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.
Advantages of Long Term Nursing Care:
- Assisting clients with aging in place
- Better, more accurate monitoring of vital signs and medications
- Reduced instances of falls, hospitalizations and other health concerns
- Support for family caregivers
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.
Advantages of Short Term Nursing Care:
- Reduced instances of repeat hospitalizations
- An easier, faster and more efficient recovery process
- Lowered risk of secondary injuries resulting from trying to do too much, too soon
- Recovery in the comfort of home, surrounded by the people and things you love
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.
Three Types of Therapeutic Nursing Services:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Who Benefits from Home Health Care?
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 Care?
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.
Home Health 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
Who will provide my home health care?
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.
Is a hospitalization required to receive home health care?
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.
Can a young adult take advantage of in home health services?
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.
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