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WELCOME TO THE HOSPICE COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Hospice Care. The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort, relieve physical, emotional and spiritual suffering, and to promote the dignity of terminally ill persons. Topics discussed in this community are: Bereavement Care, Coordination of Care, End of Life Care, Family Support, Home Care, Inpatient Care, Insurance Issues, Pain Control, Respite Care, Spiritual Care, Symptom Control, When to Call Hospice.

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I am looking to put my Mom in hospice care. We have looked at several in the area, and there is one that we really like. My Mom has a hard time talking, so she mostly communicates with me and her doctors by cell phone text messaging. ...
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My Dad was enrolled in Hospice with Lewy Body Dementia. He was doing well enough that he was close to being unenrolled. He was unable to ambulate on his own however and we had caregivers helping with his physical care. In August, he some...
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Ok long story short my grandmother is 93 she has lived a very healthy life and even with her age she isnt like most that have lived to be almost 100 well not that I really have been around too many but I wouldn't think that there are ton...
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I was just looking for an opinion on something... if there is a ESLD pt. on hospice, would you still use Lactulose? This pt. has very high ammonia levels, causing him to be very confused and lethargic. He wants to wake up, speak, but...
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Hi there, I've been a hospice nurse for 15 years, what a gift to do this service. My question is whether or not it is an absolute CMS requirement to fill out a worksheet on life expectancy for a patient who has been on 2 cert. p...
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My dad is a 68 year old man that was active and outgoing a month ago. His last EF (2 months ago) showed his heart was only pumping at 20-25%. About a month ago he went to go walk at the mall, and complained of soreness in his feet. A ...
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Hi, I just have a couple of questions regarding my grandmother, who is currently in a hospice home and was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in July. Currently, she hasn't been responding verbally for the past couple days. M...
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My Dad is presently under hospice care for kidney failure and has numerous other health problems. He was told a month ago of his condition and dialysis was not an option. We have been given two meds to administer, ABR cream and ativan....
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Hospice is comfort cares only. Basically, someone who is expected to pass in the next 6 months (if their disease progresses normally). With hospice, a nurse will monitor the patient. But, especially if the patient is at home, its extrem...
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Just a statement, no question. My sister was signed up with hospice in the middle of April 2009 and she passed away May 13, 2009 from Stage IV rectal cancer. Hospice prescribed morphine tablets, morphine liquid and valium for her. She...
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My daughters fiancee;s brother had muscular dystrophy... after a bad experience which caused him to becoe possibly brain dead, it was decided that he woul dbe placed in hospice. he was 18. the doctors told us that it would be avery qui...
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Hello. Can u explain how "Hospice" work's and does it sometimes' work in different ways' as to the "rules?" I know a child that has been on Hospice for many years. She was told she was terminal at ate 3 YRS. The doctor's said she had...
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I have a patient who resides in a nursing home (SNF). On hospice with Cancer of Colon. He fell and fractured his hip. He underwent an ORIF. While hospitalized remained on service (routine level of care) because the fall and fracture ...
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I'm currently in the process of trying to set up a program with the local hospice to provide support for children of deceased parents or parents with terminally illness. I was wondering if anyone have any related experience and can provi...
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My husband does not have a terminal illness and is not in pain, but is slowly and steadily deteriorating at age 81. For a couple of months his doctors have been recommending hospice but no one can tell me why he should be labeled that w...
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My mom 81 year had a second massive ischemic stroke two weeks ago that affected her left side, eyes sights, can't swallow and unable to respond questions. First stroke was 10 years ago, which was a hemorraghic stroke on the left side of...
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my father in law is 93 and in hospice care. he has Parkinson's and had a stroke several weeks ago. A week ago, he stopped eating and drinking and became unresponsive. The doctor said that a hemisphere of his brain is no long er functioni...
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i want to call hospice in for my sick mom but hospital won't release her records to me why?????????????
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Hi, Please join me in welcoming Hospice411 as your Community Leader for the Hospice Community. Hospice411 has extensive knowledge and experience in Hospice, and we look forward to seeing your Community continue to improve and grow. ...
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my 94 yr old grandmother is recieving palliative care and has a pacemaker, how long does it usually take for death to come, it has been 5 days since they stopped all liquids, she has oxygen and meds for pain that is all and at the risk o...
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