So at 91, Mom with a broken kneecap from osteoporosis, wearing a brace for the rest of her life, confined to bed because she is not progressing in PT and refuses to get out of bed most days because the Hoyer lift causes her too much pain, severe arthritis, macular degeneration, usually only eats 1 meal a day and a few bites for lunch or dinner....this person cannot receive hospice care. What more has to happen to "limit" her lifespan. The doctor and staff of the nursing home called hospice but it seems she is not eligible. What now? Just let her lie there if she chooses, get mild pain meds that do not help, treat her aides, nurses, and family badly because she is so frustrated and in pain? Is there no other answer?