And If I decide not to go the NH route, are there any resources for getting extra help in the house. I am sure she would be living with me at that time. Does medicare cover anything "extra" at this time? I know from past experience when she has broken bones that they will cover PT, OT and an aide coming in I think a couple of hours a week, but nothing really substantial. Does that change as she gets worse, or no?
Also, I don't know too much about hospice. If she was in the end stages of dementia, do they come in and help out? Is it free?
I guess what I am trying to find out is if there are any services out there (other than paid of course) that would come in and help out for more than, say 1-2 hours per week? Thanks.