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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