MIL is 93, has CHF, COPD, and is showing signs of dementia/delerium/AD.
Can't get a diagnosis from her doctor, so we just have to guess what she has, but in general, even though Mom's vital signs are still good, her mind is starting to go, and she appears to be shrinking a little more each day and has had a couple of scary breathing episodes even though she's on oxygen.
She's still relatively mobile although prone to falling (that's how she fractured both hips within 3 yrs of each other) so someone has to be with her all during the waking hours. She sleeps almost right through the night due to her meds.
So, in general, even though it appears she's doing OK, I was wondering if there's a point when caregivers start considering whether to contact hospice before they're needed?
Mr Pip thinks it's too early to "bother" them
I just want to be prepared
We're sort of at odds over this...