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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:
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RESPECT AND CONFIDENTIALITY
you have the right:

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

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FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF 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.

SELF DETERMINATION
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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Gulf Coast Hospice of Houston is locally owned and operated by caring healthcare professionals dedicated to ensuring the utmost comfort to our patients and their families. Care decisions are made locally and immediately– *with no need to consult with a corporate office in another city or state.

We provide hospice services in your home as well as in a personal care home or an assisted living or nursing facility. Hospital care and respite care for family care-givers can also be provided (based on federal and state regulation). Our experienced staff can discuss the criteria for these specific areas of care.

Our goal is to provide our patients and their loved ones with a level of care and comfort that is both comprehensive and compassionate. We work with the entire family to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs unique to this stage of life. We will conduct, at no charge, an assessment of patient eligibility for hospice care seven days a week and on all holidays. We will always be available to answer your questions and provide counsel. Gulf Coast Hospice will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion or need.