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Home Care was posted 11/30/2008 10:45 pm by Terri
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Walter, this is a very hard disease to live with. My mom was diagnosed in October and my sister and I have been her caregivers. We take turns. Alternate nights as to who will get up/listen out for her. You have to arrange for feedings, medicines schedules, and trying to make sure they are feeling generally okay. I have found that the only thing hospice is good for is for providing pain medication. They do not really offer support in terms of daily activities unless the patient is near death, then they will provide a 24 hour nurse. If you can afford it, hire someone that you trust to be there. This is what we did and the 4 hours a day made a big difference. Good luck in fighting this beast of a disease.

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