I went to my new home hospice orientation. They said that this kind of hospice is called continuous care hospice in the home. They said a nurse got bit by a dog in the home. They said at first the dog had been friendly but then as the owner's condition worsened the dog then became overly-protective and bit the nurse. So now the policy is that no dogs are allowed in the patient's room when the nurse is on duty(nurses usually work 12 hour shifts). It seems so sad that a dying person can't have his dog with him when he is dying.
. They also said that the patient's home caregiver such as wife can only leave for short periods such as not being gone for more than one hour and a half. It seems a shame that the wife can't spend her time anyway she chooses such as taking a day off and getting out of house. I would think that if you had a nurse for 12 hours that it would be an ideal time to get out of the house and get all of your stuff done.