The physical therapist was exceptional in her care, compassion and personal attention. I will recommend to friends and family.
Michelle and Abel Orange County Dec 25, 2020
My family and I hope this letter finds you all well and safe. The reason why we’re taking the time to write to you is to thank you for the hard work, compassion, and dedication, especially in these troubling times, that you all have shown to the community. We all know that an end of life period needs all the emotional, spiritual, and physical help from friends and family, and that is what your team does. But we also know that the families aren’t the only ones that need this support, you also need it, and that is why we want to share the words written in Proverbs 19:17 where it says: “The one showing favor to the lowly is lending to Jehovah, and He will repay him for what he does.” God will definitely repay you all for the generous help you give to others. May these words fill you with encouragement and strength to keep going. Thank you again for everything.
Physical and emotional support to help with the distressing side effects sometimes associated with a serious medical condition. The primary goal is to improve quality of life, but many patients also find treatment is easier to manage with curative care in place.
Managing symptoms associated with a serious medical condition helps you to maintain a higher quality of life and plan ahead to avoid common problems. Any symptoms are thoroughly assessed to create a safe and effective plan of care.
Advanced care planning empowers you to make decisions about care, interventions and your goals to guide treatment. Reflection and information sharing are important components in this process and help you to feel confident about your choices.
If you or a loved one are faced with a serious illness, palliative care provides specialized medical support and relief from the symptoms and stress associated with the disease. This family-centered approach is appropriate alongside curative treatments to improve quality of life, help you better understand your treatment options and better manage distressing symptoms associated with your medical condition.
Palliative care offers curative care that enhances quality of life and provides you with important comfort measures, pain management tools and emotional support. Side effects that commonly accompany aggressive treatments include nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue and muscle spasms. With curative care and in close consult with your physician, palliative care nurses can often shorten the duration or severity of these side effects and make coping with your disease a more manageable experience.
Reducing the symptoms associated with a complex medical illness supports curative treatments and makes day-to-day life more enjoyable. When symptoms are properly managed, you can focus more on your quality of life and any curative treatments because emotional and physical distress feel less cumbersome.
Advanced care planning is about making important decisions about your care while living with a life-limiting illness. Practical help in completing forms, connecting with professionals and understanding options makes this process easier and helps ensure your goals and values continue to be respected as you’re making these important decisions.
Palliative care is appropriate for any patients faced with a serious illness that may shorten one’s life. Services can be used in conjunction with curative treatments and often help to enhance outcomes. Serious illnesses may include cancer, HIV, liver disease and others, and services can begin even very early after diagnosis
Once your doctor states that palliative care services are medically necessary, it is a covered expense under Medicare, MediCal or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as well as by most private insurance companies. The medical portions of palliative care – physician and nursing services – are typically covered at 100%. Many of these programs also cover social work services. Salus can help you make contact with your provider and determine the specifics of coverage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Palliative care is accessible at any point in your illness and can be used alongside curative treatments. Hospice care is appropriate when a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its expected course. Curative treatments stop when hospice care is put in place. Both focus on providing comfort and pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support to enhance the quality of life.
Palliative care is first focused on helping you to feel more comfortable so you can enjoy a higher quality of life. Home health is typically focused on helping patients to better manage health conditions or following medical orders after a hospitalization, accident or illness. The educational component in palliative care is also unique, as it’s geared toward ensuring you understand your health condition and treatment options. As illnesses that warrant palliative care are also often life-threatening, this program includes emotional and spiritual support focused on helping you to better cope with the challenges and decisions that lie ahead.
Having a conversation with your doctor is often the best way to determine if palliative care is the right choice. If you have difficulty managing pain or uncomfortable symptoms associated with your treatment, the complimentary services offered by palliative care may help you to feel more comfortable so you can better focus on your treatment. Many patients also find the emotional and case management support to be beneficial.
No, palliative care benefits your entire family. Knowing you have support eases many of the burdens your loved ones face and can help them to feel confident in having the information they need when they’re helping to provide you with care too. Your doctors will also benefit from palliative care as our services enhance communication and provide an extra layer of support in improving your quality of life.
Salus Palliative Care is available in your home, so there’s no need to leave. Our nurses, social workers, chaplain and volunteers will come to you and provide care under the direction of a personalized care plan that addresses your wishes and goals.
Salus of Orange County determines how often to visit patients based on their acuity, condition and wishes. While most patients will receive visits from a licensed nurse and caregiver about twice a week, each care plan is personalized. We can give you a better idea about how often visits are recommended after consulting with your doctor and completing your initial evaluation.
You can expect relief from the symptoms associated with your illness. This might mean that you experience more energy and stamina or feel more confident getting out of bed and enjoying each day more. Our team will help you to remain more independent in your day-to-day life and provide care that compliments any medical interventions you choose to continue taking advantage of.
No, there is no need to stop seeing the medical professionals who you have developed a relationship with. You can keep your own doctor while taking advantage of palliative care services. In fact, the team at Salus will work with your doctor to determine the best course of action in keeping you comfortable and free from pain. We’ll also consult with your doctor as we develop your treatment plan and whenever we notice a setback or improvement in your health condition.
After being diagnosed with a serious medical condition, it can be difficult to think clearly about what comes next. In this situation, think of simple questions to start the conversation with. Ask your doctor to repeat anything you don’t understand. Ask about his opinions when it comes to deciding what comes next. Take time to repeat things back to your doctor to ensure you understand what was said. Finally, ask if he feels palliative care might be a good choice. If your doctor is unsure about the program or lacks information to help you make an educated choice, contact Salus. Our Orange County palliative care team will be happy to assist you in starting this important conversation and getting the information you need.
Salus of Orange County palliative care addresses your physical needs (pain and symptom management) as well as emotional and spiritual needs. We’ll also provide support to your family as they help you walk on this journey. With our services, you’ll feel more empowered to make your own care decisions, supported while making choices about treatment options or next steps and confident as you enjoy a higher quality of life.
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