Hi Everyone, I have been approached from my Mom's nursing home that they would like to have hospice come in for my Mom. It is my understanding (from working for ins. company) that hospice is usually called in when life expectancy is 6mnths or less. I just don't understand how hospice can additionally help other than what the nursing home itself is doing. Plus they gave me a few names to choose from. How do you chose that? References? Seems a bit horrible to ask someone who has recently lost someone they loved how their experience with hospice was. We have already agreed to allowing them to see my Mom. The nurse said it wouldn't be 24/7, but it would be frequent. I assume the will keep her company, help feed her. So, my question is..... what can you tell me about hospice? your personal, or professional experience with one. My brother and I are meeting with one tomorrow, but honestly I don't even know what kind of questions we should ask. Or will we just be informed of how it works. My Mom has COPD, and some dementia.