Why would anyone want to die at home?

This has been in the news lately, that people should have the right to die at home surrounded by their loved ones. Why would you want to put your family through that? So the room where you died will always bring back memories of your death whenever anyone walked into it. I think it is a really selfish request. When my time comes, if possible I will make sure I am in a hospice or some such place where I can die without putting my family through the trauma of having a dead body lying in one of the bedrooms.
08:14 Mon 06th Feb 2012
 
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Remeber a ward where every patient that was handed over and agency nurse asked about the family... I watched her...the ones where she'd been told family visited every day got the majority of her time... I guess she hoped they'd give positive feedback to the nurse in charge so she would get rebooked
Absolutely Rowan. Sad but true.
My husband died in hospital 16 years ago. He had been ill for some time. On the night he died, he phoned me-just before mid-night-to say he didn't feel'well' and can I go to him now. I drove to the hospital-half hour away-went to his bedside,he gave me a smile and I held his hand.He passed away at that moment.I know he waited for me to go to him and gave him the 'peace' to let go.That memory stays in my thoughts, and I am so glad that we were able to say 'good-bye' The nursing staff were very kind.
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Mumsie - aah your post has just made me cry ......
Ann86-I'm sorry!! We had been married for 30 years and never did anything without the other one. It seems that he wanted to carry this on right to the end.

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