Hospice aides can provide intermittent care under the direction of a registered nurse. Service include assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, hair and mouth care, light house-keeping in the patient area and linen changes. Hospice aide services are based on need and outlined in the plan of care. The hospice aide is not a sitter to stay around the clock. Your nurse can discuss such needs with you.
All services will be explained and offered as appropriate. Frequency will be adjusted by the team based on patient needs. If you have a question about when or why any service provider is scheduled, please ask the nurse or call the office.