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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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Do I need hospice now?

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Are you caring for an ailing friend or family member or looking for hospice information for yourself? Did you know that hospice is available to help in most cases and at little or no cost? Find out if hospice is the answer for your loved one or yourself by answering these ten, simple questions.

 

1. Fallen several times over the past six months?
Yes No
2. Consistently needed help from others with two or more of the following:
  • Bathing
  • Getting out of bed
  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Walking
  • Yes No
    3. Started feeling weaker or more tired?
    Yes No
    4. Had a loss of desire to participate in routine life activities or experiences?
    Yes No
    5. Needed to start taking medication to lessen physical pain?
    Yes No
    6. Experienced weight loss so that clothes are noticeably looser?
    Yes No
    7. Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
    Yes No
    8. Been hospitalized or to the emergency room several times in the past six months?
    Yes No
    9. Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians?
    Yes No
    10. Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?
    Yes No