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Hospice / Palliative Care
Although most hospice care is provided in the clients home, hospice services can also be provided in nursing and hospice care facilities. It is estimated that up to 90% of all personal care in long term care settings is provided by certified nursing assistants. Yet, most staff receive little or no training in palliative care.
A Hospice CNA delivers comfort and support to people in the final stages of a terminal illness. Nurse aides caring for someone who is dying can be demanding and it is important for the entire healthcare team involved with a terminal illness to take proper care of themselves as well.
Jillian Simpson CHPNA, CNA , CMA Owner of Zora’s Touch, LLC: The Gifted Caregiver Located in Hiram, Georgia shares her life as a hospice CNA. In my world of being a Hospice Nurse Aide, is npredictable, exciting, disappointing, frustrating, and rewarding underneath my title.
Being a Hospice CNA is so much more than a title to me. I was given another chance at life so my calling has now turned into my passion. I was promoted to CNA Trainer at my place of employment. I love sharing knowledge and learning from other CNA’s.