Hospice at Home Alone

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Hospice at Home Alone

by Sheba on Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:00 AM

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A very dear friend of mine who has bladder cancer has been told that she now is at Stage 4 with metastasis to the spine and pelvis. She has been given a prognosis of 3-6 months survival. She is presently at an in-patient hospice facility and is returning to her home shortly and will be receiving at-home hospice care alone. Does anyone have any advice on this? I am quite startled that she would be discharged to her home alone, however at this point in time, she is not acute enough to remain at the Hospice.

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by Heart on Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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First of all im very sorry to hear about your firend. Did they find the cancer too late? Hospice unfortuantely from what i know only would allow one to stay in the hospital if you are terminally ill and will die within a week or two. My only suggestion is to get a list of family friends and community people to pitch in for meals and care. When my friend had chemo we made a schedule for a family a day to bring meals and provide any assisance she needed. While this was chemo not end stage cancer it was helpful to her. Perhaps her religious affiliaction has people who could also assist. My best to you and your friend.
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