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Getting to the point where I'm looking at in home hospices. I don't know what questions to ask. Do you have any suggestions. I know I need info on how to change, move, shower my hubby in bed and transfer to and from wheelchair, car etc w/o hurting myself. This is such a hard road. My prayers to all of us for strength. At least I have nice "guns" (muscles) on my arms now amist all the fat! :lol: Oh, I have another place coming tomorrow. Thanks again.


Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:32 am
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Lori,
Just want to make sure I understand you that you are having hospice come to your home for services ? If so they will pretty much will let you know what they can provide, such as shower chairs, lifts and what suppkies they will provide.

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Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:11 am
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Lori, even though I have lost weight, my short-sleeved shirts seem tight around the arms because my biceps have become so developed. Every cloud has a silver lining, I guess. :P

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:13 am
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Mockturtle - is there a place on here that is doing some weight loss posts? I so need to loose weight. I understand about the arm thing. My sleeves are getting tighter too. I just wish my stomach/hips would get smaller! Thanks!
Thanks for the replies


Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:54 pm
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Lori - go to the Respite Room. There's a topic "Weight Loss/Fitness Buddies" and you'll see where we try to cheer one another on. Pat (Mockturtle) has a great workout routine she does at home. Join us! Lynn

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:27 pm
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Lori,

So glad to know you are thinking about getting your LO on hospice. (Elsewhere you mentioned that your LO has lost the ability to know how to swallow.) Have you spoken with the neurologist to get a referral for this?

Here are several detailed blog posts giving you information on what matters when selecting a hospice agency and, thereby, suggesting what questions you should ask about:
http://www.hospiceblog.org/2008/05/how- ... tters.html

Robin


Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:23 pm
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Thank you guys! I'll go read the article now and look at the weight loss posts too. Thanks


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