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Salus Emotional Support During Hospice Care

Nearing the of life can strain even the strongest of relationships. Feelings of fear, hostility, grief and sadness are common, and these feelings are often multiplied when the cause of death is an incurable illness. Salus Homecare’s Riverside County hospice provides patients and families with emotional support, empowering them through this difficult time.
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Emotional Hospice Support Provided:

Emotional Hospice Support Provided:

  • Counseling from a skilled medical social worker
  • Social worker assistance to patients in connecting to community resources
  • General companionship with our team and volunteers
  • Bereavement services for the family after the patient’s life ends

As death nears, many families are faced with trying decisions regarding end of life planning. Having a knowledgeable professional available to listen, advise and answer questions helps to ease confusions and uncertainties so family members develop new coping skills, reduce stress and regain a sense of peace.

After a patient passes, the family often faces new challenges and continues to need emotional support. Salus of Riverside County’s bereavement counselors remain available to talk, provide comfort, and offer opportunities to reminisce and a chance for healing. This extended support is valued by many of our clients and part of the reason they choose to use our accredited services.

Salus was especially good in smoothing the transition from skilled nursing in a facility to Homecare. They are very accommodating to changes to schedule and to changes to specific needs. I highly recommend Salus.

Barbara G. October 4, 2014

Salus provided in home care for my father for 26 months. His regular caregivers were excellent. They engaged him and provided safe transfer and hygiene care for him. Staff was flexible in their hours when the need arose to adjust around the regular schedule. They were a great comfort to my mother, who was the primary caregiver. If I was again in need of in home care services, I would definitely contact Salus. Thank you for making the last years of my father’s life livable. He wanted to be in his own home, and your staff and service made that possible.

Albert A. September 29, 2014

Emotional Care FAQ's

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First, please know that these emotions are normal and ones we commonly see patients experience. They are exactly the reason our emotional care services are in place. We can help by listening, offering comfort and helping you to better develop your own coping skills. Our trained social workers are here for you, and we want to ensure that you’re as emotionally prepared for this stage in life as possible.

Yes, our bereavement services are for every member of your family including your children. Our trained social workers will provide a listening ear and help to connect your family with the right community support to make this difficult time in life a little easier.

No, our counseling and therapy support services are optional, but many of our patients and their family members find them beneficial. We would encourage you to meet with one of our social workers to discuss these services, better understand them and learn about their value as you’re making a decision about whether or not they are right for you.

Other Hospice Services Salus Offers

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Physical Support

Monitoring symptoms and helping the patient to better manage pain in an effort to improve quality of life. The hospice physician oversees services, and medications are monitored and administered by trained nurses.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Monitoring Vital Signs
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Spiritual Support

Assists patients and family members in exploring spiritual concerns. Spiritual support is non-denominational and appropriate for non-believers too.

  • 1:1 Confidential Chaplain Conversations
  • Reconnect with a House of Worship (if desired)
  • Provide Access to Literature for Coping and Understanding
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Riverside County Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s

Hospice care provides compassionate support at home for patients with late stage Alzheimer’s disease. Seniors in Riverside County with dementia receiving hospice care experience reduced pain and are less likely to die in away from home. Families receiving end of life care also benefit from the emotional, spiritual and bereavement support that hospice care offers.

  • Comfort Care to Help Alleviate Pain and Discomfort
  • Emotional Support Through Difficult Behaviors
  • Specialized Family Support for Alzheimer's Disease
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