I can't imagine what the best way to let my dad know we are sending him to hospice care, especially since he is practically deaf. Anyone have any ideas?
How deaf is "practically deaf"? Beyond hope even at increased volume and extra-clarity from speaker? My mom is blotto without her hearing aids. With them, she understands very well.
Can he see/read?
What is mental state? Is his brain still working? Is he capable of understanding? If he understands, will he remember later or lose it anyway?
Ask the hospice people for ideas. Or your hospital social service people, the Dr or other medical staff he sees.