My mother has Alzheimer's. When her time comes, I want her to have the specialized care that hospice provides. In fact, I have a wonderful hospice in mind where the staff is kind and competent. It's also 5 minutes from my job. She is currently in a nursing home, and from what I have gathered so far from my experience and the experiences of others, the powers that be at nursing homes have an "I am the law" mentality concerning what is and is not done. I'd like to hear the experiences of caregivers who have gone through this process, along with any tips you can offer. My motto is "plan for two steps ahead." It's the most valuable advise I have received as a caregiver.