Topic: Kicked Out???
Last night while visiting with my mother in the local hospice care center, a nurse informed us that mom may be discharged from the facility. The nurse stated that since they have her pain and nausea under control there is nothing more they can do. WHAT??? I thought hospice was for assisting at the end stage of life. We admitted her to the facility to have her stay comfortable, not be cured. My mom is on a 75mg fentanyl patch and has 10mg of liquid morphine every 2-4 hours for breathing difficulty. She is so weak that she can barely move from bed to bedside potty (even with assistance) without being totally exhausted. This is the last thing we need to deal with at this time. She has been in the center for 4 weeks tomorrow, and has continued to weaken. Any suggestions?