Hospice Aide Salary
|Salary||$21,455 - $44,042|
|Total Pay (||$22,232 - $34,374|
|Hourly Rate||$10.69 - $16.19|
|Overtime||$12.26 - $24.23|
|Total Pay (||$22,232 - $34,374|
Job Description for Hospice Aide
A hospice aide is a healthcare professional who provides personal care within a hospice type of environment. This is a position which can be full-time or part- time. The hours sometimes involve overnight stays, as work within hospice is nonstop. This person will work in conjunction with other hospice aides or nurses while providing comfort care. The formal education requirements for a hospice aide will be dependent on the facility or organization. Typically, a certified nursing assistant designation is required, as well as various schooling and certifications.Read More...
A hospice aide will be responsible for providing comfort care for people who are elderly or terminally ill. This is provided within a patient’s home or at a hospice facility. The responsibilities will vary from patient to patient and depend on the environment. Some typical duties of a hospice aide include caring for a patient’s personal needs, changing bed linens, assisting with transportation, bathing patients, transferring from beds to wheelchairs, maintaining accurate and confidential records regarding each patient, preparing meals, checking various vital signs, performing duties requested by clients and families, assisting with exercise, administering medications, and changing dressing.
Above all, a hospice aid will provide emotional care for their patients. This person should be extremely compassionate and caring and have superb bedside manner. This person should pay great attention to detail and do everything within their ability to keep patients mentally alert. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Hospice Aide Tasks
- Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
- Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
- Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients.
- Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
- Clean rooms and change linens.
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Popular Skills for Hospice Aide
Hospice Aides only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Hospice, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Home Health/Home Care. Most people skilled in Hospice are similarly competent in Home Health/Home Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide
Pay by Experience for a Hospice Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospice Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospice Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Hospice Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 120 salaries. A Hospice Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 37 salaries.
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