Your Transition Services nurse will help you prepare for the transitions that will occur throughout your transplant process—such as the transition from your inpatient hospital stay, if you have one, to outpatient care at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance clinic and then to care at home.
These transitions can be stressful times. Transition Services can help things go smoothly by doing things like these:
- Meeting with you, your family, and your caregiver to discuss your care at home before you are discharged from the hospital
- Teaching classes for caregivers on taking care of you at home
- Providing emotional support to you and your caregiver as you prepare to return home
Your Patient & Caregiver Resource Manual, which you will receive when you arrive in Seattle for transplant, has detailed sections on care giving, long-term follow-up, medication management, and more. Be sure to ask if you have questions about any of the information in this manual.
Call Transition Services at (206) 288-2125.