Your Rights as a Hospice Patient
We adhere to all federal and state laws and requirements for individuals receiving hospice or home care. These rights include:
- The right to receive the highest quality of care (including compassionate care, pain and symptom management)
- The right to voice grievances without fear of discrimination or reprisal
- The right to refuse services and to be advised of the consequences of refusing care
- The right to request a change in caregiver without fear of reprisal or discrimination
- The right of confidentiality with regard to information about their health, social, and financial circumstances and about what takes place in the home
- The right to receive information and be communicated with in a manner you can understand.
- The right to choose your attending physician and other health care providers and communicate with those providers.
- The right to be informed in advance about services covered under Hospice benefit, service limitations, potential risks and benefits of medical treatments.
- The right to be involved in developing your hospice plan of care and be advised of any changes in your plan of care.
- The right to be informed of any fees or charges in advance of services for which you may be liable.
- The right to formulate advance directives and receive written information