Mom is 90. Been declining for about a month. Turning down hospice care today and said she is giving up and wants to go. Signs of end of life? She is in awful pain from compression fracture in her back. She is agitated, confused said she can’t function. Sad
It does sound like her thinking is a bit addled. If she says she's giving up, then support her in it, and explain (or have the hospice care people) explain in detail what they provide. Care and pain relief. They're NOT out to 'get her' and you know that.
I agree with Daughter. Don't call it Hospice if you can do so. I personally think Hospice is a true Godsend. My own mom somehow survived living in a houseful of COVID patients--YB's entire family had it and she didn't get it. She said she would have been FINE with getting it, but she is one tough old bird. She's 90+ and will probably live to 100.
Mom talks a lot about being 'ready to go' but she takes her meds and watches her diabetes, so although she is far from healthy, she is also far from dying.