive heart failure, metastatic cancer, and renal failure.
Specially-trained volunteers visit weekly to provide companionship and engage participants in a variety of ways:
- Sharing memories
- Playing games
- Reading aloud
- Listening to music
- Looking at family photographs
- Spending time outdoors
A nurse coordinator visits at least once a month to monitor each participant’s health and well-being, to provide hospice education, to make referrals for additional community support, and to assess the home for safety. “Home” may be a private residence, a retirement community, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or an independent living facility.
If necessary, a nurse liaison is available to help Transitions participants and their families navigate hospitalizations.
Who qualifies for Transitions?
Transitions care is available to any Montgomery County, MD resident with a life-limiting condition who is not eligible or emotionally ready for hospice. Many participants are still undergoing medical treatment, and services are available up to one year.
We invite you to learn more about how Transitions can help you or a loved one by contacting JSSA at 301-816-2676.