Don't want a nursing home! Ma had to go the hospital for her sudden onset bedsores & a UTI over a month ago, after living with me for almost 6 years. Up to that point she was receiving nursing care 2x weekly @ home. Her Dr determined she was hospice ready, and did not expect her to live much longer. She is currently in a hospice home for only 1 month so far, and they say her condition is improving, the bedsores are getting better, and her appetite is better, and they want to re-evaluate her staying on there. I am guessing she will probably be sent home soon. Her Dr already approved at-home hospice. Need some advice from those who experienced this, and the best way to handle her being home again. I am so afraid she will begin to decline again, given the excellent care from many hands she has been receiving at the hospice home. I understand the nature of hospice is to care for the dying, so I understand where they are coming from, but I have read of many cases where patients get better @ hospice, then start to decline once they are home again. I am trying to process all of this - I want the best for her, and was getting prepared for the fact that she would probably pass on there, now I feel afraid that I may be responsible for her declining once she comes home again, despite my best intentions. I just feel rushed - after finally getting used to the idea of her being @ hospice, and missing her being with me at home. Yet I was hoping she could indeed come home to me - maybe just not this quickly? Like I said - I was just coming to accept that she was there - they say it takes 3 weeks to adjust to a new situation, and I was finally coming to peace with her not being home with me. I did go thru a lot of crying every time I would go into her empty room. She will continue to have the nurse address her bedsores, and now will also qualify for some home health aides under at-home hospice. Absolutely do not want to consider a nursing home for her. She is 97, and has dementia/Alzheimer's and cannot communicate in any meaningful way, and is bedridden, cannot walk. Am afraid they will want her gone asap, so I am scrambling to get everything done at home for her again. HELP!