I am really confused as to when to set up hospice. My 89 year old mother had a stroke in January 2006 and moved in with my family and I. She started using a walker after the stroke. Last Saturday she could no longer stand and now needs her wheelchair 90 percent of the time. She was just at the doctor and he gave her a good bill of health. She sleeps more, eats less, and has had one accident (diarrhea). She had a real bad day on Wednesday. I thought she was going to die. I called my brother and sister and they talked to her. The next day she was better. Several people including my sister think I should call for hospice.