Mom decided today to go into hospice care because she's in so much pain and just doesn't want to go on living. The staff at the rehab center is supporting her decision, as are my brother and I. A lot of the day was dealing with paperwork and getting her set up, which just happens to be at the same facility. The hospice social worker and nurses were very helpful guiding mom through the switch from rehab care to hospice care. There will always be someone to answer questions and tweak pain medication as needed to keep her comfortable. I'll be here until Tuesday when I return to Portland, but told mom that I can return at a moment's notice if she wants, and she's okay with that.