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Published on July 01, 2011

Transitions offers free services for those with serious illness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has redesigned its Transitions program, which provides free support to people who face a serious, life-threatening illness.

To assist the individual and their family, Transitions coordinates services including transportation to medical appointments, volunteer support, caregiver respite, telephone check-ins, and connections to community resources. Services are available in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living centers.

This free service is offered through Hospice of the Central Coast. A medical social worker from the Transitions team will meet with the individual and their family to assess needs and suggest resources to help meet those needs.

For more information, please contact Transitions at 649-7750 or Community Hospital’s Health Resource Library at 622-2746, or find more information at www.chomp.org

ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org