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

Often times because we live in such small towns we find ourselves seeking medical treatment, surgery, or other health care needs in larger hospitals in large towns and cities.  It is important for you to be aware that  upon discharge if you are  told that you need home health or hospice care there is a federal law that guarantees you the  right to choose the home care or hospice provider that you may prefer to  provide care for you in your home. This is a very important health care right and there are many health care providers to choose from including choosing your local provider.  When you are discharged from a hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation hospital the discharge planner should work with you and your family to understand your needs and preferences.  Any home health or hospice agency can work with any physician ordering the services, the choice of which agency is up to you.

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services and Pointe Coupee Hospice both have many years of experience in the wide spectrum of home health and hospice services.  We have worked with both local physicians as well as physicians in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, even as far as New Orleans and other larger towns and cities.

If you have questions or need information on how to contact Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services or Pointe Coupee Hospice to provide the services ordered by your physician call us at (225) 638-5717 or email homebound@eatel.net. We can be found on the internet at www.pchhh.org.

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