Planning for Death Articles
My grandmother lives in an assisted living community near Ft. Collins, Colorado. She has been a resident there for almost five years now and has made many friends, including both staff and residents. I am the person primarily responsible for her welfare. Last month after a series of falls, her physician gave her the devastating diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor. I would like for her to be allowed to remain in her apartment surrounded by her friends, and the caregivers she already knows and trusts. But I don’t want to have her miss out on the benefits of hospice care. How do I choose between the two?
I am the caregiver for my great Aunt who is 87 years old. She has multiple health issues and her physician just recommended we consider hospice care for her. I haven’t yet spoken with her about it. She has so much anxiety already that I’m not sure how she will take this news. Do you have any advice to offer?
Francine in Ft. Collins, Colorado
When the phrase “pain management” is used people often think it automatically means powerful medications.
Because these two terms are often erroneously used interchangeably, people think they are the same thing. That hospice care is no different than palliative care.
When an aging loved one has a life-limiting illness, hospice is usually a welcome addition to their care. But many families are unaware of the benefit or unclear what is covered.
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