Hospice Group of Southern California
At Hospice Group of Southern California, we believe that every terminally ill patient deserves the most soothing environment possible. For many, that means staying in the comfort of their own homes rather than spending their final days in the hospital or a nursing home. Our hospice home aides are compassionate professionals who allow patients to remain at home through the end of life safely.
Hospice home aides often work with loved ones who provide day-to-day care for the patient. They give caregivers a wealth of information and support through what is often one of the most difficult periods of life. For instance, a home health aide may show family members how to calm and soothe their loved one when they become emotional or agitated.
Beyond general information and support for loved ones, hospice home aides provide a variety of services directly to the patient, including:
- Bathing and grooming
- Dressing and undressing
- Oral care
- Incontinence care
- Foley catheter care
- Nail care
- Turning and repositioning (bed bound)
- Safe transitions between bed, chair, etc.
- Stretches, massage, and exercise
- Some housekeeping duties
The level of care provided by a home health aide is different for every patient. Our team carefully assesses the needs of each patient and then creates a personalized care plan. The hospice home aide may help some patients with basic grooming and toileting while simply turning bed-bound patients in their beds a few times a week.
Home health aides can provide limited help with catheters and are trained to help patients safely move around the home according to their own abilities. They aren’t nurses and don’t have medical expertise on a terminally ill patient’s medical condition.
Patients who require more advanced nursing care are better suited to at-home nursing care. Those services are also available from the Hospice Group of Southern California. Our professionals take the time to get to know every patient and their loved ones. Our hospice home aides are dedicated professionals who make it possible for patients to enjoy the end of life in the comfort of their own homes.