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I was very impressed by the excellent care, concern and support that I received from my physical therapist and nurse. I appreciate how professional and knowledgeable both of them were and gentle too.

Sonya S Orange County June 3, 2024

We are very happy with Salus and our case manager and caregiving staff. They are all very attentive, quick to respond and very helpful, friendly and professional. Especially the staffing manager!

Christina Y. May 30, 2024

Orange County Home Care Services:

Our home care services are below. If you need help figuring things out please give us a call: (888) 725-8742

ADLs

The fundamental tasks that we must all complete on a daily basis. When these tasks cannot be completed independently, help is necessary for health, safety and quality of life.

  • Bathing & Dressing
  • Personal Hygiene & Toileting
  • Ambulation
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IADLs

Tasks that allow individuals to remain independent within their communities. While these tasks are not essential for fundamental functioning, they are necessary if aginig in place is the goal.

  • Transportation & Running Errands
  • Meal Preparation
  • Housekeeping
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Respite Care

A program designed to support family caregivers. Respite care provides much needed breaks so family caregivers can focus on their own needs knowing their loved one is safe and secure.

  • Supervision & Socialization
  • Consistent Care
  • Breaks for Loved Ones
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What is Home Care?

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.

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.

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.

Who Benefits from Home Care Services?

Who Benefits from Home Care Services?

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 Services?

Who Pays for In Home Care Services?

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.

How Can We Help You & Your Family

Hospice

A terminal diagnosis is often frightening and brings with it a wide range of emotions from anger to relief. At this time in life, it is more important than ever to receive compassionate hospice care and surround yourself with the people and things that you love most. As part of your support network, Salus Homecare of Orange County’s hospice provides spiritual, emotional and physical assistance that empowers you to live each day to the fullest. With the help of our interdisciplinary care team, you can experience less 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 insurance plans cover hospice care?
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?
Medical equipment is typically included in your hospice care benefits through the VA, Medicare and private insurance plans. We will help you to determine the right equipment and assist with ordering it and ensuring it is delivered to your home.
Will hospice cure my disease?
No, the intent of hospice care is to provide relief from pain and support in the end stages of life. The program neither hastens nor prolongs life but it does help to improve quality of life for the patients and their family members.
Who is hospice care right for?
Hospice is 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?
Discuss your desire for care with your physician and give Salus a call. We will schedule an assessment and work with your physician to determine eligibility for care.
(888) 725-8742

Palliative Care

A diagnosis of an illness that could alter one's life can make it challenging to maintain your quality of life while pursuing curative options and coping with the temporary and permanent changes that come with the disease. During this time, having the right balance of physical and emotional support empowers you to live each day to the fullest and may even improve your prognosis. Salus Palliative Care of Orange County provides this personalized support, right at home. Our interdisciplinary team helps you to experience less pain and discomfort and more opportunities to realize your goals while maintaining your independence.

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?
May receive curative treatments between the home and hospital during the last months, weeks and days of life. Medicare requires the patient must be homebound.
What kind of services are available?
Interdisciplinary team provides holistic care. Patient's physician arranges Medical Equipment and Medications; must be authorized by insurance.
Who pays for this service?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid with no co-pay;Most private insurances also have coverage. May have co-pays according to plan.
How often does the care happen?
Intermittent visits by the Palliative Care Team according to an individualized plan.
Who is involved in the delivery of care?
Palliative care is ordered by the patients physician and may include a RN or Nurse Practitioner, medical social services and a consultation with spiritual care.
Who determines what care is delivered?
Palliative Care Team, led by a Nurse Practitioner, confers with the patient's physician in developing a unique plan to meet the needs of the patient and family. Includes Advanced Care Planning discussion on end of life goals.
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 patient meets eligibility guidelines for Home Health care. As condition declines, many patients choose Salus Hospice to best meet their holistic needs, including experienced end of life care staff.
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.
(888) 725-8742

