Hospice care is patient centered and patient directed. It is one of the best examples in health care of collaboration by an interdisciplinary team dedicated to meeting the needs of the patient and family. In consultation with the patient, his or her loved ones, primary caregiver, and the patient’s own physician, the hospice team prepares an individual plan of care based on patient and family needs and goals. Direct care is provided by the primary caregiver, if available, and augmented by the hospice team. Care is provided wherever the patient calls home. Hospice also provides medications related to comfort and the terminal diagnosis, supplies, and durable medical equipment that is needed. Hospice is designed to support the care that the patient’s primary caregiver provides.
At Hospice Services of Massachusetts we are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals diagnosed with a life limiting illness by enabling them and their loved ones to live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. Our team of caring, professional staff and volunteers will pay careful attention to the medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of individuals, their families and friends.
Our staff is committed to working closely with the patient, family and caregiver to assist them in understanding the end of life process, identifying what they can expect at the end of life, and empowering them to provide care when our team is not present.
We are a community-based hospice, providing end-of-life comfort care to patients in any setting that is considered home as well as acute care hospital settings.
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The effective date of this Privacy Notice is June 7, 2013.
At this facility we respect the privacy and confidentiality of your health information. This Notice of Privacy Practices ("Notice") describes how we may use and disclose your medical/health information and how you can get access to this information. This Notice applies to uses and disclosures we may make of all your health information whether created or received by us.
We are required by law to:
We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all health information we maintain. Should we make material changes, we will make the revised Notice available to you by posting it in a clear and prominent location.
We may use and disclose your health information for purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations as described below.
Under the Privacy Regulations, we may make the following uses and disclosures without obtaining a written authorization from you:
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For disclosures concerning certain health information such as HIV-related information or records regarding psychiatric care that have been sent to us by another provider, special restriction apply. Generally, we will disclose such information only with an Authorization, or as otherwise required by law.