New Volunteers Onboarding Session

On Saturday, March 17th, Transitions welcomed seven new Companion Volunteers into our program! We spent the day learning about the hospice philosophy, the volunteer role, and how to support our patient’s emotional, spiritual, and social needs. These volunteers will be partnered with several of our patients and make weekly visits. Welcome aboard Joy, Hector, Aimee, Ben, Katie, Joanie, and Mounica! Thank you for your service to our patients! Interested in volunteering? Call 847-515-1505 and ask to speak with the Volunteer...

The 2018 SWHPN Conference

Transitions Hospice Executive Director, Sara Dado, LCSW, at last week’s SWHPN conference in Boston, MA. Sara presented to conference attendees an overview of Transitions’ unique model of comprehensive community based services with a focus on palliative care in rural communities. She also addressed the importance of teamwork and leadership development within a growing program. It was a great conference with many innovative ideas shared! If you would like more information the services that Transitions provides, please contact us...

Compassion Fatigue Discussion

Ever wonder what Compassion Fatigue is, if you have it, and how to deal with it? Join us for a discussion led by Miranda Harris, LCSW! TOPIC: Compassion Fatigue WHEN: Thursday, March 8 WHERE: Winfield Woods (28W141 Liberty St, Winfield, IL 60190) Your RSVP prior to the event is requested.  ...

Hospice Advocacy Day 2018

Transitions Hospice participated at last week’s Hospice Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL. A total of 32 members were present from different hospices across the state of Illinois and our team was represented by Sara Dado and Melissa Popp. As Sara shared, “We were honored to meet with Kevin Schoenben from the Illinois Comptroller’s Office regarding MCO payment & process issues. Senator Laura Fine and Senator Daniel Bliss were also present. Overall, it was a great...

Safe Balance Program for the Elderly

With the initiative to lessen elderly falls, Transitions now provides the Safe Balance Program for the Elderly. If you or your loved one is interested in a free Balance Test Assessment on February 27 (administered in Lincolnshire Place – Loves Park), please reach out to Stephanie Yarbrough at 224.828.4962. For the full story by NBC 13 WREX,...