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Exceptional Physical Therapist who showed patience, kindness and pathways to help me recover and walk again after surgery.

Peggy F. May 23, 2019

I was extremely ill, and was very apprehensive of having a caregiver in my home. I loved meeting with your case manager … So sweet and helpful. My caregiver was not only sweet, easy to speak with, and she addressed all of my issues. Everyone I interacted with were kind and made me feel comfortable and taken care of. The help I received from from Salus was impeccable. I thank you so very much! I’m on the mend! Thank you! With love,

Eileen A. May 16, 2019

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Our home care services are below. If you need help figuring things out please give us a call: (888) 725-8742

ADLs

Fundamental tasks that lend themselves to safety, hygiene, health and independence. If tasks cannot be completed alone, having support benefits the senior.

  • Bathing & Dressing
  • Personal Hygiene & Toileting
  • Ambulation
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IADLs

Tasks that promote independence in the community. These tasks are not essential for daily functioning in the way that ADLs are, but they do help a person to remain independent and maintain a higher quality of life.

  • Transportation & Running Errands
  • Meal Preparation
  • Housekeeping
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Respite Care

Professional respite care ensures that seniors have the support and supervision they need at home, giving family members freedom to step away to work, travel or relax.

  • Supervision & Socialization
  • Consistent Care
  • Breaks for Loved Ones
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What is Home Care?

What is Home Care?

When your family needs support to help an aging loved one remain safe and comfortable at home, Salus Homecare offers viable solutions. Our experienced caregivers offer reliable services to ensure your loved one enjoys the appropriate level of support and supervision right at home. We provide a wide range of services that include assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, socialization and supervision, as well as reliable respite support to give family caregivers the breaks they need to live fuller, more productive lives.

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic tasks and self-care activities necessary for health, safety and independence. While many people remain independent with ADLs for most of their life, a time sometimes comes when extra support is necessary because of a health diagnosis, dementia, an injury or the aging process.

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) also support independence.  While these tasks are not considered fundamental in the same way that ADLs are, they do contribute to a healthier, higher quality of life.

Respite care focuses on providing essential support to family caregivers. It ensures that seniors have reliable assistance available and provided by professional caregivers when family members cannot be in the home or are for other reasons not immediately engaged in providing care.

Who Benefits from Home Care Services?

Who Benefits from Home Care Services?

Seniors benefit from home care services when they reach a point in the aging process where they need more help, after a fall or while recovering after a hospitalization. This level of care also empowers seniors to remain independent at home after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, COPD or another chronic health concern. Salus Homecare offers a high level of flexibility to best meet the family’s needs. Care is available hourly or around the clock, holidays, weekends or anytime you need it most.

Who Pays for In Home Care Services?

Who Pays for In Home Care Services?

In most cases, Salus Homecare services are private pay. In some cases, long term care insurance may fully or partially cover the cost of in home care. We are happy to help you facilitate this process if you have an established policy. To ensure value, Salus Homecare develops personalized care plans that include the appropriate level of care and flexible scheduling that accommodates your loved one’s needs and lifestyles. Unlike in many facilities, your family is never expected to pay for hours or tasks that are unwanted or unnecessary. As a result, many families find our services to be a cost effective alternative to institutional care.

How Can We Help You & Your Family

Palliative Care

Many challenges come along with being diagnosed with a serious medical conditions. Your ability to overcome them impacts your health, happiness and quality of life. Your medical team can help you overcome many of these challenges, but when their support alone isn’t enough to manage symptoms, discomfort and stress, Salus Palliative Care is here for you. Our team of doctors, nurses and trained professionals provide personalized support to empower you to live each day to the fullest and get the most out of any curative treatments

