Topic: Hospice coming to our home
As many of you know Mom is in the hospital with quite a few things going on. The drs discussed with her that they think that hosice coming to our home would be a good idea. The social worker from hospice and another nurse have come in to talk to us today. When her dr mentioned hospice to us a month or so ago I wasn't crazy about the idea because when I hear the word hospice it made me think that death was coming soon. Talking to the hospice people has helped me realize that hospice is there to help your quality of life and they have many people "graduate" from hospice and not need their services anymore. I can see that we need the extra help coming in. I am certainly not a nurse, and don't know all of the symptoms to watch for. I will be thankful to have someone come in to help us keep her comfortable. I am going into this knowing that we need that help and hoping that mom will also "graduate" from hospice in a while and be back on her feet and well again.