You Have the Right to Choose Your Home Health Care Service Provider

You have a right to choose the home care provider that you want in your home following discharge from a hospital. This is an important health care right and we understand how difficult this decision can be.

There are many options available for obtaining care, and we respect your right to choose the services that meet your unique home care needs. If you are being discharged from a hospital, the Discharge Planner should work with you and your family to understand your individual home care needs based on your condition and expected recovery.

If home care is recommended, the hospital should give you a list of all the home care companies that can visit you at home, It is your choice to decide who comes in your home and cares for you.

As part of the discharge planning process, hospitals can plan your discharge and arrange for a designated company to take your care for six weeks. You are within your rights to seek other care companies to take over after the six week period.

Remember, it is your right to choose your home health care provider.