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Absolutely yes. I am a hospice social worker and hospice regs allow for coverage of diagnosis and treatment for a UTI. If your hospice does not, I would look for another hospice.
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Yes, they should treat it as a comfort measure because of delusional behaviors that often develop.
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They should. It is not a "life saving" measure. It is a "comfort measure". Glad pointed out that it also would stop any furthering of confusion due to the infection.
Get the nurse to call and get an antibiotic order.
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They treated my Husband.
UTI is not the "life limiting" disease that brought them to Hospice.
Hospice will treat for UTI, Fungal issues as well as other conditions.
They may not be able to get a urine sample if the person does not have a catheter or is not using a urinal or commode. (although there are some inserts that can be placed on the toilet to capture urine and fecal matter for testing if necessary. They would probably go by symptoms. Odor, color and the patients change in personality or activity as well as any signs of discomfort.
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Yes, just signed up with hospice last week and they had the script in hand the next morning. No tests, just asked symptoms. Hospice has been a GODSEND, if they arent for you I agree with previous posters, get another hospice - AWESOME!!!
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Absolutely they should be getting antibiotics for her. It would be no different than if, say, she cut her finger and it got infected.
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Absolutely! My dad has recurrent UTI's and the hospice nurse ordered Bactrim right away. No worries. Hospice does not want their patients to be uncomfortable, or hallucinating from UTI infection.
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Yes....in our experience.
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Yes, Hospice is treating my mom for UTI currently.
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My experience with Hospice has been with end of life care only. We only have one provider of Hospice care in our County. So no choice there. What I did learn is not all Hospice care is the same. Different, states, different counties makes it all very interesting to say the least. You can only ask. If the answer is no, then dig into it.
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