My mother has just started palliative care after being in the hospital for over a week. Her stay there began with a blood infection of which the origin could not be located. She was treated with IV antibiotics which could not cure the infection. While there she also developed heart problems which were stabilized. Yesterday at the hospital two doctors kindly discussed the time for hospice for her. She was transferred today to a nursing home and is in palliative care which seems much better than hospice. It was explained to me that Medicare would cover this care for some time and then her secondary would take over if she is still alive. She is requiring oxygen. I guess I was wondering if anyone could discuss their experiences with a loved one on palliative care. I feel that no one wants to tell me outright that she is dying. She is very weak but seems to want to live. I have come to terms with her dying. I have told close family members about her situation. I guess I am just wondering how this plays out or what others experiences are. I have known of others on hospice. I am grateful she is being put on palliative care. I just wonder what this might be like day to day if we get that far.