HOME HEALTH AIDES

A Hospice Home Health Aide provides basic personal care for the hospice patient. They will often be the team member who spends the most amount of time with the patient and their family since they are the ones providing in-home personal care services in the patient’s home and assisting them with the activities of daily living (ADLs).

Alliance Hospice Home Health Aides are compassionate personnel that provide care and help with light housekeeping chores as well as personal care services to hospice patients. The home health aide is an important part of the Alliance Hospice care team and participates in meetings in which the patient’s health and care plan is discussed.

The following list is comprised of services which a home health aide may provide to the patient.

In Home Care Services

  • Bedside care/visits
  • Bathing: shower, bed bath, tub bath
  • Dressing and grooming (make-up & hair care)
  • Shaving and nail care
  • Communication with health care team
  • Accompanying patients to activities

Whenever hospice care is provided to patients who reside in a free standing care facility (nursing home, hospice home, hospital), the role of the hospice home health aide is designed to provide direct patient care on an intermittent basis. Care provided is supplemental and above and beyond the care that the facility is already providing. Hospice Home Health Aides are there to add to rather than replace normal or routine care provided by the care facility.

Alliance Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in North Augusta, South Carolina and the surrounding communities in Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick Counties. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click here to Request Information or call 1-803-441-0174 to learn how hospice care can help.