You and Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME are partners in your health care plan. To ensure the finest care possible, you must understand your role in your health care program. As a patient of Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME, you are responsible for the following:

  1. To provide complete and accurate information concerning your present health, medication, allergies, etc., when appropriate to your care/service.
  2. To inform a staff member, as appropriate, of your health history, including past hospitalizations, illnesses, injuries, etc.
  3. To involve yourself, as needed and as able, in developing, carrying out, and modifying your home care service plan, such as properly cleaning and storing your equipment and supplies.
  4. To review Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME’s safety materials and actively participate in maintaining a safe environment in your home.
  5. To request additional assistance or information on any phase of your health care plan you do not fully understand.
  6. To notify your attending physician when you feel ill, or encounter any unusual physical or mental stress or sensations.
  7. To notify Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME when you will not be home at the time of a scheduled home care visit.
  8. To notify Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME prior to changing your place of residence or your telephone number.
  9. To notify Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME when encountering any problem with equipment or service.
  10. To notify Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME if you are to be hospitalized or if your physician modifies or ceases your home care prescription.
  11. To make a conscious effort to properly care for equipment supplied and to comply with all other aspects of the home health care plan developed for you.
  12. To report any concerns regarding pain and pain management.
  13. To make a conscious effort in showing respect and consideration to Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME’s staff.
  14. To meet financial commitments that has been agreed to with Gabel Distributors – COBRA DME
  15. To accept the consequences for adverse outcomes if you do not follow proposed care plan or course of treatment.