We transferred my Mom to a local Hospice today and we aren't very happy. They aren't used to people that want to use a bedside commode or occassionally try to get out of bed or use a walker. Mind we aren't sure she can even use it (the walker at this stage) but she has Dementia (duh) and wants to try. They dont have their own kitchen ..they order from a local restaurant and the nurse patient ratio the tour volunteer guide gave my sister isn't accurate. She was brought in at 4 pm and no meds yet (except Morphine) and hasn't seen the social worker. We were told she'd be right over, 3 hours ago. As you can imagine we aren't happy. I'm thinking of doing home hospice and just hiring staff at least for night shift.
Is this normal? Ive only worked with Hospice staff thru the nursing homes.