Privacy & Patient Rights
Lenity Light Hospice is a hospice company that provides hospice services. We specialize in difficult to manage care led by expert physicians and nursing staff. We work closely with your other doctors including your home health agency as well as any hospitals you may have visited to help coordinate your care. As a result we do share some information with your care providers to improve your overall care.We do collect data to help improve your care. We may share this data with your other healthcare providers unless you specifically ask us not to. We will share information with family members who you have authorized as being approved to receive this information. You will sign forms on admission to our service identifying who these contacts are.We do also collect basic information from our website and via online advertisements. This information can be in the form of cookies and forms submitted by individuals asking to join newsletters, or requesting information. We do store this information in order to continue to continue our relationship and share cutting edge information as it becomes available. We do NOT share this information with any other organization or sell this information to any lists. If you wish to be removed from our lists for any reason, you can click the unsubscribe button or call the office and ask to be removed.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
As a patient, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your rights and responsibilities. As always, our staff is available to you to answer any questions you may have.
Our Ethical Directives
Lenity Light Hospice believes in and follows strict ethical guidelines. Our services are open to all persons as long as they have a chronic disease, have been determined to be terminal by a physician and we offer some type of benefit with our involvement. There are circumstances where we will not be able to offer any further assistance or provide any benefit with our involvement. In this case, we will notify you and your family, and sign off the case once we insure proper follow up has been arranged. Ethically, we cannot follow a patient if we are not providing a helpful service.We do not discriminate based on a person’s background, race, color, religion, sexual orientation. In fact, we encourage you be open with your needs with us so we can help arrange the best possible care for you and your loved ones.
Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)
In the event that you cannot make medical decisions for yourself, it is important to have these legal documents prepared, so your loved ones can follow your wishes. A attorney can help you in setting up a living will or MPOA.During our visits, we will discuss your treatment preferences, and document your wishes via the Texas Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form. We will add this form to your medical records, and provide you with a copy to keep with you and to give to your loved ones.
Patient Financial Obligations
We do bill insurances for our services. Please contact the office for a list of insurances we currently are accepting. Any unpaid balances will be the responsibility of the patient or responsible financial party. We do offer financial assistance to our patients for medical services in times of extreme hardship via Shaheen Charitable Trust. Please call the office if you would like to apply. To be eligible for this assistance, you must submit the necessary documents and meet established qualifications.
As a patient, you have the right to:
- Be fully informed of all your patient rights and receive a written copy, in advance of furnishing or discontinuing care whenever possibleNot be discriminated against because of your race, beliefs, age, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or your ability to pay for careBe treated with dignity and respect, including cultural and personal beliefs, values and preferencesConfidentiality, reasonable personal privacy, security, safety, spiritual or religious care accommodations and communication. If communication restrictions are necessary for patient care and safety, documentation must explain the restrictions to the patient and familyBe protected from neglect, exploitation and verbal, mental, physical or sexual abuseReceive information about your condition, including unanticipated outcomesAgree and be involved in all aspects and decisions of your care, including:
- Refusing care, treatment and services to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the consequences of your actionsResolving problems with care decisions
Patient satisfaction questionnaire
We constantly measure our patientsf satisfaction with the medical care and services they receive. We also seek ways to improve how we meet your expectations.As a patient or former patient, you may be asked to respond to a questionnaire designed to gauge your level of satisfaction with our care. We hope you will take the few minutes to complete the survey. Your comments are important to us. Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities.
Have a complaint? Please let us know. Call our office, 817-406-1500 and discuss your concerns with our office Manager or executive director. We will help address your concerns and take appropriate action.