Hospice

A terminal diagnosis is often frightening and brings with it a wide range of emotions from anger to relief. At this time in life, it is more important than ever to receive compassionate hospice care and surround yourself with the people and things that you love most. As part of your support network, Salus Homecare of Orange County’s hospice provides spiritual, emotional and physical assistance that empowers you to live each day to the fullest. With the help of our interdisciplinary care team, you can experience less 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 insurance plans cover hospice care?
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?
Medical equipment is typically included in your hospice care benefits through the VA, Medicare and private insurance plans. We will help you to determine the right equipment and assist with ordering it and ensuring it is delivered to your home.
Will hospice cure my disease?
No, the intent of hospice care is to provide relief from pain and support in the end stages of life. The program neither hastens nor prolongs life but it does help to improve quality of life for the patients and their family members.
Who is hospice care right for?
Hospice is 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?
Discuss your desire for care with your physician and give Salus a call. We will schedule an assessment and work with your physician to determine eligibility for care.
(888) 725-8742

Home Health

There are many challenges in life that can make it difficult to remain independent and function in a way that promotes health and longevity. When those challenges are difficult to manage alone, Salus Homecare of Orange County is here to help. Our professional caregivers provide customized non-medical care in the home environment. With our assistance, our clients often state they are happier, healthier and enjoying life more. If you need help with ADLs, IADLs, companionship for supervision for a loved one, click the link below to learn more.

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.
(888) 725-8742

Home Care

Life's challenges can make it difficult to remain safe at home as you age in place. Salus Homecare of Orange County is here to help. Our professional caregivers provide personalized non-medical in home care that helps clients overcome challenges and reach their goals. Our caregivers empower clients to remain secure, comfortable and healthy while enjoying a higher quality of life every day. Services include support with ADLs, IADLs and respite care. If you or a loved one are in need of support, click the link below and contact us to learn more.

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?
Assistance with activities of daily living can include bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and medication reminders. Also light housekeeping and other requested services.
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.
(888) 725-8742

Home Care FAQs

If you don’t see your question, please give us a call: (888) 725-8742

Once you have received your free, no obligation consultation, Salus Homecare of Orange County can initiate services as soon as you need us to.

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.

  • 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.

As an accredited home care agency, Salus Homecare of Orange County carefully screens and background checks all of our employees. This provides our clients with a level of safety and security that they often cannot find when hiring a caregiver independently. Additionally, Salus Homecare handles paying taxes, maintaining workman’s comp insurance, providing ongoing training and making accommodations for emergency care coverage when necessary. All of this is to protect the seniors we serve and give their families necessary peace of mind.

Homecare services can be modified at any time to reflect your needs. You will maintain contact with your care manager, and she can assist you with either increasing or decreasing services as needed. You also have the flexibility to cancel services at any time without penalty.

Salus Homecare of Orange County provides individualized care to each of our clients. We can assist with as few or as many daily tasks as necessary to help you maintain your independence while keeping you as safe as possible.

Caregivers with Salus Homecare of Orange County are considered non-medical professionals and are not medically licensed or trained. For that reason, caregivers are only able to assist with medication reminders. If you or your loved one needs medication management or administration, our care managers can help you coordinate those services with our licensed private duty nursing care team.

Salus Homecare of Orange County works diligently to match clients and their caregivers in order to foster strong relationships. Depending on your schedule, you can generally expect to have consistency with your primary caregiver and reliever. Should your needs change or your caregiver have a personal emergency, we are always available to provide a backup.

Family caregivers are dedicated individuals and an important part of a senior’s care team. At Salus Homecare of Orange County, we respect their role and work with them to provide comprehensive, coordinated care. Our caregivers can be your eyes and ears when you need to be away from home, and they can provide you with important respite time so you can take care of yourself. With our help, many family caregivers experience a greater level of satisfaction, improved health and a better relationship with their loved ones.

This will depend on your individual care needs. A skilled home health aide is provided only during the time you are receiving skilled home health services in your home, and they only provide a visit for bathing. Our caregivers can provide you assistance with bathing in addition to other tasks that may be needed to keep you comfortable at home. Our case managers can help you determine what care needs are appropriate for your specific situation.

What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us

“I appreciate the support and companionship my in home caregiver provides. I’m treated with dignity and respect, and home feels safe and comfortable.”

If a higher level of care is ever required, our Orange County home health services help you manage complex medical needs, or our hospice team supports patients faced with life-limiting health conditions.

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