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

To read more about patient rights in hospice care situations, visit www.NAHC.org or contact us with questions.