Feeding Tube Considerations

2016-07-14T12:11:38-04:00July 14th, 2016|Aging Seniors, Home Health Care|

Life and death decisions are tremendously stressful for families. One such dilemma is choosing or refusing an artificial tube for feeding an individual who develops dysphagia, an inability to swallow, or who refuses anything by mouth. Dysphagia and failure to eat frequently develops in the end stages of Alzheimer’s patients. In the absence of a living will [...]