Hospice Aide services are provided under the supervision of a registered nurse to patients whose primary caregivers are unable to assume full patient care due to physical or emotional limitations or when patients live alone and are unable to do the care for themselves.
The Hospice Aide assists with the patient’s personal care which may include bathing, hair care, shaving, skin care, linen changes, catheter care and straightening the patient’s immediate surroundings.
Hospice Aides are not allowed to dispense medication. The Hospice Aides are CNAs who will report any changes in the condition of the patients to the patient’s Case Manager/RN. The Hospice Aide will work with the patient/family in order to make a visit schedule that be convenient and meet the patient’s needs.