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SB was posted 04/30/2004 02:20 pm by Lillie
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Usually the doctor tells the family to call hospice when the patient has 6 months or less to live. Hospice is a wonderful organization that helps a person die with dignity. They supply all the patients needs such as potty chair, shower chair, wheel chair, hospital bed and most of all they control the pain. Hospice is the go between for you and the doctor. They come by several times a week, help with bathing needs, check blood pressure and see what is needed, and as time gets closer to death they come by more frequently. They not only help the patient they also help the family by just listening and offering suggestions to help make life a little easier. You can check out hospice site at www.hospicenet.org

I often tell people to read the book 'Final Gifts' written by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. It deals with the special needs, awareness, and communications of the dying. You can check the book out at your library, or purchase it at Books A Million, or amazon.com

Hugs Lillie

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