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Recently Become Aware of a Life-Limiting Illness

After receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for which a cure is not anticipated, maintaining positivity and purpose is essential. A trusted hospice team surrounds you with the physical, emotional and spiritual support your family needs to find comfort and remain focused on making memories, spending time together and all that matters most.

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Our PT was the best and was very professional and I looked forward to our therapy sessions.

Fry J. November 29, 2019

My physical therapy provider was a complete joy to work with and I felt complete trust with her advice and her care. She gave me good suggestions and also explained the meaning behind them. I looked forward to each of her visits. It was also clear to me that she communicated with others who are part of my care team, so I felt that everyone was in agreement about my care.

My occupational therapist was also terrific to work with. I only had two sessions with her, but I learned many good exercises with the goal of bringing back the strength in my hands. I highly recommend her too.

Gary W. November 13, 2019
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A Life-Limiting Diagnosis Has Me Feeling Anxious and Afraid

When faced with a life-limiting condition for which a cure is not anticipated, it’s common to feel anxious and afraid. Family and friends play an important role in helping you cope and providing support, but they also may be experiencing their own struggles and uncertainties. Having the right team of professionals by your side makes managing pain easier and helps you to feel more confident pondering questions, making amends with loved ones and contemplating what it means to face unique challenges at the end of life. Ultimately, this empowers you to enjoy a higher quality of life and spend more time focusing on family, friends and everything that you love most.

Salus Hospice provides team-oriented, holistic support after a life-limiting diagnosis and when you have a life expectancy of six months or less. It neither hastens nor postpones death and is always centered around compassion and helping you feel dignified in making the choices that are right for you. Our goal is to minimize pain and discomfort while offering essential emotional and spiritual care expressly tailored to your needs and goals. Support is also provided to your loved ones, helping your family to worry less and you to live fully and comfortably for whatever time you have left.

How Salus Integrated Services Can Help You Overcome a Serious Medical Illness

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Not taking your medications as prescribed could lead to your disease getting worse. Additionally, it increases your risks of unpleasant and dangerous side effects as well as the potential for increased or ill-managed pain, rehospitalizations, slips and falls and even death. For seniors, mismanagement of medications increases the risk of hospital admissions or readmissions and reduces the likelihood of long term independence and aging in place. While many patients benefit from home health services when it comes to managing new or temporary medications appropriately, there are other strategies that can also work. They include asking a professional caregiver, friend or loved one to help with medication reminders, properly labeling your pill bottles and using a pill dispenser, and taking advantage of apps or phone reminders to remember to take medications on time. A home health nurse can help you to implement a strategy that works long term as part of your plan of care. While a Salus home health nurse can administer medications, this is not necessarily how medication management is best handled. Some patients prefer to receive instruction on how to take all their medications and assistance in filling pill boxes or preparing daily doses. Some patients also begin with their nurse administering medications and later transition to a more independent system. You will be involved in creating the right plan of care for your specific needs. An in home aide cannot administer medications. In home care is an appropriate service for a senior who simply needs medication reminders but are still capable of self-administering all of their medications. Medication administration is a skilled service and therefore, handled under in home health care. Yes, in some cases Medicare will cover medication management services. This is typically true when they are classified as a “skilled need” by your physician and necessary on a more short term basis. Our case managers can assist you in determining if this is a covered expense based on your doctor’s orders and specific needs. Yes, our nursing staff is fully trained to provide support with infused medications. We will simply need a doctor’s orders for the medication, and then it can be added to your plan of care. We will provide support in administering the medication, monitoring doses and providing information to your physician that can be helpful in determining any need for changes to your dosage. For most patients, medication management is part of a coordinated and thorough plan of care that addresses all skilled home health and non-skilled home care needs. Therefore, it would be the exception to the rule for a client to receive services strictly to help them better manage their medications.

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