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Hospice for a dementia patient who sleeps all the time

By Anonymous January 5, 2018 - 4:56pm
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Weakness in legs..causing her to fall, sleeping all the time, not eating, hallucinating,. Heart problem after constricting

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

I'm very sorry for your loved one's situation. You should contact your doctor. To be in hospice care, particularly if the care needs to be covered by Medicare, the patient needs to be certified by a doctor. Generally, that means that the patient has a terminal illness and can't be reasonably expected to live (within a certain period of time).


January 5, 2018 - 6:35pm
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