Hospice/Bereavement Support Aide
The bereavement support staff typically works directly with family members of the individual who is terminally ill and also works with staff within the program.
TYPICAL DUTIES: include the following:
- Follows and adheres to Hospice Safety Policies.
- Assists with or assesses level of bereavement and provides appropriate support to those who are severely stressed
- Assists with and possibly implements client specific plan to help those experiencing the loss of a loved one.
- May participate in home visits.
- Supportive phone calls to family members
- Documentation of phone calls and home visits and staff communications
- Assists and participates in plan for cultural specific factors, status of illness, and family involvement regarding the terminally ill individual.
- Other record keeping
- May closely watch particular family members who may be considering suicide or some other personal destructive behavior.
- May assist, develop and implement various services and activities for the program and the particular individual involved.
- May keep a list of available translators and contact them as the needs arise.
- May keep a list of available counselors and contact them as the needs arise or give advice to family members as to whom to contact.
- Adhere to all local, county, state, and federal rules, laws and mandates regarding hospice care.
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