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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: Notify the home care provider's chief supervisor or administrator. Notify a state health department or Medicare representative. Notify the Better Business Bureau. Rights for home healthcare patients In addition, federal law requires that all individuals receiving home care services be informed of their rights as patients. Accordin...
Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind
Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures. It is used when a person becomes terminally ill or unable to communicate or make decisions, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) says. Such a will doesn't always tell health care providers to withhold or end treatment. In fact, it can call for treatment to go on regardless of your medical condition. Having a living will protects your rights as a patient and means that your fam...