Hello all. We have transitioned my MIL to hospice care. This was a hard decision for my BIL, who has medical POA, but he was finally able to see that the benefits and services will outweigh trying to coordinate her care through palliative services.
I do think there is some fear and concern as the transition is made from palliative to hospice care. It feels very final, although I know we could step back from hospice any time if we chose to. My personal concern is that one of the things the hospice nurse first recommended was antipsychotic medication for my MIL's anxiety, agitation/sun-downing and hallucinations. We've tried Ativan and it does not work. Alternative medications are very strong and will increase her fall risk.
We don't want my MIL to be in a stupor from medication, or have increased medications hasten her passing. Has anyone ever been had these feelings when transitioning their LO to hospice?