I've seen a few posts on here where people request hospice. Isn't an elderly person always dying? I know my mom when she had cancer was told she only had a few weeks to leave and was offered hospice care. We were told she could have been offered hospice care a few months prior when she was given 6 to 9 months to live. How does that work with elderly? If someone has severe dementia and is fairly healthy other than constant UTIs, diabetes and anemia, they might live for another year or maybe 10 years (honestly I hope not 10 not to be mean. Her quality of life is less than great). How does hospice ever get involved?