Hospice advise in Nursing Home. My dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia 3 months ago. After an ER visit for confusion Dr said he was moderate (2 out of a 10). Well, 3 mths later, he had a septic infection that caused his dementia to worsen. He's been in the hospital for 1 month ( took out artificial knee causing infection and replaced with a spacer filled with antibiotics). Long story long, he is in a Long Term Acute Care facility. He is always sleeping and hardly eats. He has problems swallowing so he's on necar thickened liquids. The Dr. has asked us about Hospice. I am trying to process this as the dementia has progressed so quickly after the infection.
My mom was moved into a nursing home 2 weeks ago so I think he should be close to her instead of a hospital.
I would appreciate any advise on this topic. Thank you!