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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 Health Services

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Long Term Home Health Care

More permanent home health care solutions for individuals with chronic health conditions such as Alzheimer's , COPD, diabetes or Parkinson's.

  • Vital Signs & Medication Monitoring
  • Reduced Instances of Falls & Hospitalizations
  • Support for Family Caregivers
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Short Term Care

A temporary solution, typically lasting a few weeks or months and often beneficial for recovery after a hospitalization, injury or illness.

  • Reduced Repeat Hospitalization
  • Lowered Risk of Secondary Injury
  • Recovery in the Comfort of Home
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Therapeutic Care

Physical therapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy that supplements in home health care and assists individuals in recovering their independence.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
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What is Home Health?

What is Home Health?

When faced with a chronic or acute illness or injury, many individuals need medical assistance. Their needs range from wound care to IV therapy, rehabilitative care and other skilled nursing or therapeutic services. Rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home, most prefer to receive the support they need at home. Salus Homecare of Orange County offers a variety of different home health options to meet the individual needs of each client.

Long term care is appropriate for anyone with a chronic health condition that they might have difficulty managing alone. This type of care offers a higher level of assistance than our in home caregivers with services provided through skilled and licensed nursing staff.

Short term home health care is appropriate for individuals recovering from an injury or illness or those who desire to be discharged home following a hospitalization. Our qualified case managers work with your physician and hospital discharge plans to ensure consistent, appropriate and beneficial home care.

As a supplement to home health care services, many individuals benefit from prescribed therapeutic services. These programs help to improve mobility, increase independence and teach individuals new skill following an accident, illness or chronic health diagnosis.

Who Benefits from Home Health Services?

Who Benefits from Home Health Services?

Home health care is available for individuals in all age groups on a short-term basis or for an extended period of time. Many find a need for this type of care following a hospital discharge, but some also benefit from Orange County home health care when diagnosed with a chronic health condition such as Parkinson’s, COPD, Alzheimer’s, a traumatic brain injury or diabetes.

Who Pays For Home Health Services?

Who Pays For Home Health Services?

Home health care is often viewed as a more affordable solution when compared to repeated hospitalizations or admission into a skilled nursing facility, and in some cases, it is covered by Medicare and many insurance plans. When a condition does require a family to self-pay, the flexibility of Salus Homecare of Orange County’s home health care often makes it easier for individuals to budget appropriately and avoid paying for a higher level of care than is necessary.

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.
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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 Health FAQs

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Salus Homecare of Orange County employs registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical social workers and skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists. All of our employees undergo an extensive hiring process that includes background checks and reference checks, and they are mandated to participate in ongoing training to remain up-to-date on the latest health care advancements.

While many of our Orange County home health care clients do come to us after a hospital discharge, it is not necessary. We also receives referrals from primary care physicians and specialists on a regular basis.

Salus Homecare of Orange County’s home health is for anyone. Whether an adult is returning home after a serious car accident, a senior is trying to manage his diabetes or a college student has been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, our skilled nursing and therapy services provide the appropriate level of care in the comfort of home.

The answer to this question is very individual and depends on your personal situation, speed of recovery and home health needs. Our care managers will coordinate with you, your family and medical providers in order to develop a plan of care that fully addresses your needs before determining any specific hours or schedule.

Home care nurses are skilled professionals with expertise in specific medical tasks. While they can assist with some ADLs during a visit, their time will mostly be devoted to meeting your medical needs. If you require regular assistance with tasks that are outside of their normal duties, Salus Homecare of Orange County can supplement your care with in home aide services.

This is a personal decision, and the right answer varies for many reasons. When deciding where you would like to go after a hospitalization, think about your goals. If they include aging in place, home health care might be the right solution for you. While many facilities offer high quality care, keep in mind that only home health care provides individualized, completely customized care in the privacy of home. For many, this means more time with family and a decreased financial burden especially when dealing with a chronic medical condition.

Salus Homecare of Orange County’s home health team understands the importance of continuity of care, and the only way that we can ensure our clients benefit from it is by reaching out to their current care providers. As part of your initial assessment, our care manager will contact your doctor, hospital discharge planner and social worker to ask for recommendations and input. Together, and in collaboration with you and your family, we will use this information to devise an appropriate plan of care that meets all of your needs.

At Salus Homecare of Orange County, our goal is to help you to relax and focus on your recovery. When it comes to coordinating schedules of multiple workers, we do all of the work and ensure that the professionals who enter your home come at a time that is convenient for you. Once you are our client, should you ever need to adjust the schedule or accommodate for an emergency, our care managers remain on call to assist.

Yes. Our Salus Homecare of Orange County’s skilled nurses provide family education. There are many tasks that your loved ones can assist with, and there are even some that you may be able to perform independently.

Salus Homecare of Orange County never requires our customers to sign a contract. We also do not charge any fees for cancelling your services.

What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us

“My nurse is knowledgeable, skilled and professional. She keeps me confidently moving toward my health related goals.”

When needs change, non-medical support is available through our Orange County home care services, or the comfort and support offered by hospice care improves quality of life for patients faced with terminal illnesses.

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