My Mom, 87 has advanced dementia, radiation colitis, high blood pressure and living in a memory care, assisted living facility. She has had 7 hospital admissions within the last 4 months since she has been at the care facility, 6 in which she had partial blockage that were passed with IV fluids. Hospital said due to the radiation to her intestine 18 years ago for colon cancer she will live with chronic colitis and the hospital visits most likely will continue. Nursing director from the care facility mentioned that I should speak with her doctor about Hospice Care. I do not feel my Mom is at that point. She eats, participates with others at times when she is up to it, has the will, functions somewhat independently with some assistance and monitoring by the staff and myself. Any input as to why they want to have Hospice at this point when I was not told by her doctor that she was at the end of life?