What is Home Care?
When aging in place is the goal, Salus Homecare of Denver offers solutions. Our individualized in home care keeps seniors safe and comfortable. By providing assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living and supporting family caregivers, Salus Homecare improves the lives of seniors in Denver and the surrounding communities.
Activities of daily living are important tasks that we all complete on a regular basis. Managing ADLs helps to ensure that seniors remain healthy and comfortable. When individuals become less independent in completing ADLs, supervision and assistance are often necessary.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living:
- Showering or taking a bath
- Getting dressed
- Oral Hygiene
- Getting to the toilet or managing incontinence
- Consuming regularly scheduled meals
- Walking, using a wheelchair or finding another way to safely move about
When aging in place is the goal, effectively managing instrumental activities of daily living is also essential. Unlike ADLs, these are not considered fundamental tasks, but they do contribute to happiness, independence and a fulfilling lifestyle.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living:
- Driving or securing safe, reliable transportation
- Preparing and cooking meals
- Managing appointments
- Managing medications
- Grocery shopping and other errands
- Keeping a clean house
Salus Homecare of Denver’s respite care was designed to care for the caregiver. It provides essential, professional and dependable help when family caregivers cannot be present to meet their loved one’s needs.
- Provides family members with time off from their day to day responsibilities
- Provides professional supervision for loved ones facing cognitive decline
- Allows family members to lead more productive lives by continuing to work or enjoying vacations.
- Supports aging or ill spouses by managing their loved ones’ physically demanding ADLs.
Who Benefits from Home Care?
Salus Homecare of Denver has supportive programs available that benefit a variety of individuals in our local communities. Professional caregivers are available part time or full time and on a temporary or permanent basis. While many of our clients are seniors, our programs also benefit individuals recovering for an illness or injury, being discharged from the hospital or anyone who needs a little extra assistance managing important ADLs and IADLs.
Who Pays for In Home Care?
Caregiver services typically are not covered by Medicare or the Department of Veterans Affairs, so most individuals will pay out of pocket for these programs. Some private insurance companies do offer coverage for professional caregivers, and Salus Homecare of Denver will also work with you to develop a care plan that is effective and affordable.
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Do I also need both home health and in home care?
Many individuals only require home care or home health care, but some clients benefit when professionals from both areas step in to assist. Salus Homecare of Denver will discuss your individual needs during a comprehensive, no obligation in home consultation in order to develop a cost effective, beneficial care plan.
My daughter manages most of my care needs. Why should I hire an in home aide?
Care provided by family members is often loving, supportive and effective. For some individuals, it is enough to meet all of their needs, and professional assistance is not required. For others, busy family schedules make it impossible for their loved ones to be there as often as they need them to, or they want to give their loved ones a break sometimes by enlisting the help of a professional caregiver.
Will my caregiver be consistent?
Whenever possible, Salus Homecare of Denver carefully matches each client with one primary and one backup caregiver. It is our goal to foster relationships between our clients and their professional caregivers, so we work hard to maintain consistency as often as possible.