California’s End of Life Option Act

California’s End of Life Option Act was passed on October 5, 2015 and entered into effect June 9, 2016. The law allows mentally capable, terminally ill patients to request “Aid-in-Dying” — a prescription for a medication that will end their life at their own chosen time.

Connie’s comments: For terminally ill senior patients, the hospice nurse/doctor prescribe sub lingual morphine, a few drops of it in less than a week expires the patient as morphine arrest the muscles.

In senior homes, a caregiver is still needed 24/7 aside from visiting hospice nurses.


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