Transitions

FAQs/Self-Evaluation

TransitionsTransitions has been providing support to clients who do not qualify or are not ready for hospice care since 2001. Our clients may continue to seek curative treatment while receiving guidance and assistance during their advancing illness.

Our support does not interfere with treatments or procedures that clients choose. Our involvement is on your terms and helps during challenging times.

Transitions is designed to complement existing healthcare services by providing support in personal homes or wherever a client calls home, such as a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Community health care providers value the positive impact Transitions services bring, such as our close collaboration with a person’s entire health care team.

With the implementation of Transitions, clients are ensured dignity and reassurance during a time when life may feel chaotic or out of control. Our services will help identify client and family needs and offer assistance to fulfill those needs with referrals and links to community resources.

FAQs

What is Transitions?
The Transitions program provides emotional support and practical assistance to individuals and families who are coping with a life-limiting illness. Transitions provides support—from listening to assistance with community resources—for the special needs arising from a serious illness.

Who does Transitions serve?
Transitions is available for individuals who choose to pursue curative treatment or palliative care, and for those who don't want or don't qualify for hospice care.

What does it cost?
There is no charge for services provided by Transitions. The program is funded by donations.

Why do we use volunteers?
Transitions recognizes that volunteerism is the cornerstone of its services to clients and families. A core group of volunteers is specially trained to assist in the most effective and skillful manner possible.

Transitions provides support assistance. The manager lends help by providing: a listening ear, information about area services, help understanding confusing events, options and choices, periodic visits, phone check-in calls, and a connection with a trained volunteer.

The Transitions volunteer may provide: companionship, emotional support, help doing errands, and respite for caregivers.

Why might I contact Transitions?
It can be confusing to know where to turn for help when coping with a serious illness and all the changes it brings. It is not unusual to feel hopeful one minute and discouraged the next. We realize that asking for help may be difficult for many people, so it may take some courage to do so. We often hear comments like these:

“Since I have been on this new medication, the days seem so long. I am feeling lonely, but I don't want to bother my daughter at work. I would very much like to talk with someone else."

“My mother needs care 24 hours a day. It would be so helpful to have someone sit with her for a few hours so I could take a break. Then I can take better care of her.”

No one needs to feel alone. We’re here to help. Just call.

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Self Assessment Quiz for Transitions

How would I know when to involve Transitions?

Take the quiz below AND submit it confidentially. Or print this sheet and call our office at the number below.

Check all the statements that apply. (* denotes required field)

Lately, I’ve noticed that:
  • I've become weaker and more fatigued.
  • I'm becoming short of breath, even at rest.
  • I've lost weight without trying.
  • I am receiving chemotherapy or other aggressive treatments.
  • I've fallen several times in recent months.
  • I've been hospitalized or needed emergency care several times in the past year.
  • I spend a good part of my day lying in bed or just sitting.
  • I am experiencing swelling.
  • I am on oxygen most of the time.
  • I am calling my doctor more often than I used to.
  • I have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
I also need assistance with:
  • Running errands
  • Getting to doctor appointments
  • Light meal preparation
Synopsis

If you checked four or more, Transitions can provide support.

When life situations change...

Contact Beverly Crumpler at 352-854-5200; or e-mail this form to bcrumpler@transitionsfl.com to learn more about how you and your loved one can begin receiving the support you deserve.

Contact Information:
  • Please contact me by email phone.

Be assured that this information is confidential and protected by the federal privacy act.