Originally Posted by Cheryl J
Agree 100%. I had no medical training and my mother was in home hospice during the last 2 months of her life. As her caregiver I was instructed in the administration of morphine, and nurses were just a phone call away. In most cases it's unreasonable to expect a home hospice nurse to be on the premises 24/7.
I think that a great solution. My former next door neighbor was in hospice care at home. While she could administer a limited amount of morphine herself through the IV pump, there were times she needed more and she had to wait for a nurse to come and override it.