My mother was admitted to hospital on 16 th November after a fall at home, and a lung infection, she was given anibiotics and was put on a drip for hydration. After two weeks doctors told me that she was not responding, nothing more they could do. so she was taken off drip and I was told that she was coming to the end of her life. Now on palliative care. for about a week and half. I have been feeding my mother some yogurt, honey, glucose drink and tea. She can still swallow and I give her a straw to drink. Can I buy her ensure or boost products? she asked me today for something to eat/drink fruity. Just wanting to cater to her requests, I know that it will not necessarily lengthen her life expectancy just wanting to accommodate her request and maker her feel more comfortable, any advice would be appreciated.
Palliative care is distinct from hospice care. You may find hospice services to be helpful. Both the palliative care professionals and those from hospice were a God send in my mother's final months.
God bless you, remember to look after yourself as well.