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How do you tell someone they're going into hospice care?

Posted by guatnut (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 24, 09 at 13:56

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?

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RE: How do you tell someone they're going into hospice care?

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?

RE: How do you tell someone they're going into hospice care?

Ask the hospice people for ideas. Or your hospital social service people, the Dr or other medical staff he sees.

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