Mom is on a downward spiral and now has pneumonia on top of her severe COPD, bedsores, broken pelvis and arm, etc. Making no sense and getting more incoherent daily probably due to the morphine and dilautin for the pain. Also on Lexapro and xanex and lots of COPD drugs.
Family awaiting OK from one more relative and then will call nurse to put her in hospice care in her nursing home facility.
Questions: (I can ask nursing home staff this, but cannot reach til tomorrow, Monday.)
1. If in hospice...Would she continue her oxygen and COPD meds? I take it that is part of keeping her comfortable without "improving her health"?
2. If she lived a few months and her $ ran out for hospice/facility care ($10,000 month) and she had to apply for Medicaid, would they still keep her in the facility with hospice while application is pending?
3. Would we receive the name of separate Hospice contact (they said this person would be with her at least 2 hours a day) to deal with at other times?