Majority of us value our own privacy. Home care service providers in Hawaii apply information privacy laws—a.k.a. HIPAA or The Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act—in areas involving their patients’ federal privacy. Only the patient themselves can give permission a health care provider to share/receive health information.
No one wants their health information shared without their permission! But when working with a professional caregiver, it’s required of them to know about all the pertinent health information about the seniors they are working with.
So how can you keep your loved one’s privacy intact?
Here are some ideas:
- Only share information that is necessary for your caregiver and healthcare provider to give you quality home care services.
- Do not share/leave lying around your passwords to accounts containing personal information.
- Talk to your care team about it; caution them about sharing any personal information about you.
Helping Hands Health Care is the number one healthcare services provider in Hawaii. We make sure that your loved ones are kept safe and their information is kept secure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our staff and let us talk about how we can help improve your senior’s quality of life.