About Us

Many people ask, “What is Transitions?”

Transitions is a program that was created to provide non-medical based aid to patients suffering from serious illnesses in order to minimize the stress that comes with living with a serious illness. Ailments such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke and many more have the power to chip away at an person’s ability to go about their day-to-day activities, impacting both their, and potentially their family’s, quality of life. It is the goal of the Transitions program, founded by Delaware Hospice, to assist patients and their families with managing these struggles in order to provide some normalcy to such a difficult time.

Our expertise in providing quality care and comfort for more than 30 years and our focus on honoring the patient and family’s preferences have been recognized. 99% of Delaware Hospice families would use our services again and recommend us to others.

Our Care Philosophy

Delaware Hospice celebrates life and advocates for peace and tranquility. Once an individual coping with a life-limiting illness moves from finding a cure to seeking comfort, Delaware Hospice provides relief, encouragement and resources.

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Our History

Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has cared for close to 10,000 patients and families in a variety of programs. Nearly 300 staff members and 500 volunteers passionately serve the patients and families of Delaware Hospice and successfully fulfill a mission which hasn’t wavered from the original intent to provide the highest quality hospice and healthcare services and serve as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support.

Delaware Hospice is the only not-for-profit hospice in Delaware, and is honored to hold accreditation through the Joint Commission; the nation’s leading health care standards-setting and accrediting organization.

Being accountable to the community’s needs has resulted in the development of unique programs, including Transitions, non-medical support for seriously ill individuals and their families, and New Hope, support for children and teens who have lost loved ones.

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Our Board of Trustees

The Delaware Hospice Board of Trustees actively participates in establishing and maintaining our organization’s mission and vision. Each of these members demonstrates their support by making recommendations regarding our strategic direction, by providing counsel in legal and financial matters and by participating in fundraising. Their combined efforts help us to ensure all patients and families receive comfort, resources and support when it matters most.

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