Hospice’s physical support helps patients to more effectively manage pain, discomfort and symptoms that typically accompany life-limiting diagnoses. While hospice’s physical care is never designed to provide a cure, it does allow the majority of patients to remain more independent and improve their quality of life.
Physical support is monitored by Salus Homecare’s hospice medical director and a registered nurse to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients. Additionally, we work closely with our patient’s medical providers, ensuring they receive regular updates and information that helps to improve the hospice care experience.
Barbara G. October 4, 2014
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.
Albert A. September 29, 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.
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There are many different pain management techniques that can help to keep you comfortable including medications, physical therapy, hot or cold compresses, certain exercises and other interventions. Our experienced hospice team will work with you in a unique way to develop a care plan that includes the pain management practices that are best for your needs, and that plan will be evaluated regularly to ensure it remains effective and beneficial.
Yes, it is our goal to help you to remain as independent as safely possible for as long as possible. While we will provide you with the support you need with activities of daily living, if you’re able to complete these tasks on your own or with modifications or minimal supervision, we encourage that.
Yes, your doctor is an important part of your support team. We encourage you to continue seeing the medical professionals you trust, and we will provide them with timely updates about any progress or setbacks to ensure they have the information they need to continue providing you with the best care experience.
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Assists patients and family members in exploring spiritual concerns. Spiritual support is non-denominational and appropriate for non-believers too.
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