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Orange County Hospice Care for Alzheimer's Patients

Meeting the unique needs of dementia patients through hospice care provides seniors and their family members with a higher quality of life. Many experience less stress and anxiety in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia when the right support is made available.
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Hospice Support Provided to Orange County Seniors:

Hospice Support Provided to Orange County Seniors:

  • Specialized Physical Care and Enhanced Support with ADLs
  • Comfort Care and Pain Management Plan of Care
  • Dementia Specific Emotional and Behavioral Support
  • Support for Families in Accessing Dementia Resources

Hospice care for Alzheimer’s addresses the needs unique to patients with dementia. Our interdisciplinary team has advanced knowledge concerning common problems and symptoms that are often associated with late stage Alzheimer’s disease and end of life care. This, combined with input from the family and the patient’s primary doctor, is used to create a personalized plan of care, one that focuses on the patient’s needs and goals, end of life care, comfort measures and pain management, and the senior’s emotional, spiritual, behavioral and physical health.

Salus’ Orange County Hospice care offers many unique benefits to the Alzheimer’s patient. In this late stage of dementia, patients are often physically inactive, and they might be bedbound. Ensuring that the patient’s personal care and hygiene needs are met, their skin integrity remains intact, and that they are not experiencing pain from bedsores or otherwise compromised skin is essential for their physical and emotional wellbeing. With a hospice care plan and under the direction of our Orange County hospice medical director, these objectives are met. The result is an improved quality of life.

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Orange County Hospice for Alzheimer's Patients FAQ's

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Understanding when your loved one is ready for hospice care involves maintaining close contact with their geriatrician or primary physician. In general, a senior is ready for hospice when a doctor has diagnosed a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Other indicators can include increased instances of other diseases and infections, noted weight loss, and complete (or near complete) physical dependence on family caregivers. Please contact us if you have additional questions about hospice eligibility, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Late stage Alzheimer’s patients will typically qualify for hospice care if their doctor has diagnosed a life expectancy of six months or less. A Salus Orange County Hospice Case Manager can complete an assessment and coordinate with the senior’s physician to help determine if hospice care is the best choice for your loved one.

Yes, Salus Hospice of Orange County prides ourselves on providing care in the environment that your loved one is most comfortable in. This aligns well with the expressed goals of most seniors to remain at home, rather than in a hospital or other facility, when the end of life nears.

There are many ways to support a person with Alzheimer’s disease in Orange County, but one of the most important things is to ensure that their care remains consistent and that they can remain at home, in familiar surroundings, throughout the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Salus offers a range of services including non-medical home care, Medicare certified home health, palliative care and accredited hospice care in Orange County to assist throughout the continuum of care. As needs change, your loved one can move seamlessly from one level of care to the next. Contact us, and we’ll assess your loved one and make recommendations for the care that they need.

Other Hospice Services in Orange County

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Physical Care

Pain management and the monitoring of symptoms to enhance quality of life. These services are monitored and administered by skilled nurses and therapists.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Vital Sign Monitoring
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Emotional Care

Coping Support for both client and family. This support also remains available to the family after a client's passing in the form of grief counseling.

  • Counseling
  • Social Worker Case Management
  • Bereavement Counseling for Your Loved Ones
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Spiritual Care

Assists the client in exploring their spiritual concerns surrounding death and dying. Spiritual support is non-denominational and supportive of all belief systems.

  • 1-1 Conversations With Hospice Chaplains
  • Reconnecting Clients With Their House of Worship
  • Provide Literature That Can Help Individuals Cope With Death
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