My godmother is 92 years old and not in good shape. She has mild dementia, can't really walk (she's obese) and a few other things. She had a small stroke a few days ago which made her speech slur. She initially hallucinated (then stopped), and couldn't swallow (not sure if she can yet again). She also could really move. She's currently in the hospital and her daughter is discussing hospice with the docs. They're sending a palliative care team to assess her in a few days.
My feeling: because the stroke was "small" (the doctor's words), should she be placed into hospice at this point? She's lived a long and good life and if it's time for her to go, as much as I'll miss her, I can accept that. But shouldn't they access whether she can recover from this stroke?
How do docs make that assessment?