One summer after 7 heart attacks my Mom's doctor sent her home to die. He gave her 6 months. Hospice was nice they came and helped during the day. But as soon as the 6 months came and went they left. I was left alone caring for mom. I did it, I took care of her, her home and mine and all our needs. I'm glad that I did, but it was very hard. It took me 5 years to get thru the grief and all. I'm glad that you had help. Many people told me to put mom in a care home, I couldn't do it. Some of us are able to do it (care for loved ones) and some aren't that's why we have nursing homes. I had to quit many things, working out in the evenings, working period and time with my own family because she wanted to stay in her own home. I'm sure that we do the best we can. Death is rough no matter what. I personally will choose a chare home for myself if it comes to that in my life time, because I don't want to put my family thru what I went thru.
I completely understand that, all I was saying was that I'm thankful that because of hospice, I was able to.
I never thought I would be supporting what you stated, however, not only do I support your post, I volunteer for Hospice. I have to say they were wonderful and continue ,11 months later, to be supportivive . Never would I have guessed in a million years,that such a heartwrenching situation was a bit more bearable. My mom could Finally rest, in her home, under her terms and her family with her. God Bless You and Hospice.Don't get me wrong, I miss my mom like crazy and struggle everyday, but Hospice was a huge part of being able to go on and understand in a way I never thought of prior to their intervention.
Jenny it's great that you work for hospice. I just wish that they had stayed with me longer, I really needed help. The work load made the grief of watching Mom die harder, because I couldn't get breaks. I needed the encouragement of my family and I didn't have time to be with them. Your an angel for what you do. Maybe Hospice is different in each state. Mom was left feeling like she didn't die fast enough for them. It was very sad.