NOTE TO READERS: I cannot access WordPress for some reason, so my posting will be spotty at best. Other than that major and frustrating glitch, I'll be MIA today because I must be at my dad's to meet with hospice medical workers who will be checking in on him from time to time, a huge relief and a service completely covered by Medicare.
This is just one more reason why Medicare is so appreciated and so valuable.
To those who are not familiar with what's going on, my 93-year-old father has been on a very slow decline since he suffered a series of tiny strokes a couple of years ago. He's not in any imminent danger, but we felt it was better to give him all the care we can before his health deteriorates any more, before he is beyond help. I highly recommend this to anyone in our position. These people are the closest thing to angels I can imagine.
Thank you to @AliKat747 for her guidance and information on how hospice care isn't only for those at death's door, but is there to make patients more comfortable well before that moment comes.