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Salus Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Meeting the unique needs of Alzheimer’s patients through hospice care helps to ensure that the patient and their family members enjoy a higher quality of life and experiences less stress and anxiety in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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Alzheimer's Hospice Support Provided:

Alzheimer's Hospice Support Provided:

  • The Highest Level of Physical Care and Support with ADLs
  • Personalized Comfort Care and Pain Management
  • Alzheimer’s Specific Emotional and Behavioral Support
  • Helping Families Access Dementia Resources

Hospice care for Alzheimer’s addresses the unique needs of patients with dementia. Our interdisciplinary team is knowledgeable about common problems and symptoms associated with late stage Alzheimer’s disease and end of life care. This knowledge combined with input from the family and the patient’s primary doctor are used to create a customized dementia care plan that addresses needs and goals, end of life care, comfort measures and pain management, and the senior’s emotional, behavioral and physical wellbeing.

Salus Hospice’s comfort care is of primary importance for the Alzheimer’s patient. Most end-of-life dementia patients are physically inactive, and oftentimes, bedbound. Ensuring that the patient’s hygiene needs are met, skin integrity remains intact, and that they are not experiencing pain from contractions, skin tears, or bedsores is imperative for their physical and emotional wellbeing. With a hospice care plan and under the direction of our program’s medical director, these objectives are met, improving quality of life.

We had several (close to a dozen) care providers over the course of the 4 months of home care needs. Nearly all were professional and performed at or above expectations. The exceptions were noted and corrective action was provided by the Salus leadership.

Jerry Jr. P. June 4, 2024

I was very impressed by the excellent care, concern and support that I received from my physical therapist and nurse. I appreciate how professional and knowledgeable both of them were and gentle too.

Sonya S Orange County June 3, 2024

Hospice for Alzheimer's Patients FAQ's

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An Alzheimer’s patient is generally ready for hospice when a doctor has diagnosed a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Additional indicators can include an increased susceptibility to other diseases and infections, significant weight loss, and complete (or near complete) physical dependence on others. Speaking with the senior’s doctor is the best way to evaluate your loved one’s care options.

With few exceptions, very late stage Alzheimer’s patients will qualify for hospice care and the physical, emotional and spiritual support provided by this program. Your doctor must certify a life expectancy of six months or less in order to qualify. A Salus Hospice Case Manager can coordinate with your loved one’s doctor and complete an assessment to help determine if hospice care is the best option.

No, Salus Hospice provides all of our services at home with the goal of keeping your loved one comfortable and in a familiar environment. Remaining at home is especially beneficial for the hospice patient with Alzheimer’s disease.

Yes, Salus offers a continuum of care that includes home care, Medicare certified home health, private duty nursing, palliative care, and Medicare certified hospice care. Our care is designed to meet the changing needs of seniors with less disruption and a more consistent care experience for the family. With our support, you won’t need to search for a new care provider when your mom’s needs increase, and this is one of the reasons that so many families choose Salus.

Other Hospice Services Salus Offers

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Physical Care

Symptom monitoring and pain management care to enhance comfort and quality of life. Skilled nurses and therapists monitor and administer services in collaboration with the hospice physician to better ensure positive outcomes.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Vital Sign Monitoring
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Emotional Care

Support that makes it easier to cope with end of life decisions and find peace. Emotional support is available to both the patient and family members and includes grief counseling.

  • Counseling
  • Social Worker Case Management
  • Bereavement Counselling for Your Loved Ones
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Spiritual Care

Assistance and support for patients who wish to explore their spiritual concerns surrounding life, death and dying. Spiritual support is non-denominational, compassionate and empathetic.

  • 1-1 Conversations With Hospice Chaplains
  • Reconnecting Clients With Their House of Worship
  • Provide Literature That Can Help Individuals Cope With Death
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