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Overview & Objectives

Documentation is mandatory for the coordination of care and delivery of hospice services. The hospice aide’s role in documentation is important for monitoring patient status, eligibility, functional ability, and decline. This inservice includes a general overview of the legal aspects of documentation, regulatory requirements, documentation content in care and data gathering, the do’s and don’ts of documentation, continuous (crisis) care documentation, and terminology to avoid. The importance of timeframes is also discussed. The learning objectives for this module include:

  • Discuss the importance of hospice aide documentation
  • List the do’s and don’ts of documentation
  • Explain the rationale for continuous (crisis) care documentation
  • Identify terminology to avoid in documentation
  • Explain the importance of timeframes in documentation


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise:  Weak vs. Strong Documentation
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance