boneyem 5 years ago
My mother in law is awaiting a diagnosis of what we suspect will be late stage bowel cancer. She has also just been diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver, her sight has been going for some time and she can no longer climb stairs. She currently lives alone in a bungalow. She is 79 & getting less and less mobile. She moved away from our area to the seaside 10 years ago and only has elderly cousins nearby. We live 1 1/2 hours away and her other son 2 1/2 hours away. I want to know how difficult it would be to move her to our area with regards to all her medical appointments and care. Would she immediately be eligible for local hospice care (if her condition is terminal)?
I just want her near us but I am imagining a nightmare of delays and complications in her care.
Any information or advice would be most appreciated.