5 Things I Learned About Hospice Care When Mom Passed

Hospice is a Conscious Choice

A month before mom passed, I had the opportunity as a healthcare consultant to attend a health care meeting at a local residential hospice. In my 15 years living in North Carolina, I had never been there and boy was I impressed. So when mom faced the need for care, I immediately knew where we were going to go.

If you could describe death as a beautiful experience, well, hers was and the care made it so made it so. The dignity, the rituals, the respect made her passing was a spiritual event. I learned that hospice is a conscious choice, one that you have to plan for in your advance directives.