Dementia pt. Had aspirational pneumonia D'C'd back to RCFE even tho needs higher level of care. Nursing scvs provided by hospice. Why not sent to SNF?

A different focus. Hospice services are a wonderful asset to have at the end of one's life. We all have an end. When the end is near, we don't go to a skilled nursing facility (think of an SNF as a place to recover and get back to good mental and good physical functioning). When our end is in sight, hospice is the way to go. It lets one die a good death, at home, pain-free, worry-free, in peace and quiet.