A typical hospice care team includes a:  Registered nurse who usually visits 1-2 times a week (or more depending on the need) and is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  Home health aide(s) (who can help with personal care up to 2 hours a day)  Medical director (who works with your oncologist and the hospice team to coordinate the medical care)  Social worker  Spiritual counselor (for example, a chaplain)  Grief counselor(s) (for patients and their families)  Most often, a family member becomes the primary caregiver, with guidance and support from the hospice team.  Family members or other caregivers provide care about 22 hours a day.  A hospice nurse and home health aides help the other 2 hours.

Source:  Susan G. Komen  2019