Transitions is available through Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. The goal of the Transitions program is to support seriously ill individuals and their families and provide case management for those facing a life-limiting illness.
Transitions focuses on individuals with life-limiting illnesses who may be receiving curative care or who are not ready for Hospice services. A Transitions Coordinator offers case management and community referral services while specially-trained Transitions Volunteers provide support, friendship, and companionship.
Additionally Transitions Volunteers provide practical assistance, such as helping with errands, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation and respite breaks for family members or caregivers. Transitions Volunteers help individuals and families cope with the challenges of illness, medical treatments and outcomes.
The Transitions Coordinator provides case management services and identifies needs and links individuals to care providers, community services and resources. The Transitions Coordinator and Transitions Volunteers build a supportive network that facilitates communication between providers and promotes quality care.
Transitions is offered as a free community service to individuals living in our service areas. Community support, foundation gifts, grants and individual donations support the work of our Transitions staff and volunteers. These contributions are very welcomed.
Anyone with a life-limiting illness who lives within our service area is eligible for our Transitions program. Individuals living at home, with a family member or friend, in a skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living facility may receive Transitions services.
If you or someone you know would benefit from assistance in adapting to a life-limiting illness, you can make a referral for Cornerstone Hospice Transitions services by contacting the Transitions Coordinator, Ivette Padro at 352-742-6811, toll free 888-728-6234, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Referrals may also be made through our Referral Center at 866-742-6655 or emailing email@example.com. The Transitions Coordinator is available to talk with you, a family member or your healthcare provider about the services available to you through Transitions.
In addition, if you are interested in volunteering for Transitions where you could make a real difference in someone’s life, please contact Lisa Gray, Volunteer Services Manager, at 352-742-6806 or toll free at 888-728-6234.