Don't fool yourself the death counseling of seniors has already started. The hospital appointed doctor took it upon himself to discontinue my 91 year old mother-in-law's IV. This was done after the family specifically said they wanted the IV to continue so she wouldn't dehydrate (which is a horrible way to die). The families wishes were ignored and my mother-in-law died. This is not an isolated case. The general feeling is "their going to die anyway why not speed it along with a little help (or neglect)" I'm sorry I believe when a person comes to the end of their life they need to not be FORCED to die from starvation and dehydration. They deserve respect and consideration.