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Certified Hospice Companion Aide

As a member of The Senior’s Choice we are committed to providing their clients with the most professional caregivers in the senior care industry. In order to ensure this, we look for warm, honest, caring people and then we help them boost their skills to become the best the industry has to offer. Our caregivers have access to our exclusive Certified Hospice Companion Aide (CHCA®) program. The CHCA® specialized training program was designed by a hospice nurse and educates caregivers on death and dying, how to assist patients and hospice nurses with end of life care and prepares them for the emotional consequences of caring for the terminally ill.

No other companion care company in Jacksonville, Florida offers such a comprehensive training program. Clients can trust The Senior’s Choice CHCA’s ® to perform their duties with professionalism and dedication while they help them maintain their independence and treat them and their loved ones with the dignity and respect they deserve. The Senior’s Choice members know that CHCA’s ® represent some of the finest caregivers in the industry.

The CHCA program trains our Caregivers in 8 senior care areas such as:

  1. An Introduction to Hospice
  2. Communication
  3. The Stages of Dying and Dying
  4. Culture and Diversity
  5. Pain Management
  6. Symptom Management
  7. The End of Days
  8. Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

The CHCA program benefits hospice patients in several ways, when they are part of the Hospice Team:

  • The CHCA caregiver helps the hospice patient with eating, bathing, dressing, getting in/out of bed
  • The CHCA caregiver prepares meals and medication reminders
  • The CHCA caregiver provides support and comfort to the hospice patient
  • The CHCA caregiver provides respite care and support to family members
  • The CHCA caregiver observes and reports any changes to the hospice nurse
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