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Emotional Care

Support that helps both patient and family to cope with uncomfortable emotions. Care includes grief counseling after a loved one passes.

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

Non-denominational support to help a person come to terms with their thoughts on death and dying. Spiritual concerns are identified and addressed.

  • 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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Physical Care

Managing pain and monitoring symptoms so quality of life is enhanced. Skilled medical professionals monitor services and administer care.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Vital Sign Monitoring
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What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Life-limiting illnesses are difficult to come to terms with. Families often feel as if options are limited and the hope of maintaining a high quality of life diminishes. Hospice care in Artesia provides families with the opportunity to focus on comfort, spending time together and maintaining a better quality of life for as long as possible. This family-centered and holistic approach addresses physical, emotional and spiritual needs, providing support and empowering clients to maintain dignity during a challenging period in life.

Hospice’s physical care centers around effectively managing pain and keeping the client comfortable by better managing symptoms. Enjoying every moment is easier when patients are comfortable and free from pain that limits their abilities and level of independence. Salus Homecare Artesia’s hospice team includes our medical director, licensed nurses, therapists and medical social workers who collaborate with the patient’s physician to develop an effective treatment plan that helps to keep clients comfortable and safe at home.

As a patient moves through the stages of their illness, most experience a wide range of emotions. Feelings can range from anger to fear, sadness to regret and anxiety to depression. Hospice’s highly trained professionals are there to listen, empathize and help you explore and understand your personal options. Feelings seem less confusing and overwhelming for the patient and family members when a safe outlet to express emotions remains available. That is what hospice offers – compassionate care that helps you understand you are not alone.

Patients with terminal illnesses often question the meaning of life and whether their life has mattered. Questions about what comes next are also common, as are doubt, uncertainty and the need for comfort. Hospice care’s non-denominational spiritual advisors help patients explore these questions and sometimes even find their own path toward faith, acceptance and self-worth.

Who Benefits from Hospice Services?

Who Benefits from Hospice Services?

Hospice care in Artesia is often the right choice for individuals with a life expectancy of six-months or less. Patients who want to remain in familiar surroundings and are no longer interested in exploring curable approaches that might have proven ineffective typically find value in hospice care. Salus Homecare Artesia requires certification from a physician to admit a client into this program. Clients are advised to discuss this and other options with their primary doctor before making their choice.

Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare, MediCal, the Department of Veterans Affairs and many private insurance plans – often at 100%. If you have private insurance, consult your provider or explanation of benefits to find specific details on your coverag

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Hospice

A terminal diagnosis is disconcerting, bringing with it so many emotions and a lot of uncertainty. At this time in life, it's difficult to express the value of professional, compassionate hospice care. This is a time to surround yourself with support and enjoy each moment with the people you love most. As part of your support network, Salus Homecare of Los Angeles’ hospice care provides spiritual, emotional and physical assistance. Our goal is to empower you to make the most of each moment. With the help of our interdisciplinary care team, you can discover freedom from pain and more opportunities to realize your end of life goals.

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
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
How do I get started?
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

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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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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Hospice FAQs

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No, the patient and the family make the choice about which provider to use for hospice care. Many patients do consult with their primary care physician when making this decision. Most doctors will recommend choosing an accredited provider like Salus Homecare Artesia. Medicare and many other programs specifically state that the patient is “free to choose any qualified agency offering him/her services.”

A hospice patient does not have to be homebound to receive services. We encourage your mother to continue doing the things she loves – visiting with friends, attending church services, spending time outdoors, running errands and enjoying her life to the fullest – for as long as she wishes to and is safely and comfortably able to. If your mother is spending some time away from home, we will coordinate care around her schedule, and our social workers can even help to connect you with community resources to accompany her or provide transportation.

Yes, hospice programs must meet state licensure requirements. They must also meet federal standards to be approved for reimbursement through Medicare. Periodic inspections are a part of how home care agencies qualify to deliver hospice care. Salus Homecare Los Angeles is also nationally accredited by the Joint Commission. For many of our clients, this is a deciding factor in choosing us to provide a loved one with hospice care.

Physicians Highly Recommend Salus Hospice For Their Patients

“Hospice care is so comforting. It makes it possible for me to peacefully remain at home.”

Salus also provides support with non-medical needs through our Los Angeles in home care and skilled nursing assistance through our home health services.

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