Behavior of the hospice bath aide makes me uncomfortable. Any advice?
I am so uncomfortable with the bath aide hospice sent out for my husband and I don't know if her behavior is common and I'm over-reacting or she's just too loose and needs to be reigned in. I've been caring for my husband for the past 3 years.. he's basically bed ridden and has only been in hospice care for less than a month. She offers him medical advice and has told him to take his morphine and ativan about half an hour before she visits. She's not a medical worker and the nurses never mentioned any casual use of these drugs. Also when he asked if he should cover up while leaving the bed for the bathroom she encouraged him to go nude saying that if it didn't bother him he didn't bother her. It bothered me. I feel his dignity is being treated as immaterial. She also does not cover his groin when bending to wash his legs and feet. If I'm in error, I'll work on it. Watching someone struggle is hard and I know you all know that. Maybe that's where I am to and looking for someone to get upset with. I really don't know what I'm feeling. Thank you