I got my mother on hospice recently. I've cared for my parents for 7 years now...and have no intentions of putting my mother in a convalescent home now that she is dying. I want her to die in her home. The first nurse that came to the house for evaluation told me that patients die faster in convalescent homes. She knew I was not putting my mother in one...but said that. Not sure what she meant by that remark, and why do people die faster in hospice convalescent homes?