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Returning Home After a Hospitalization and Need Support Recovering

After a hospitalization, maintaining self-accountability for your health and wellness goals involves understanding your diagnosis and treatment plan, carefully following doctor’s orders and receiving the right level of support. Home health care professionals are here to empower you in every way, improving outcomes and enhancing quality of life.

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Discovering the Right Support for My Recovery

A complex medical event is often intimidating. It’s easy to focus solely on your hospital stay without giving too much thought to what happens after you’re discharged home. Yet, the way support is offered once you return home is critical for your safety and wellbeing, and it decreases your chances of being readmitted to the hospital. Patients and family caregivers play an important role in this process, but you may feel unprepared to fully manage the recovery period ahead on your own.

Patients who prefer the comforts and conveniences of familiar surroundings can safely recover at home with professional home health support. Salus Home Health case managers work with you, your family caregivers, nurses, therapists and your primary doctor to provide a seamless transition home by establishing a restorative plan of care that addresses complex medical needs and helps you regain your previous level of functioning. This results in superior outcomes while lessening the burdens place on your loved ones and improving your overall quality of life.  

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Home Care

Home care programs offer valuable support when some of life’s most basic tasks become complicated. At Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County, our home health programs address the exact tasks that you need help with the most and support your goals, all in the comfort of home. Services are personalized, one on one and available whenever you need them most. You deserve the best home care, and our nationally accredited agency delivers it. Click on the link below and request your free, no obligation consultation today.

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?
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.
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

We all experience medically fragile times in our lives when extra assistance can mean the difference between achieving health and longevity and experiencing life altering deteriorations. If you are searching for medical assistance to help you recover faster or maintain your health, the professionals at Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County are ready to assist. Our skilled in home nurses and therapists can help you to reach your goals faster and remain comfortably at home. They work in collaboration with your doctors and create effective care plans that offer substantial benefits. When you are ready to take charge of your health and recovery, let us know. Request a free, no obligation consultation by clicking the link below.

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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Discharge planning is the process of preparing you to move smoothly from one level of care to the next. Your doctor will prepare the order for release from the hospital, and then a hospital medical social worker will provide support in determining what your care needs and equipment needs are in order to safely transition to home. When at home services are needed, a care manager from Salus will visit with you in the hospital, prior to discharge, and work with you to develop a plan of care that outlines goals, challenges and services. We’ll discuss scheduling, help to coordinate with Medicare or your insurance company and provide clear communication with your primary doctor to set you up for success as you transition home. Effective discharge planning makes it safer for you to comfortably return home. It also ensures that your family caregivers are supported and never burdened with tasks that they are ill-equipped to manage alone. Establishing the right in home services is a key component in your discharge plan. This step reduces opportunities for hospital readmissions or missteps in administering medications and makes the recovery process less stressful and more productive. Yes, the decision about which home health provider to use is yours to make. Your hospital discharge planner may make recommendations about certain companies, however, if you have a preference, simply indicate that when discussing your discharge plan. You may also contact Salus Homecare directly, and we will coordinate with the hospital social worker throughout this important step. Any services that are considered medically necessary by your primary physician are typically covered by Medicare, MediCal, Medicaid or private insurance. Our case managers can help you in contacting your payment provider and coordinating payment for care. Home health is typically a short-term service, provided on a part-time or intermittent basis and remaining in place through a portion of your recovery at home. Your doctor will monitor your recovery and, in coordination with you and your home health nurse, determine when it is appropriate to reduce or terminate services. Home health services are skilled services provided by a licensed medical professional. Typically, they do not include more extensive personal care, meal preparation or other non-skilled services. In cases where patients need this type of assistance post-discharge, Salus’ integrated model of care can provide both home health and home care support.

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