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Comfort and symptom management; Maintain comfort and quality of life during the end stages of a serious illness to which the doctor does not expect a cure; care for physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Reduces suffering. Improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
Why choose this type of care?
May receive curative treatments between the home and hospital during the last months, weeks and days of life. Medicare requires the patient must be homebound.
What kind of services are available?
Interdisciplinary team provides holistic care. Patient's physician arranges Medical Equipment and Medications; must be authorized by insurance.
Who pays for this service?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid with no co-pay;Most private insurances also have coverage. May have co-pays according to plan.
How often does the care happen?
Intermittent visits by the Palliative Care Team according to an individualized plan.
Who is involved in the delivery of care?
Palliative care is ordered by the patients physician and may include a RN or Nurse Practitioner, medical social services and a consultation with spiritual care.
Who determines what care is delivered?
Palliative Care Team, led by a Nurse Practitioner, confers with the patient's physician in developing a unique plan to meet the needs of the patient and family. Includes Advanced Care Planning discussion on end of life goals.
Is a physician order required?
Yes
Is anything else required?
Patient must meet home-bound requirements.
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Depends on eligibility
How do I get started?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
How long does the service last?
As long as patient meets eligibility guidelines for Home Health care. As condition declines, many patients choose Salus Hospice to best meet their holistic needs, including experienced end of life care staff.
Why choose Salus?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.

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Home Care

Illnesses and the aging process can impact your ability to live independently at home. With the right support, safety and comfort are prioritized, goals are easier to meet and your quality of life improves too.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
To remain safe and comfortable in your own home or place of choice in times of recuperation or during the normal aging process
Why choose this type of care?
Maintain dignity and independence allowing you to age safely in the comfort of home. May also be helpful to assist with care needs following surgery or hospitalization.
What kind of services are available?
Assistance with activities of daily living can include bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and medication reminders. Also light housekeeping and other requested services.
Who pays for this service?
Private pay; for those that have long term care insurance their policy may pay a good portion of the costs; for those qualifying war-time veterans (or spouse) the VA covers a small portion.
How often does the care happen?
As often as you would like. Can be hourly for brief periods (min of 4 hrs) or up to 24hrs/day 7 days/wk
Who is involved in the delivery of care?
A case manager and a caregiver.
Who determines what care is delivered?
The case manager and family make this decision together
Is a physician order required?
No
Is anything else required?
An in-home assessment performed by the case manager to determine the plan of care.
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
The majority of the time this will be the responsibility of the patient/family
How do I get started?
Give Salus a call. We will schedule a case manager to visit at no cost.
How long does the service last?
As long as needed and desired by the client
Why choose Salus?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.

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Home Health

Returning home from the hospital and reducing the risk of setbacks associated with a chronic health condition is easier with the right support. Home health care helps you to reach optimal recovery goals.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
To regain prior level of function/health. Promote the patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
Why choose this type of care?
To regain health and to resume the previous level of function and independence.
What kind of services are available?
Multidisciplinary team approach. Patient's physician arranges Medical Equipment and Medications; must be authorized by insurance.
Who pays for this service?
Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial Insurance or by the patient directly; May have co-pays according to plan.
How often does the care happen?
Care is determined by the doctor but is typically comprised of intermittent visits by nursing and therapy over the course of 30-60 days according to an individualized plan
Who is involved in the delivery of care?
Home Health services are ordered by a physician and can include nursing, physical, occupational or speech therapy, medical social services, home health aide and registered dietician
Who determines what care is delivered?
The patients ordering physician determines the disciplines necessary to meet the patients' needs
Is a physician order required?
Yes
Is anything else required?
Patient must meet home-bound requirements
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Depends on eligibility
How do I get started?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
How long does the service last?
As long as the patient has the potential for improvement with restorative treatment. Must meet insurance eligibility guidelines.
Why choose Salus?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.

