Hospice care decisions - what do you wish you had known?
July 23, 2013 2:09 PM Subscribe
Our family is dealing with hospice decisions and not sure what to do for the best. Maybe you can help.
posted by emilyw to Human Relations (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A close relative has to to decide whether to go into a dedicated hospice facility or have hospice care at home.
We are in the UK. The elderly spouse is the only local relative, the house is small and with no downstairs bathroom, and the patient is wheelchair bound. On the plus side, everyone involved understands the diagnosis and is on board with the move to hospice care of some kind.
We have an occupational therapist who will come and assess the adaptations that can be made to facilitate home hospice care.
If you've dealt with a similar situation, is there anything you wish you'd known at this point? Any questions you wish you had asked? Have you made this decision one way or the other and wished you made a different one?