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A close friend brought his wife home from hospital she had AD but was dying with pulmonary edema. Hospice pre arranged for hospital bed to be placed in home and the apparatus to hook up to her to administer meds. When ambulance brought her home Hisoice nurse had her placed in the bed gave husband instructions on the meds and left. I thought Hospice stayed with you 24/7 until the end.

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I am a Hospice Aid im surprised they didn't set u up.with a agency a hospice aide comes n fir at least 4 hrs ot more i do 12 im with an agency with give baths do vitals turn every 2 hrs assist whatever neefd to do.i even administer pre meds to them
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Hospice care in your home is not 24/7...I know that a lot of people think this is how it works, but it doesn't. My dad and I cared for my mom (with ALZ) until she died at home. The hospice nurse came about every 3-4 days (3 at the end stage and 4-5 in the moderate to late stage), she checked on her meds and would change out her catheter, other than that not much. The real help came from the aides! They came 5 days a week (m-f) for about 2 hours. They bathed her, washed her up, and shampooed her hair once a week. They would help feed her and change her diaper in the morning. In the evening, my dad and I were on our own. The help they gave us did help relieve some of the pressure. We also had a volunteer that came once a week to just sit and be with my mom so my dad could get out of the house to do the grocery shopping etc. It is a very hard job to take care of someone with dementia, best of luck to you! Blessings, Lindaz.
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No, hospice doesn't stay with you 24/7. They are just another layer of care for whatever care is in place. Like guestshopadmin had mentioned above, the nurses come to visit on a schedule and just to check on the patient, to make any changes to meds, etc. Then there are Aides/volunteers that will visit couple times a week to do a sponge bath and/or change the bedding. The is even a Chaplin service. And you can call the hospice group 24 hours a day, someone will be there to answer questions.

When I met with hospice for my Mom we have a committee meeting, I was there, my Dad, my sig other, the rehab social worker and the rep from hospice... to which she went over all the aspects of what they offered. I know for a spouse it is a deer in headlights moment and they probably didn't digest half of what was said. I know my Dad didn't.
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I checked for a friend recently. There is a difference in the care provided for hospice in home vs. a hospice facility. If you elect Hospice nursing care in your home: This includes intermittent visits by a nurse to check on your symptoms. Nurses are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to visit if you need help. Live-in nursing care is not covered.
With hospice AT HOME you are not getting 24/7 care in your home with your loved one - you can call them in to do checks, etc. but you are not getting 1:1 medical care.
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