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Job Title: Hospice Aid

Job Summary: The Hospice Aid will provide compassionate care and support to patients and their families during end-of-life care. They will assist with daily living activities, provide emotional support, and ensure the patient's comfort and dignity are maintained.


  • Assist patients with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to patients and their families
  • Monitor and report any changes in the patient's condition to the hospice team
  • Administer medication and assist with medical equipment as needed
  • Ensure the patient's comfort and dignity are maintained at all times
  • Assist with light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Document patient care and maintain accurate records


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) certification preferred
  • Experience in hospice or palliative care preferred
  • Compassionate and empathetic towards patients and their families
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in various environments including patient homes and healthcare facilities

Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Hospice Aid

What is the best way to find and hire a Hospice Aid near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Hospice Aid applicants. Employers posting their Hospice Aid job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Hospice Aid applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Hospice Aid are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 2 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Hospice Aid positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Hospice Aid role?
SMS has 82% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Hospice Aid job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Hospice Aids are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 178% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Hospice Aid applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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