Mom 83 progressed into majority of 6th stage of Alzh. After UTI, pneumonia, getting septecemia, Dr recommended hospice. After hospital she was put into rehab (don't know who talked my brother to make that decision) which is trying to get her to exercise, use walker again, has to be awakened otherwise will continue to sleep, appetite varies from couple of oz to just liq to half a plateful. Mom uses 3-4 words infrequently to communicate, mostly just looks around or seems like in her own world, recognizes relatives & her home caregivers that visited her after 5-10 min. There is no way mom will be as good as she was just before her hospitalization. When I spoke to Hospice of CNY they said in order to get mom home we would have to tell Rehab that we want hospice & they (Rehab) would have to call hospice & meeting w/family can happen in 2 days. I explained mom got care from 9am to 10 pm from 4 women who mom was familiar with, spoke mom's language, helped her with most of her ADL skills, exercises, took her for walks with walker, cooked, cleaned house. Due to mom's condition getting worse when she was hospitalized, weak muscles, no solid food except pureed, she will not return to condition prior to hospitalization & between 3 daughters that will alternate in giving 24/7 care with the help of the women 7 days a week probably from 9am to bedtime 8pm we want mom to come home from rehab for 4 reasons. 1 is Dr made hospice recommendation, 2 insurance will not continue to cover, 3 her condition is degrading due to Alzh. 4 we have coverage for home care with hospice 24/7 on call nurse. We do not know really if she has less then 6 months or if she will go beyond 6 months, but normally a dr wouldn't recommend if it was more. Rehab said we can't take her home until she meets certain criteria. Mom says a lot she's tired, why are we forcing her to eat, but at times she eats but NOT like before w/solids. Her muscles are weak, it would take intensive amts of PT or a little each day over a very long period of time just to be strong enough to walk with out being supported from behind with a walker. Alzh would most likely worsen. Dad wants her home, family wants her home. Can Rehab prevent mom from going home? My sister currently is there on average fr/8, 9 am to 8pm while dad is home alone. It will be my turn coming Mar 7th. Home environment is safe easy to get around. Dad wants his wife home even if it means to come home & die. Mom know she lost ability to communicate properly & is always suffered from back pain, many surgeries, living with 1 kidney, fatigue, neuropathy, & always wished & prayed in the last 2 years for the end to come. If mom comes home and decides she doesn't want to get out of bed, we will try coaxing but will not force her. ANY ADVICE. HELP!