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Salus literally came to my rescue after our live-in caregiver walked out. Being out of state I found Salus on line and our case manager personally was at my mothers house within less than 3 hours and had 2 12 hour-a-day care givers lined up until I could drive to California. Everything all the people at Salus did for me was first class, personable and professional.

Jean P. November 18, 2019

Our caregiver was wonderful; caring, clean and a hard worker – she never sat down the entire time she was with me.

Dorothy W. November 16, 2019

Pediatric Care Services

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Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

Pediatric private duty nursing care provides support at home to effectively address a child’s complex medical condition. The approach is family-centered and focuses on managing symptoms while addressing personal goals helping families to feel safe and comfortable while their child lives at home.

  • Managing Medications & Monitoring Vitals
  • Support and Education for Family Caregivers
  • Increased Potential for Normalcy and Independence
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Pediatric Respite Care Services

Respite care offers breaks to primary caregivers so they can maintain a sense of balance in their lives. While the parent is away, their medically fragile child is professionally cared for a compassionate and skilled nurse, helping to manage their medical and personal care needs.

  • Support with Medically Complex Healthcare Needs and ADLs
  • Opportunities for the Child to Bond with Another Trusted Adult
  • Relief from Caregiver Burnout, Stress and Anxiety for the Primary Caregivers
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Pediatric School Nursing

In the school environment, having professional nursing support is often essential for a child with a medically complex condition. Pediatric school nursing services ensure that one-on-one support is always available for medical and personal care needs, helping children to feel more confident and reach their full potential.

  • Complex, High-Tech Nursing Care Through the Entire School Day
  • Working with Parents and the School Team to Support an Effective IEP
  • Assisting the Child with Classroom Activities, Field Trips and other School Events
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What is Pediatric Care?

What is Pediatric Care?

Pediatric care offers professional support to children with complex health concerns or those who are otherwise medically fragile. Parents receive professional assistance with their child’s needs in order to keep the child safe and comfortable at home while maintaining a sense of normalcy and a higher quality of life for the family. Salus Homecare’s private duty nursing services are centered around the entire family. The goal is to gather all pertinent input to best meet the complex healthcare needs of children who are medically fragile. Symptoms are managed at home through careful coordination with the family and the child’s physician. Goals are the primary focus, as well as to improve outcomes for the child. In home respite care offers professional nursing support to ensure the child’s needs are met and help family caregivers feel confident spending time away from home. Taking breaks is essential for mental, emotional and physical health. Parents report feeling refreshed, healthier and better prepared to meet their child’s needs when they take advantage of respite support. School nursing services are appropriate when one-on-one nursing support is necessary to empower a child with complex medical needs to safely and comfortably attend school. Our nurses provide support with all of the child’s medical and personal care needs. They participate in IEP planning sessions and work with the family to best ensure the child enjoys a normal and productive educational experience.

Who Benefits from Pediatric Care Services?

Who Benefits from Pediatric Care Services?

Pediatric care benefits children with disabilities, medically complex healthcare needs or those who are technologically dependent and in need of personalized support. The services ensure that the child’s medical and personal care needs are met while also giving parents the freedom to step away or manage a household. Pediatric care at home is practical, effective and personalized. It helps families to safely keep their children at home while maintaining a higher quality of life and normalcy in the family unit.

Who Pays for Pediatric Care Services?

Who Pays for Pediatric Care Services?

Pediatric care services can be paid for by insurance plans, the state Medicaid program and its managed care programs, the Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Program (MCCW), or the Technology Dependent Waiver (Travis C. Waiver) provide coverage. With school nursing services, coverage for services is managed by the individual school district. Self-pay is an option for certain services. Salus Homecare pediatric care services are highly flexible. Services can be used when a family needs them most, and the family only pays for necessary care. Our care team will help you to determine what coverage you qualify for as well as assist with any paperwork to help ensure you receive the exact care your child needs.

How Can We Assist Your Child and Your Family?

Pediatric Home Health

A complex medical condition can impact everything about your child’s life, but professional support can make a difference. Pediatric home health offers personalized support to reduce stress, eliminate uncertainties and create an atmosphere where your child is empowered to reach their full potential. Learn more about our accredited pediatric care programs. Click the link below to request a consultation.

