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Salus literally came to my rescue after our live-in caregiver walked out. Being out of state I found Salus on line and our case manager personally was at my mothers house within less than 3 hours and had 2 12 hour-a-day care givers lined up until I could drive to California. Everything all the people at Salus did for me was first class, personable and professional.

Jean P. November 18, 2019

Our caregiver was wonderful; caring, clean and a hard worker – she never sat down the entire time she was with me.

Dorothy W. November 16, 2019

Home Health Services

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Long Term Care

More permanent healthcare solutions to provide medical support in helping a person better manage a chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes or COPD.

  • Vital Signs & Medication Monitoring
  • Reduced Instances of Falls & Hospitalizations
  • Support for Family Caregivers
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Short Term Care

Medical care provided for a few days, weeks or months, typically following a hospitalization or during a period of recovery from an illness or injury.

  • Reduced Repeat Hospitalization
  • Lowered Risk of Secondary Injury
  • Recovery in the Comfort of Home
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Therapeutic Care

Physical, speech or occupational therapy supplements home health care to improve recovery time and outcomes and support increased independence.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
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What is Home Health?

What is Home Health?

Hospitalizations and more advanced medical care are sometimes necessary when a person is faced with an acute or chronic illness or an injury. During this time in life, the help of skilled doctors, nurses and other medical professionals is essential to resolve the concern and move a patient toward recovery. Once that period of recovery arrives, many patients prefer to return home as soon as possible and avoid a stay in a rehabilitative care facility. Salus Homecare offers a variety of home health options to provide these individuals with the care and support they need to safely and comfortably recover at home.

Long term home health care is appropriate for anyone with a chronic health condition that they struggle to properly manage on their own. Skilled and licensed nursing staff come to the home on a regular basis to provide medical support and continued evaluation for setbacks or improvements.

Short term home health care is frequently prescribed when a person is discharged home following a hospitalization or needs temporary support with a medical condition. Our qualified case managers work with your physician and hospital discharge planner to ensure your doctor’s orders are followed and medical support is appropriate and beneficial.

Therapeutic services are often prescribed to enhance the recovery process and help patients overcome challenges. These programs help to improve mobility, increase independence and teach new skills that support safety and independence.

Who Benefits from Home Health Services?

Who Benefits from Home Health Services?

Home health care is available for anyone who has a prescribed need for medical support long-term or short-term. It is most often prescribed following a hospital discharge, but at times, doctors will also advise home health to assist with managing a chronic health condition such as Parkinson’s, COPD, Alzheimer’s, a traumatic brain injury or diabetes.

Who Pays For Home Health Services?

Who Pays For Home Health Services?

Home health care is often covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans as long as your doctor prescribes care as medically necessary. When a condition does require a family to self-pay, the flexibility of Salus Homecare home health care often makes it easier for individuals to budget appropriately and pay only for the services they need and only for the period of time that they need services. This makes essential home health more cost effective than most long term care or rehabilitative care facilities.

How Can We Help You & Your Family

Pediatric Home Health

A complex medical condition can impact everything about your child’s life, but professional support can make a difference. Pediatric home health offers personalized support to reduce stress, eliminate uncertainties and create an atmosphere where your child is empowered to reach their full potential. Learn more about our accredited pediatric care programs. Click the link below to request a consultation.

