Patient Rights

Patient Rights

What are a patient's rights when receiving care?

If you are unhappy with the home health or hospice care you are receiving, you should take the following steps:

  1. Notify the home care provider's chief supervisor or administrator.
  2. Notify a state health department or Medicare representative.
  3. Notify the Better Business Bureau.

Rights for home health care patients

In addition, federal law requires that all individuals receiving home care services be informed of their rights as patients. According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), home health care patients have the right to:

Rights for hospice care patients

According to NAHC's affiliate, the Hospice Association of America, hospice patients have the right to:

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