I see a lot of people posting about hospice helping. Are your parents considered terminal or will they help if not terminal? My mom is 73. Chronic UTIs. Has had 3 in a 2 month period. Causes her to get disoriented and confused. Severe back pain. She is in a rehab center currently for a shld replacement but due home in te next 3-4 weeks. She has had breast cancer 4x, the last a metastases to the brain. She is confined to a w/c. She was doing her own toilet transfer but not sure how that will be now with the shld repair. She required so much help and I care for her alone. That is on top of my family. I have five kids. I am dreading her returning home just due to the stress of caring for her and my family. She lives right behind me so that helps in many ways. In others it does not. She calls for every little thing and watches our every move. She will call and say, "I see you washing the table." It's creepy feeling watched all the time. It's just hard. I know she gets lonely. I am over there every day but it's not enough. Upon her return I am concerned she will be even more dependent. I honestly don't think she will be able to do her transfers. She can't afford home health care and Medicare won't help with that. Hospice would be covered under Medicare but I thought the client had to be terminal within 6 months?