Your loved one is on hospice care. They sleep most of the time and have stopped eating. You are concerned that because they are not drinking or eating that they are starving. Toward end of life, the body’s need for nutrition shuts down. Your loved one is not starving; their body is in transition, not requiring nutrition. If you have questions about end of life, hospice or palliative care, consult a company offering hospice services in your community. They will be able to explain end of life transitions in a compassionate and caring manner.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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