How old does a child have to be to sign up for pediatric care services?
Pediatric care services are available to patients age 0-21 with complex medical conditions or those children who are technologically dependent.
Who will provide day-to-day care for my child?
Salus Homecare's professional pediatric care team includes nurses, therapists and medical social workers. Your child’s direct daily care will be provided by a nurse or certified nursing assistant assigned to your family. However, other compassionate professionals might also provide support depending on your child's specific needs and goals.
What do you do to ensure my child’s care is customized?
Salus Homecare recognizes that all children are individuals. A one-size-fits-all care plan simply is not effective. To ensure that your child’s care plan offers the most benefits, our care managers will work with you, your child’s physician and others who support your child to develop a customized and inclusive plan of care that recognizes your child's unique personality, challenges and goals. The plan of care will also be reviewed regularly and modified as necessary to ensure care remains effective.
I want to better understand my child’s health condition and how I can help her. Can your team assist with this?
Yes, our team is happy to provide education to primary caregivers in order to help you best meet the needs of your child. This service is often included in our patient care plans.
What types of equipment can your nurses provide support for?
Salus Homecare's pediatric nursing team is fully trained to provide support for ventilators, tracheostomies, C-pap and Bipap machines as well as other medical devices. We can assist with seizure disorders, developmental delays and other neurological diagnoses too. Requesting a consultation is the best way to determine how we can best help your child.
I want to ensure that my child’s school understands her needs. Can your team assist by participating in school meetings?
Yes, Salus Homecare often provides support to families in meetings that help determine the need for an Individual Education Program (IEP). We will collaborate with you and your school to help establish the specifics of a plan that helps your child to reach their full potential.
If my child is socializing and interacting with friends, what will her nurse do during that time?
All children including children with complex medical needs enjoy social interactions with friends. Our goal is always to empower children to enjoy independence, however, your child’s nurse will remain within eyesight and is always aware of the situation and surroundings. Keeping the safety of your child as a top priority is essential. When necessary, your child’s nurse will provide assistance with activities or work and determine the appropriate level of involvement.
Can my child’s nurse take him to school or the doctor’s office?
Our nurses can accompany your child to school or a medical professional's office, but for the safety of your child, they do not provide transportation.
Does Salus Homecare perform background checks on your nurses?
Yes, every Salus professional who works in a client's home undergoes a complete and extensive background check. Additionally, our professional team is bonded and insured. This provides your family with an important extra layer of protection and the confidence in knowing that your child is in the best of hands.
Is someone available to provide our family with assistance in an emergency?
Your family will be assigned a care manager who remains on call 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Should you have an urgent question, concern or care need, please reach out to them. They will work with you to help ensure that your needs are met or your concerns are appropriately addressed.
How do I get started?
The best way to get started is by discussing your child's care needs with their doctor. Then, simply give Salus Homecare a call and we'll work with you to take care of the rest.
How long does the service last?
Pediatric care services are not provided for a specific period of time. Rather, services can continue as long as your child's needs exist and your child continues to meet the guidelines established by your insurance provider.
Why should I choose Salus?
Salus offers your child and family with expert, nurturing care that enhances quality of life. At Salus, we are "Always There" and provide your family with a variety of choices in care to best meet your needs and help you reach your goals.

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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 Health FAQs

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Salus Homecare employs registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical social workers and skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists. All of our employees undergo an extensive hiring process that includes background checks and reference checks, and they are mandated to participate in ongoing training to remain up-to-date on the latest health care advancements.

While many of our home health care clients do come to us after a hospital discharge, it is not necessary. We also receives referrals from primary care physicians and specialists on a regular basis.

Salus Homecare’s home health is for anyone. Whether an adult is returning home after a serious car accident, a senior is trying to manage his diabetes or a college student has been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, our skilled nursing and therapy services provide the appropriate level of care in the comfort of home.

Home care nurses are skilled professionals with expertise in specific medical tasks. While they can assist with some ADLs during a visit, their time will mostly be devoted to meeting your medical needs. If you require regular assistance with tasks that are outside of their normal duties, Salus Homecare can supplement your care with in home aide services.

This is a personal decision, and the right answer varies for many reasons. When deciding where you would like to go after a hospitalization, think about your goals. If they include aging in place, home health care might be the right solution for you. While many facilities offer high quality care, keep in mind that only home health care provides individualized, completely customized care in the privacy of home. For many, this means more time with family and a decreased financial burden especially when dealing with a chronic medical condition.

Salus Homecare’s home health team understands the importance of continuity of care, and the only way that we can ensure our clients benefit from it is by reaching out to their current care providers. As part of your initial assessment, our care manager will contact your doctor, hospital discharge planner and social worker to ask for recommendations and input. Together, and in collaboration with you and your family, we will use this information to devise an appropriate plan of care that meets all of your needs.

At Salus Homecare, our goal is to help you to relax and focus on your recovery. When it comes to coordinating schedules of multiple workers, we do all of the work and ensure that the professionals who enter your home come at a time that is convenient for you. Once you are our client, should you ever need to adjust the schedule or accommodate for an emergency, our care managers remain on call to assist.

Yes. Our Salus Homecare’s skilled nurses provide family education. There are many tasks that your loved ones can assist with, and there are even some that you may be able to perform independently.

Salus Homecare never requires our customers to sign a contract. We also do not charge any fees for canceling your services.

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