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Your Rights & Responsibilities
As a home care patient, you have the right to be informed of your rights and responsibilities before the initiation of care/service. when a patient has been judged incompetent, the patient's family or guardian may exercise these rights as described below as they relate to:
you have the right:

1. To be treated with consideration, respect, and dignity, including the provision of privacy during care.


you have the right:

1. To be informed of the extent to which payment of the hospice services may be expected from Medicare, Medicaid, or any other payer.

you have the right:

1. To refuse all or part of your care/treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the expected consequences of said action.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Spark a smile. Lend a hand. Pat a shoulder. Listen. Share memories. Cry a little, laugh a lot. Learn new skills. Help someone. Just be there.

Gulf Coast Hospice volunteers are caring angels. Patients and families enjoy the friendly face and attentive ear of volunteers. Our staff appreciates the helping hand volunteers provide. When you become a Gulf Coast Hospice volunteer, you will experience the joy of a lifetime. There is a place for you!

Many opportunities are available. Patient and family companions, weekly “check-in” calls, making comfort blankets, office helpers, light house chores, shopping, and yard work are just a few of the ways you can serve the families of Gulf Coast Hospice.

All volunteers are guided through a comprehensive training .

For information about our program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 713-772-2700.

If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, please contact us. We would be happy to explain the training requirements and available options. An interview, reference check, and background check are required for all patient and office support volunteers.