About 2 1/2 years ago, my 90-year-old mom, who was a heavy drinker, fell and hit her head quite badly. When she was released from post-acute care facility I searched for a good place for her to live. It turned out that because of the level of care that she needed (she seems to suffer from short periods of psychosis) a memory care unit was a perfect fit -- except that she is quite alert! Then about one year ago, she stopped being able to feed herself and quite quickly she was on death's doorstep. The NP who was visiting her in memory care recommended her for hospice and she was admitted and she got to stay in the memory care facility where she was living. Now for one year she has been in hospice and, yes, she is getting weaker--she can no longer stand. The only person who comes to see her from hospice is the fellow who showers her...he checks her for bed sores and does a good job, but he is not a nurse. She is still very alert, but in the last couple of days she has caught a cold. I don't think that the hospice nurse comes to see her at all... A few months ago when Mom had gained 8 pounds I asked if she might be discharged from hospice, but I was told that given the level of care she required if she were discharged from hospice she would have to be moved from the memory care facility that she been living in now for two years. Is this Normal?