How old does a child have to be to sign up for pediatric care services?
Pediatric care services are available to patients age 0-21 with complex medical conditions or those children who are technologically dependent.
Who will provide day-to-day care for my child?
Salus Homecare's professional pediatric care team includes nurses, therapists and medical social workers. Your child’s direct daily care will be provided by a nurse or certified nursing assistant assigned to your family. However, other compassionate professionals might also provide support depending on your child's specific needs and goals.
What do you do to ensure my child’s care is customized?
Salus Homecare recognizes that all children are individuals. A one-size-fits-all care plan simply is not effective. To ensure that your child’s care plan offers the most benefits, our care managers will work with you, your child’s physician and others who support your child to develop a customized and inclusive plan of care that recognizes your child's unique personality, challenges and goals. The plan of care will also be reviewed regularly and modified as necessary to ensure care remains effective.
I want to better understand my child’s health condition and how I can help her. Can your team assist with this?
Yes, our team is happy to provide education to primary caregivers in order to help you best meet the needs of your child. This service is often included in our patient care plans.
What types of equipment can your nurses provide support for?
Salus Homecare's pediatric nursing team is fully trained to provide support for ventilators, tracheostomies, C-pap and Bipap machines as well as other medical devices. We can assist with seizure disorders, developmental delays and other neurological diagnoses too. Requesting a consultation is the best way to determine how we can best help your child.
I want to ensure that my child’s school understands her needs. Can your team assist by participating in school meetings?
Yes, Salus Homecare often provides support to families in meetings that help determine the need for an Individual Education Program (IEP). We will collaborate with you and your school to help establish the specifics of a plan that helps your child to reach their full potential.
If my child is socializing and interacting with friends, what will her nurse do during that time?
All children including children with complex medical needs enjoy social interactions with friends. Our goal is always to empower children to enjoy independence, however, your child’s nurse will remain within eyesight and is always aware of the situation and surroundings. Keeping the safety of your child as a top priority is essential. When necessary, your child’s nurse will provide assistance with activities or work and determine the appropriate level of involvement.
Can my child’s nurse take him to school or the doctor’s office?
Our nurses can accompany your child to school or a medical professional's office, but for the safety of your child, they do not provide transportation.
Does Salus Homecare perform background checks on your nurses?
Yes, every Salus professional who works in a client's home undergoes a complete and extensive background check. Additionally, our professional team is bonded and insured. This provides your family with an important extra layer of protection and the confidence in knowing that your child is in the best of hands.
Is someone available to provide our family with assistance in an emergency?
Your family will be assigned a care manager who remains on call 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Should you have an urgent question, concern or care need, please reach out to them. They will work with you to help ensure that your needs are met or your concerns are appropriately addressed.
How do I get started?
The best way to get started is by discussing your child's care needs with their doctor. Then, simply give Salus Homecare a call and we'll work with you to take care of the rest.
How long does the service last?
Pediatric care services are not provided for a specific period of time. Rather, services can continue as long as your child's needs exist and your child continues to meet the guidelines established by your insurance provider.
Why should I choose Salus?
Salus offers your child and family with expert, nurturing care that enhances quality of life. At Salus, we are "Always There" and provide your family with a variety of choices in care to best meet your needs and help you reach your goals.

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Palliative Care

Many challenges come along with being diagnosed with a serious medical conditions. Your ability to overcome them impacts your health, happiness and quality of life. Your medical team can help you overcome many of these challenges, but when their support alone isn’t enough to manage symptoms, discomfort and stress, Salus Palliative Care is here for you. Our team of doctors, nurses and trained professionals provide personalized support to empower you to live each day to the fullest and get the most out of any curative treatments

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.

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Home Care

Illnesses and the aging process can impact your ability to live independently at home. With the right support, safety and comfort are prioritized, goals are easier to meet and your quality of life improves too.

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.

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Home Health

Returning home from the hospital and reducing the risk of setbacks associated with a chronic health condition is easier with the right support. Home health care helps you to reach optimal recovery goals.

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.

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Hospice

After receiving a terminal diagnosis, living with dignity is what matters most. Hospice care provides emotional, spiritual and physical support to reduce pain and discomfort so you can enjoy each day more.

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 kind of services are available?
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
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?
Included in benefit
Included in benefit
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
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?
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.

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Pediatric Care FAQ

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Salus Homecare values the safety of our patients. Our care team members undergo a background check and rigorous screening process to qualify for a position with our agency.  Employees are also bonded and insured and receive frequent training opportunities to help keep them abreast of the latest developments and safety measures in pediatric care.

Not necessarily. Many of our referrals do come from hospital discharge planners, however, we also work with doctors and specialists in the area who believe their clients would benefit from pediatric home care.

Salus provides care for individuals of all ages. Our clients include newborns, pediatric clients, teenagers, adults and seniors. We provide home health care, in home care, pediatric care, palliative care and respite care on a full time and part time basis, short term, long term or intermittently.

Salus Homecare completes a thorough intake assessment with each client to ensure that all recommended services are beneficial and cost-effective. There are instances were 24-hour care is needed, but for most patients, pediatric care is only needed a few hours a day and sometimes a few days a week. Our care managers take time to speak with your doctor, complete an assessment and discuss your child’s condition and goals with you and your family members before hours of care are determined.

Your pediatric care nurse is a skilled professionals with expertise in providing medical care and meeting personal care needs. They can assist with some activities of daily living but do not provide general family housekeeping or transportation services.

This is a highly personal question and depends a lot on your child’s health condition and needs, as well as your child’s goals and your family goals. So no, it is not always the right choice, but pediatric care does offer many advantages. The best way to determine if it’s the right choice for your child and your family is by speaking with your doctor and scheduling a consultation with Salus.

Your child’s doctor is a primary provider of care and support. Their information is always valuable, and it is received with the highest consideration by the Salus Homecare team. We encourage the involvement of medical professionals providing care to your child and will consult with them and update them frequently while providing care.

As the primary caregiver of a child with complex medical needs, your plate is full. When you are our client, we’ll take care of managing the schedules of the professionals who come into your home. Salus Homecare will ensure your child has the medical and personal care support necessary to enjoy a fulfilling life, and our team will always keep you involved in developing the most effective plan of care to meet your child’s unique needs and goals. Additionally, we provide you with the education, information and resources necessary so you feel confident caring for your child at home. 

Yes, your Salus Homecare pediatric nurse will work with you to help you better understand your child’s complex care needs. We encourage family participation, as this helps your child to feel safe and comfortable, and we’ll ensure you have the tools and information you need to feel confident and successful too.

Salus Homecare offers nationally accredited hospice support for children and adults. Should your child’s needs increase to where this service would be beneficial, we will work to ensure that the transition is as seamless and comfortable as possible.

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“My child’s nurse is compassionate yet professional. Her medical expertise is invaluable, and I appreciate her gentle manner.”

While pediatric care is ideal for many children, some need a higher level of support and find the benefits of hospice care to be the right choice.

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