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Salus Advanced Care Planning in Palliative Care

Advanced care planning consists of making important decisions about health and finances to prepare for a time when you might not be able to express your choices. This dynamic process is ongoing and reflective of your goals and values. Many of the choices made after receiving a serious medical diagnosis are difficult, but Salus is here to help.
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Advanced Care Planning Services Provided:

Advanced Care Planning Services Provided:

  • Conversations with a professional social worker to receive support and information.
  • Referrals to outside professionals for a will, financial planning and other legal paperwork
  • Information about advanced care directives, medical and durable power of attorney
  • Support in properly communicating your personal goals

Salus’ palliative care team provides information and guidance to help you feel confident in the choices you make regarding advanced care planning. This key pillar to our palliative care program provides support to both the patient and family members so that you can better prepare for the unexpected and ensure your wishes are understood and respected.

Advanced care planning is a gift for your loved ones as much as it’s an important experience for you. Helping them to better understand your wishes and goals reduces stress, anxiety and uncertainty. It also empowers them to help you maintain control over your treatments in a dignified and respectful way.

We had several (close to a dozen) care providers over the course of the 4 months of home care needs. Nearly all were professional and performed at or above expectations. The exceptions were noted and corrective action was provided by the Salus leadership.

Jerry Jr. P. June 4, 2024

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

Advanced Care Planning FAQ's

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Salus Palliative Care social workers are here to help you clearly communicate with your loved ones. They’ll coach you through this process, help you to answer important questions for yourself before having conversations with others and support you in staying true to your wishes. Social workers can also mediate during conversations and ensure that everyone clearly understands the information you present.

You are never required to have specific documents to take advantage of palliative care services. However, there are important reasons why we highly recommend these documents. They hold a lot of value in helping you communicate your wishes. We are happy to explain the importance of these documents and help you access community resources that can help with preparing them.

These decisions are yours to make. They are deeply personal and based on your values and beliefs. Our team is here to discuss your options and help you understand your choices, but your choices are final, and we will always respect them.

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Managing uncomfortable or painful symptoms associated with a life-threatening disease. Support is personalized and often combines the use of medications with therapy and non-medical care.

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  • Complimentary Non-Medical Treatments
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