I'm not sure who to ask on this, insurance company? Mom went into the nursing home two months ago, at first for rehab. But, she is not going to get stronger, or mobile again. She will never return to AL, she is too weak to walk, but if not watched she gets up and falls. Her dementia is bad enough that she doesn't remember what you say, and she doesn't cooperate.
Since she will be 101 next week, she doesn't have long (maybe) but she is fairly healthy and vitals are good. Last week we thought she might die as she was acting awful and looked terrible. The other day, she seemed pretty good sitting in wheel chair, etc. She definitely has to be somewhere with 24/7 oversight, but doesn't need medical care. She's on an antidepressant and an antibiotic for a sinus infection. Other than that, no meds!
My question: Should she be on hospice? If she was on hospice, would the insurance company pay part of the nursing home cost? What factors determine that a person should be on hospice and who determines that? Does that mean a person is moved to a special wing of a nursing home, or a special facility, etc?