It signals the beginning of the end, the final journey, the last days….or perhaps weeks or months. However it is perceived, when hospice comes in, time is limited. This part of it is better not contemplated for long periods, but rather look at the blessing it is to have aids and nurses come and give assistance, as well as real people to talk to several times a week!
Anything I need for mom’s care is provided, her electric bed is awesome. The only extra expense we have for her now, is to buy her nutritional drinks, which is still considerable. Thank you to all hospice workers, what you contribute, the burden you lighten on caregivers, is unmeasurable. 4-20-09