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Unsung Heroes of Hospice Care

Hospice care brings profound changes to the lives of patients and families. For family caregivers, it can be a time of worry and work. It’s a labor most caregivers willingly choose as a gift to their loved ones. Thankfully, family caregivers don’t have to labor alone. Hospice aides are hands-on support to help with the tasks of daily living.Hospice aides help with practical needs, including medications, medical equipment, light housekeeping and feeding. They’re also available for emotional support. Sometimes sitting with patients and listening to stories can be enough.

Hospice aides are the eyes, ears, and hands of the hospice care team. Because they have significant personal contact with patients, they document and report physical and emotional needs to the team. That team including a doctor, nurses, social worker, chaplain, bereavement coordinator and volunteers.

Aides work under the direct supervision of the registered nurse case manager. The team follows a plan of care that is continually updated to meet the changing needs of patients and caregivers.

Photo of a nurse helping a patient.

AOH cares. Their professional staff cared for my wife baby and me. They walked with me through her sickness, death, and still check in on me.

Rev. Frank Williams

Thank you for the compassionate care my Dad received during his final days. We are forever grateful for your service and understanding employees! Thank you!

The Feller Family

Just wanted to say Thank You to all of you that were so wonderful for our Richie!

The Norman Family

Dear Kirstin, You have been such a blessing to our family during these difficult days! You are so appreciated by our family for being with Bob when we couldn’t.

The Teller Family

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Enjoy valuable, quality time with your loved one while Appl Orchard Hospice cares for their needs.