What is Home Care?
If you or a loved one needs extra assistance to remain at home and sustain a higher quality of life, Salus Homecare of Orange County may offer the solution. Our comprehensive caregiver services provide extra assistance to keep you safe and comfortable. Our agency assists seniors and their families with activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and respite care.
Activities of daily living are the basic tasks we all must complete in everyday life. While most of us remain independent with ADLs, sometimes extra assistance is needed as the result of an injury, illness or the aging process.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living:
- Personal Hygiene (brushing teeth, shaving, etc.)
- Toileting and Incontinence
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are those tasks that individuals must complete to continue living independently. While these tasks are not considered fundamental in the same way that ADLs are, they do contribute to living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living:
- Meal Preparation
- Scheduling and arriving at medical appointments
- Taking medications
- Running errands
Respite care is a program developed to provide support to family caregivers. It provides families with assistance provided by professional caregivers who fully trained, reliable and there when families cannot be.
- Provides loved ones with a much needed break.
- Offers supervision and socialization to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Provides consistent care while family caregivers are away at work, traveling or attending social functions.
- Provides assistance with activities of daily living that may be more than the family caregiver can physically or emotionally handle independently.
Who Benefits from Home Care?
Orange County seniors benefit from home care services during many different times in their lives. For some, extra assistance is helpful after a fall or while recovering from an illness. For others, more permanent care allows them to remain at home following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, COPD or as a person ages. Salus Homecare of Orange County caregivers provide some seniors with care around the clock, and others prefer to only use our services for a few hours, once or twice a week or when family caregivers are unavailable.
Who Pays for In Home Care?
In most cases, Salus Homecare of Orange County is paid privately by seniors and their families. Long term care insurance may pay for some home care, and we are happy to help you facilitate this process if you have an established policy. To ensure value, Salus Homecare of Orange County works with our clients to provide appropriate care and flexible scheduling that accommodates their needs and lifestyles. Unlike in many facilities, your family is never expected to pay for hours or tasks that are unnecessary, and that makes Salus Homecare of Orange County cost effective for many clients.
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
How soon can home care services begin?
Once you have received your free, no obligation consultation, Salus Homecare of Orange County can initiate services as soon as you need us to.
How do I initiate home care services?
With just a phone call, you can begin the process of initiating caregiving services. During that call, one of our knowledgeable staff will answer questions you may have about services and help you coordinate a free consultation with a care manager. During the consultation, we can help you determine the services that will best meet your needs.
Will Medicare pay for a professional caregiver?
While Medicare does pay for some Orange County home health services, it typically will not pay for in home care. If costs are a concerning factor for your family when it comes to initiating care, please discuss this with us so we can accommodate you with a cost effective, appropriate plan of care.
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.
Salus provided high quality and compassionate care to my Mom while she was in hospice for an unusually long time, 15 months. Visits by the nursing staff kept me informed of my mother's well being and any changes required for her care. Both the nurses and doctor made routine visits and worked very well with...Richer, HelenApril 5, 2017
The home where Ron stayed was excellent the staff there was excellent too, made me feel like my mom was around like when we were kids at home; very warm.Baldwin, RonaldApril 3, 2017
Tracy Courtney and Linda were excellent. Tracy is extremely knowledgable, efficient and committed. My 93 year old mother enjoyed her time with Linda very muchCorbin, EdithMarch 15, 2017