The utterance of “hospice” typically unleashes a wave of alarms that pulses through a family’s social network at the speed of sound.
Being one that works hard to avoid knee-jerk reactions and values privacy, I have held off on informing everyone that my grandma is now on hospice.
That’s because the more I’ve become entrenched in this caregiving journey, I have come to realize that the vast majority of people who are familiar with this word mistakenly associate it with providing comfort care to a person who is in their final days and hours.
Yes, it’s true that society has the who, what, when, where, and how of hospice all f*#)ed up.[Read more…]