Mom has been in NH now for a month, on hospice for two weeks. She has end stage liver disease from cancer. She has been eligible for hospice for at least 9 months, and has surprised everyone. In general, I know what hospice does-while Mom was at home we talked to three different organizations. However, now that mom is in NH, I question the practical need. What real value do they bring other than extra cost? A case worker is supposed to visit 2x per week, but last week I got no update. I talk to the floor nurses almost daily.