What is Home Care?
Home care is a set of services that provides individuals with specialized needs the help they need to remain at home safely and comfortably. Tasks performed during home care might include assistance with personal care, transportation or beneficial companionship and sensory stimulation.
Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County clients’ often benefit from supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. These services are provided in a dignified, respectful way that often makes clients feel comfortable asking for help with sometimes sensitive personal care tasks.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living:
- Staying clean by taking baths or showers
- Getting dressed and undressed safely
- Oral hygiene including brushing and flossing
- Getting to the restroom on time or managing incontinence
- Eating meals regularly
- Ambulation and transfers from bed to standing, bed to chair or chair to standing
Remaining at home safely depends highly on one’s ability to manage both IADLs and ADLs. IADLS are more complex tasks that involve dexterity, a higher mental capacity and other fine and gross motor skills.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living:
- Preparing meals
- Household management (finances, calendars, scheduling)
- Reading and understanding a prescription bottle and taking medications appropriately
- Shopping (pushing the cart, navigating stores, handling money, getting items home)
- Housekeeping to maintain a sanitary environment
Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County respite care provides assistance in Orange County and Ventura County with any or all activities classified as ADLs or IADLs or simply offers supervision and companionship so that caregivers can take a break. This home care program helps family members to remain healthy and satisfied in their role as caregivers.
- Supervision for aging or ill loved ones so that family caregivers can work outside of the house
- Provides peace of mind while family caregivers enjoy social events
- Makes it possible for family caregivers to travel
- Eases physical and mental exhaustion for family caregivers
- Provides caregivers with support, coping skills and a renewed sense of fulfillment in their lives
Who Benefits from Home Care?
Home care benefits anyone who needs extra non-medical assistance in order to remain independent at home. While many consider these services to be primarily for seniors, Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County has a long list of clients in Orange County and Ventura County including adults with disabilities, individuals recovering from accidents, injuries or surgery and families who need a little extra assistance in maintaining their role as a primary caregiver for their loved ones.
Who Pays for In Home Care?
Home care services in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County are beneficial in many ways, but they often are not medically indicated, and therefore, Medicare and private insurance usually will not provide coverage. While these services are typically out of pocket, many individuals realize the value they offer and find effective ways to manage the monetary aspect involved in providing care for themselves or a loved one.
Financial Options for Home Care Include:
- Reverse Mortgages
- HS Plans
- Caregiver Stipends offered by some companies
- Trust Funds
- Workers’ Compensation
- Long Term Care Insurance
Home Care FAQs
To read more FAQs, click here. If you have any specific questions, feel free to call our 24/7 hotline at (888) 725-8742
My mother has later stage Alzheimer’s. Is it essential that I hire both a caregiver and a home health nurse?
The symptoms associated with later stage Alzheimer’s look different for everyone. For some, there is only a need for supervision and management of ADLs and IADLs, and for others, there are more complex medical needs. Deciding whether your mother needs home care assistance, home health assistance or both is easiest to accomplish by requesting and participating in Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County’s free, no obligation consultation.
My daughter lives with me full time. Why should I pay for a professional caregiver?
Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County’s professional caregivers can provide your daughter with valuable respite time so she can take a break and attend to her own needs. Sometimes our clients also find that they are more comfortable having a professional assist with some ADLs and IADLs rather than always asking a loved one for help. Since our services are flexible, you can hire us to assist only with the tasks you need help with, part time or intermittently, to subsidize and support the care you are receiving from your daughter.
How often do your clients have one consistent professional caregiver?
While Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County strives to provide consistent care to every client, having one consistent professional caregiver depends greatly on the individual’s needs and scheduling preferences. Sometimes even if you have one consistent caregiver, it becomes necessary to schedule backup care because that individual is sick or away on vacation. Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County will always manage this task to ensure you have consistent and reliable care when you need it most. Our care managers also remain on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week to manage emergency schedule changes or needs.
6 Things To Look For When Choosing A Caregiver
Choosing the right caregiving team can be time consuming & stressfull. Here are 6 things to consider while searching for the right match:
#1 Look for National Accreditation for Quality by The Joint Commission
#2 Look for a provider who properly screens, trains & manages their caregivers.
#3 Look for the provider’s ability to customize a home care plan.
#4 Look for a provider who is always there to meet your changing needs.
#5 Look for a provider who is dedicated to continuous improvement.
#6 Look for a provider who begins with a complimentary home assessment.
If you would like to set up a complimentary home assessment, click here or give us a call: (888) 725-8742
What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us
In order to meet the standards of the Joint Commission, all clients are asked to take a detailed survey at the end of our service.
I was very pleased with the services Salus Homecare provided. Their therapists, were very professional, well trained and friendly. I looked forward to their visits and am thankful for their help. Thanks to all. Keep up the good work.Judy L.February 18, 2019
Two of our favorite people coming to our home were your nurse and physical therapist. Your nurse is a special person who has an upbeat, joyful manner. Looked forward to her visits caring for my cleanliness and put me in a more positive place. PT...your physical therapist's manner was so welcomed. He ...Merliee J.February 9, 2019
Everyone was wonderful!!!! On time, very available for questions, just awesome people. Thank you!!!!John F.February 7, 2019
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