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Hospice Community

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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My mom stopped eating and drinking. Slept a lot and complained about pain in her back. She has had frequent UTI's but the tests were comi...
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 St...
My daughters fiancee;s brother had muscular dystrophy... after a bad experience which caused him to becoe possibly brain dead, it was dec...
Please share your experience, I am totally confused.
I just Want to know details about hospice and palliative care.
My mother has Parkinson's disease and is not a candidate for a feeding tube and is having difficulty with swallowing. She is on a honey ...
My 61 yrold mother had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Surgery went well, however to days afterwards she had a massive brain hemorrhage....
My mother-in-law (92) was moved from hospital to hospice. She was NPO in the hospital. Her demential is affecting her swallowing. They sa...
My husband has been home under hospice care for 8 days. A nurse comes every Mon, wed, Fri. Each time she doesn't think he will make it th...
Hi, I'm a caretaker for my dad, he's been on hospice since February 23rd, 2016. I have moved into his home. I'm writing in this forum to...
My mother has stage 4 lung cancer and hospice is going to be brought in. They are going to evaluate if they think she can stay at home o...
My wife has a long standing (years) and incurable neck problem with Dystonia, She receives Botox treatments every three months to help c...
My Father- in-Law went into hospice last Sunday, suffering from cancer of the bladder which had spread and acute renal failure, plus a mu...
I am reading more and more stories of patients survivors accusing Hospice of giving overdoses of morphine to patients in order to speed u...
Ive had many medical issues lately. A couple weeks ago I experienced a large voltage electric shock. I felt stupid and played it off like...
It an attempt to discuss the differences between Hospice and Palliative Care I've gathered some information. There are differences in...
My mother is in the care of hospice. She has not had any food for over a week, and no drink (other than maybe 2-3 syringes of liquid) in ...
This isn't really a question. I'm posting this in hopes of offered some support to those that have to make end of life decisions for the ...
My sister and I are in the process of deciding the best course of action in my mothers disease. She is stage IV metastatic breast cancer ...
I feel like crap, nauseated, guilty, that I cannot do enough and it kills me watching my dad go downhill so fast, yet I wish it was faste...
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