Patient Rights

The staff of The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place wants you to know we understand that people who enter a health care facility usually do so because of circumstances beyond their control. This need, however, does not in any way affect your individual right to the kinds of choices you have as a citizen and as a human being.

Federal regulations require that we provide each patient a written outline of their rights and it is important to know that our staff will make every effort to inform you of those rights and will assist every patient in exercising them to the fullest extent possible.

While in residence at our health center, there will be many decisions that need to be made and some of the most important will pertain to your healthcare. You will be asked to participate in formulating your plan of care and to give consent to medical treatments.

Patients may want to make specific provisions for guiding their medical decisions in advance. There are generally two types of documents that address this. They are a Living Will and/or a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. These documents make provisions for when a patient is medically or cognitively unable to make decisions on their own. The social workers at our health center can provide information about your State�s provisions for advance directives.

As you may have guessed, there are many rights that exist and are important to the well being of our patients and we strive to respect those rights. At the HealthCare Center at West Meade Place we are committed to the care and satisfaction of the customers we serve.

James Wright, Administrator
The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place