Since I have joined this group a lot has happened. My Mother's health continues to decline at 90 years old. She doesn't care about eating or drinking most of the time - then she forgets, due to Dementia, to eating fairly well. Her mind is at it's worst but she hasn't been hateful or hurtful for months now. She is very sweet and a favorite of all the nurses. Last Tuesday I had my husband to check on my Mom since I couldn't get her to answer the phone while I was in town. He found her on the floor and a burner on the cook stove left on. (My husband shut the gas valve off from the stove since then) We do not know if she blacked out again or not. A RN had just been there and told me Mother was very, very tired and said she was going to lay down. It wouldn't be odd at all for her to just lie down on the floor if she was that tired. Since a burner was on, Hospice had to report it to APS. They are to call me and set up a visit. I don't know what to expect. Can someone help me understand what their purpose is and what we are up against? All I hear is they get involved when they believe a parent is being neglected. Also, Hospice care told me there had been changes in the law and I would lose care for my Mom in September because patients now must be bedridden or cannot speak. This will be devastating to lose their care. Does anyone know anything about the new laws of Hospice? I know the time in nearing that I will face placing her in a NH. I just need advice about APS and new Hospice laws. I'm so concerned.