Patient Rights Assistance

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    Programs that provide information, education, advocacy and/or other forms of legal assistance which relate to the rights of people who are patients in a health or mental health care facility, who are residents of convalescent or other long or short-term care facilities including adult residential care homes, or who are incapacitated and are being cared for at home by family members. Services may also be available to significant others of these individuals.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/AdvocacyProvides specially trained volunteers (ombudsman) who work to resolve complaints on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities, assist in the protection of their rights, assist family members, encourage participation in resident councils, and establish good working relations with the facility's administration and staff. Volunteers make regular visits to assigned facilities and are available to residents and family members who have questions or concerns. Volunteers are professionally supervised, and trained.SchenectadyOMBUDSMAN PROGRAMCATHOLIC CHARITIES SENIOR AND CAREGIVERS SERVICES
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesWorks to addresses the patient's rights issues for seniors when there are patient-right related problems, such as being denied admission to a hospital, an unsafe transfer, premature discharge from a hospital, poor discharge planning, poor quality of care, or lack of post-hospitalization care.AlbanyPATIENT'S RIGHTS HOTLINENEW YORK STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides assistance and advocacy for individuals who have questions, concerns and grievances with alcohol or drug treatment professionals or programs.AlbanySUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICE COMPLAINTSNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (OASAS)
    Helpline/Hotline ServicesOffers information about patient rights when hospitalized, medical records review for quality of care and other information regarding health care through Medicare and Medicaid programs, including Medicaid fraud.AlbanyPATIENT RIGHTS AND MEDICAID FRAUDNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    Information/Referral ServicesA national organization that serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis. Seeks to safeguard patients through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Provides legal consultation and referral services for patients facing denial of insurance coverage, employment discrimination and need for negotiating support with public assistance programs. In situations of health crisis, careworkers offer free help in resolving issues. Website offers online request-for-help capability and has a directory of prescription drug patient assistance programs that offer medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicine.PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONPATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION
    Legal/Court ServicesOffers legal counseling and representation for people with physical, mental or developmental disabilities who have been victims of abuse, neglect or violated rights.AlbanyDISABILITY RIGHTS LEGAL ASSISTANCEDISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK (DRNY)
    PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONA national organization that serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis. Seeks to safeguard patients through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Provides legal consultation and referral services for patients facing denial of insurance coverage, employment discrimination and need for negotiating support with public assistance programs. In situations of health crisis, careworkers offer free help in resolving issues. Website offers online request-for-help capability and has a directory of prescription drug patient assistance programs that offer medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicine.PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONPATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION

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