My husband was diagnosed with CHF in May 2018. He was referred to hospice care and was found "eligible" immediately. However, even in light of his heart disease, his meds seem to be stabilizing him. He is able to do his personal caring still (dressing, bathing, eating, etc.). His cardiologist just told us that he can no longer perform "curative" procedures on him. What baffles me is that I am his primary caregiver, and we seem to be "stuck" and confused. No prognosis was mentioned, and we understand that he can remain static (stable) for quite a long time. I can already feel as though hospice has left me with the daily responsibilities of caring "as though" I will prevent falls, minister the correct comfort meds as needed, keep him comfortable at all costs. If he were to get any more comfortable, we both will fade into oblivion. He doesn't have the energy to do lengthy trips to the mall, or neither is he interested in hobbies, initiating visits from other family members, and remains fixed on sofa, watching TV, surfing on his laptop.
Should we reconsider hospice care and return back to making decisions about medical help, appts, etc?
Thank you for some helpful advice. My husband is 91 and I am 70.