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Cheryl, this got buried in my pile. I think of the incredible help that comes from volunteers in my local hospice. We have a huge number of available volunteers who sit with sick people, hold vigils, walk dogs, weed gardens, take people shopping, offer rest time for family, and even adopt pets the dying person will have to leave behind. Some people spend many hours every day if the patient needs this, but I don't think anyone is paid. We work mostly with volunteers, but I imagine that could be broadened when people have money to pay. Our hospice takes anyone into the residence if they need a supportive place to die, whether they pay or not. So why not be a little more active in helping people stay at home if that's what they wish?
I hope this idea flies. Thank you, Elaine