We started about 2 weeks ago with having a hospice aide come M-F to assist with getting my 83 yo dad who has late stage dementia ready in the mornings. The aide cleans my dad, changes bed sore bandaids, applies ointment to his left knee and hip, gets him dressed and then puts him in his wheelchair. He usually takes about 30-45 mins to do this. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure he would take a little longer if he had to clean my dad after a bowel movement.
I know there isn’t a “norm” but wanted to ask if anyone tips their aides? If so, how much and frequency? I checked the hospice website but it didn’t mention any policies on whether tipping is allowed or not.