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Hospice Workers

Overview

Hospice workers provide support for terminally ill patients in the final stages of their illness. Hospice care is a benefit under Medicare Part A hospital insurance and eligible persons can receive medical and support services for their terminal illnesses. Care is primarily provided in the patients' homes, but may also be provided in nursing homes and hospitals, with the intent to make patients as comfortable and pain-free as medically possible during the final days of their lives. A team of specially trained professionals and volunteers provides hospice care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reported that in 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million patients received hospice services. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Social

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager of Home Health Care Agency

Supervisor of Hospice Workers

Hospice Social Worker

Registered Nurse

Entry-Level Hospice Worker

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