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Old 05-28-2018, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wdemo View Post
You might check into hospice. My Mom had COPD and was pretty much on constant oxygen. She lived with my sister and had hospice home care for the last two years of her life. Only cost incurred was during her last two weeks when we had to get someone to sit with her through the night.
Hospice is paid by Medicare and is for the last 90 days of life. She likely did not have hospice for two years, though I suppose she might have surprised them and lived longer than they expected? Hospice is daily or several times/week visit by a nurse to administer palliative care to the terminally ill. Usually, morphine. If you want someone to stay overnight, then yeah, it's on your nickel.
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