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Hospice

After receiving a terminal diagnosis, living with dignity is what matters most. Hospice care provides emotional, spiritual and physical support to reduce pain and discomfort so you can enjoy each day more.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Comfort and symptom management; Maintain comfort and quality of life during the end stages of a serious illness to which the doctor does not expect a cure; care for physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Reduces suffering. Improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
Why choose this type of care?
To stay in the comfort of your own home, avoid hospitalization, during your final months, weeks and days of life. To forego curative treatments, rather focus your remaining time left on things that matter most. There is no homebound requirement.
What kind of services are available?
An interdisciplinary team provides holistic care. Includes coverage for medications related to management of the end stage disease, Medical Equipment and Nursing Supplies (i.e Incontinence, Gloves, Woundcare dressings).
What kind of services are available?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid 100% covered; Most private insurances also have coverage, including VA benefit
How often does the care happen?
Hospice support is available 24/7 although the frequency of intermittent visits can vary based on the patients individual care needs and can change as the patients' needs change
Who is involved in the delivery of care?Hospice has an Interdisciplinary approach to care, the hospice team includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, home health aide, and volunteers
Hospice has an Interdisciplinary approach to care, the hospice team includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, home health aide, and volunteers
Who determines what care is delivered?
The hospice team works together with each patient and their family/caregivers to determine the services they would like to receive while under Hospice care. Collaborates with the physician for updates and orders.
Is a physician order required?
Yes
Is anything else required?
Patient must have a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less certified by two physicians
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Included in benefit
Included in benefit
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
Designed for patients during the last 6 months of life if the disease runs it's usual course. Should the patient's condition improve, the hospice team will assist with discharge planning from hospice to other healthcare options.
How do I get started?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.

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Home Care FAQs

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Once you have received your free, no obligation consultation, Salus Homecare can initiate services as soon as you need us to.

With just a phone call, you can begin the process of initiating caregiving services.  During that call, one of our knowledgeable staff will answer questions you may have about services and help you coordinate a free consultation with a care manager. During the consultation, we can help you determine the services that will best meet your needs.

While Medicare does pay for some Orange County home health services, it typically will not pay for in home care. If costs are a concerning factor for your family when it comes to initiating care, please discuss this with us so we can accommodate you with a cost effective, appropriate plan of care.

As an accredited home care agency, Salus Homecare carefully screens and background checks all of our employees. This provides our clients with a level of safety and security that they often cannot find when hiring a caregiver independently. Additionally, Salus Homecare handles paying taxes, maintaining workman’s comp insurance, providing ongoing training and making accommodations for emergency care coverage when necessary. All of this is to protect the seniors we serve and give their families necessary peace of mind.

Homecare services can be modified at any time to reflect your needs. You will maintain contact with your care manager, and she can assist you with either increasing or decreasing services as needed. You also have the flexibility to cancel services at any time without penalty.

Salus Homecare provides individualized care to each of our clients. We can assist with as few or as many daily tasks as necessary to help you maintain your independence while keeping you as safe as possible.

Caregivers with Salus Homecare are considered non-medical professionals and are not medically licensed or trained. For that reason, caregivers are only able to assist with medication reminders. If you or your loved one needs medication management or administration, our care managers can help you coordinate those services with our licensed private duty nursing care team.

Salus Homecare works diligently to match clients and their caregivers in order to foster strong relationships. Depending on your schedule, you can generally expect to have consistency with your primary caregiver and reliever. Should your needs change or your caregiver have a personal emergency, we are always available to provide a backup.

Family caregivers are dedicated individuals and an important part of a senior’s care team. At Salus Homecare , we respect their role and work with them to provide comprehensive, coordinated care. Our caregivers can be your eyes and ears when you need to be away from home, and they can provide you with important respite time so you can take care of yourself. With our help, many family caregivers experience a greater level of satisfaction, improved health and a better relationship with their loved ones.

This will depend on your individual care needs. A skilled home health aide is provided only during the time you are receiving skilled home health services in your home, and they only provide a visit for bathing. Our caregivers can provide you assistance with bathing in addition to other tasks that may be needed to keep you comfortable at home. Our case managers can help you determine what care needs are appropriate for your specific situation.

What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us

“I enjoy the support and companionship my professional caregiver provides. I’m treated with dignity and respect, and home is safer and more comfortable.”

If a higher level of care is ever necessary, our home health services help you better manage medical needs, or our hospice team is available to support patients faced with life-limiting health conditions.

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