I have cared for 89 year old mom with alzheimer's in my home for the last four years. I also babysit my grandchildren 6 days a week. They range in ages 5 months to 4 years. They are used to being around "Grammy". She is currently in rehab after a hospital stay for pneumonia. During her hospital stay, it was discovered that she has a tumor in her lung and nodules throughout both lungs. She has had 2 previous bouts with cancer, so without going through a biopsy, the doctors are certain that it is cancer again. I have been advised to start the process of hospice when I bring her home. . My question is, has anyone experienced adverse reactions from young children on being around a dying person? Should I consider placing her in a facility when the time comes near? 2 of the children are very sensitive, and while they love Grammy, I don't want them to be scared. I also want to do whats right for my mom, and I also don't want to have regrets later. I'm torn.