CNAs provide Love. There is no better way of putting this.
A Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an integral member of the hospice team. They are crucial in providing compassionate care and support to individuals who are in the final stages of life and receiving hospice care. Their primary responsibility is to assist patients with their daily activities (basic hygiene needs, activities of daily living, cleanliness, etc.) and provide comfort to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. They usually become closely attached to families as they help care for patients.
Here are some of the typical duties of a hospice CNA:
It’s important to note that specific responsibilities may vary depending on patient’s preferences and instructions given to the CNA by the supervising nurse. However, the primary focus of a hospice CNA is always on providing comfort, dignity, and compassionate care to patients during their end-of-life journey. At Lenity Light Hospice, our CNAs are the true center of our mission statement: Compassionate Care, One Patient At A Time.