Hospice Care.. Do you know someone on it

United States
December 14, 2006 6:53pm CST
My father was just recently put on Hospice care and I’d like to hear from others what their experiences have been like. I am not sure exactly what to expect or do. Click on the link ( http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/436602.aspx ) to check out the post that started this one and see some of the other topics you may be interested in.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I have known a couple of people who have hospice come into their homes. You can have hospice involved as much or as little as you would like. If you only want them their for a few minutes a day to take vitals, or if you need help feeding and bathing, or if you need help getting medications, all of these things are available. They don't try to get in your way, just help you along. Your local hospice should be able to provide more information if you request it. Don't be afraid to ask.
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond with your advice. I really appreciate it very much. It's great to have people like you who care enough to respond
@yupitsme (62)
• United States
15 Dec 06
My grandmother was on hospice and we were given a full booklet explaining about hospice and all about them and what they do. My grandmothers hospice carer was nice and they helped my family and I deal with my grandmothers passing.
• United States
16 Dec 06
I am sorry about your grandmother. Thank you for responding. I hope to receive more information like your booklet
@fator50 (52)
• Brazil
15 Dec 06
I don't know anybody with this experience, but it must be terrible.
• United States
15 Dec 06
It is not something that I would wish on anyone. And I mean either side of it: A being the one afflicted B being a family member of the afflicted
• United States
15 Dec 06
Well my father was in that same type of care. My experience was as long as you keep an eye on them they will do their jobs. Some of them slip up and neglect their patients so I say just be careful, do a extensive search of their background, and keep them on their toes. Take care and I wish the best for you and your father. God bless you.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Thank you so much for the response an advice. I am unable to do a "background check" as it is a group rather than an individual. Thanks :)
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
15 Dec 06
My aunt is with Hospice right now. They actually are just keeping her comfortable. Yhe experience has been great, I wouldn't want their job.
• United States
15 Dec 06
My best to your Aunt. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate it.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
23 May 07
I just found this discussion, but I see that it was posted a long time ago. By now you certainly know all about how hospice works. Your father is probably gone, too. My husband is one of those rare people who has been in hospice for over a year. He is outliving the predictions. I hope your life is good and that you found Hospice as helpful and caring as I have.