Home Health & Hospice

True or False? All patients require an aide to assist in their ostomy care

Homecare Insider, March 7, 2016

False: Most people who have a colostomy or ileostomy are independent in taking care of it. However, patients may have poor vision or poor memory or other conditions that keep them from completely caring for their ostomies. In many cases, the duties of the home health aide will include emptying or changing an ostomy pouch during the provision of personal care.