I have a family member who is in a NH's memory unit and is at the latter stages of dementia. The person barely speaks, can't walk or stand, has lost significant weight, is in pain (back) from inactivity and arthritis.
I've spoken with Hospice and since they've never been allowed to work in this NH, I'm planning to speak with the intake person at the NH to ask the NH to allow Hospice in. I feel, although the NH offers palliative care, that Hospice is more specialized, and can provide a broader, more comprehensive range of services and that their interest is focused on "comfort care, " as opposed to sustaining life, which I feel is a NH's focus.
What points can I use to encourage the NH to agree to allowing Hospice care in?