We were looking at various options for Mom. Now, later, etc. How long is now and how soon is later? We looked at long term care options and realized that later is now. At each place we discussed end of life care and hospice options. If we could get some assurance about transfers from bed to wheelchair and wheelchair to commode, Mom could come home (to our house where she has lived for six months. We had the home care company already with PT, OT, etcT (all the T's) options.
I called hospice to clarify options and decision points along the way. Later IS now, I found out. The hospice nurse/ boss explained the how, when and why of how they relate to a person like my mother. Wham! They had connectors to our "A" team for PT, OT, Nursing, etc. and financial coverage in
areas where her personnel might be needed. I realized that "Home with Hospice" was best for Mom. She could be here and they had respite care if we crashed and need relief.
The cat and dog really took a liking to Mom and will be excited to see her come back.
This will be another chapter in Mom's life, and the last one.
The hospital bed, bedside commode, hospital tray holder and one other item arrive tomorrow.
Mom arrives the next day.
We have a three day Holiday Weekend to get all settled.
Here we go!