And that is the sad part that most people do not understand.
Palliative care will become a cost/benefit assignment based on age and a “standard” of care but, BUT! It will be DNR assignments and only enough care to “reasonably” sustain life NOT provide absolutely required and necessary procedures.
That is only intravenous care and pain relief is provided.
You are determined and assigned to your last days.
There will be no CPR, No attempt to ressucitate. No intubation. No invasive procedure that would, could or might save your life.
Once you are assigned to palliative care you should contact everyone you love and let them know how much they meant in your life and apologize to these you wronged.
You will be absolutely FK’d.
I speak from experience.
My DIL’s father is probably one step from palliative care. Just released from an longer than normal stay in the hospital for heart problems, infection with meds being prescribed which resulted in racing pulse, dangerously low blood pressure and renal problems. He’s not much older than I and I always thought he was in better physical condition. Did some research into this issue and shared the information with my son because his wife is the DIL and it is going to have a real effect on them, as well as the patient.
I certainly don’t ever intend to spend my last years bound to a bed and sustained by tubes and machines but in many cases treatment is denied because of pure governmental bureaucracy which, IMO, is unconscionable.
I sense your experience is more that sad - prayers up for you.