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Salus Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Salus meets the unique needs of Alzheimer’s patients in Riverside County through hospice care. Our goal is to provide more time for families to make memories and enjoy a higher quality of life. We recognize that seniors with dementia experiences less stress and anxiety when hospice support is in place.
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Alzheimer's Hospice Support Provided:

Alzheimer's Hospice Support Provided:

  • The Highest Level of ADL Support and Physical Care
  • Pain Management to Increase Comfort
  • Emotional and Behavioral Support Specific to Dementia
  • Support When Families Need to Access Dementia Resources

Hospice care for Alzheimer’s addresses the unique needs of patients with late stage dementia. Our Riverside County medical director, nurses, social workers, chaplains and caregivers understand common problems and symptoms associated with late stage Alzheimer’s disease and how they impact end of life care. This knowledge and information from the family and patient’s primary doctor are utilized to create a customized dementia care plan. The plan of care addresses dementia and patient specific needs and goals. It provides comfort care, emotional and spiritual support, and pain management. Together, this enhances the patient’s wellbeing and quality of life.

Salus Hospice’s pain management approach is of primary importance for the Alzheimer’s patient. Most dementia patients who are near the end of life are much less active, and oftentimes, bedbound. Ensuring that the patient’s hygiene needs are met, their skin is clean and healthy, and that they are not experiencing pain or discomfort from contractions, skin tears, or bedsores is imperative. It can even, at times, mean more time with loved ones. With our Riverside County hospice care plan and under the direction of our medical director, these objectives are met, and families report an improved quality of life.

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

Hospice for Alzheimer's Patients FAQ's

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The progression of Alzheimer’s disease alone is not an indication that hospice care is necessary. However, if your loved one has been diagnosed by a physician with a life expectancy of six months or less, it may be time to discuss hospice care. Additionally, if your loved one has lost a significant amount of weight, is increasingly susceptible to infections and diseases, or has a significant decrease in their ability to manage personal care tasks or general hygiene without complete support, it’s often an indication that this is a good time to discuss the benefits of hospice care with their physician.

Yes, in most cases. The primary criteria for Medicare qualification is that your loved one has been diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its expected course. We are happy to discuss hospice care qualifications with you and will be happy to assist in filing any paperwork with Medicare or your insurance company.

No, Salus Hospice of Riverside County provides hospice care at home. This means your loved one can remain in familiar surroundings and with the people and things that they love the most.

Other Hospice Services Salus Offers

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Emotional Support

Coping Support for patients and families. Bereavement care is an aspect of emotional care that continues after the patient passes, offering additional support for an extended period.

  • Counseling
  • Social Work Case Management
  • Family Bereavement Counseling
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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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