I love working as a hospice aide, it was a midlife career change given to me my God. I feel like I am doing for others that I would want for me or any of my loved ones.. past, present and future.
Hospice aides generally work at private residences and provide palliative care for patients who are terminally ill and bedridden. They are there to make sure the life quality of their patients is as good as possible. They administer medication, take care of household chores, and keep their patients' precious human company. Working as a hospice aide, you will help your patients with grooming and personal hygiene routines. You will make sure they have all the supplies they need, including food, medicine, or other items.
You will also take care of the following medical instructions and keep records of the care you provide. If you are considering this career path, make sure you are an emotionally stable person who does not shy away from stressful situations. You will need a high school diploma and a CPR certification to get started, but it is the continuation that will be tricky, requiring all the stamina and dedication you have.