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The RN was great and the PTA was fantastic! Thank you!

Jerry K Riverside County May 29, 2024

I’d like to thank the Salus home health agency and I wish I had more physical therapy. Two times was not enough for me. Thank you

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Short Term Home Health in Riverside County

Post-hospital discharge or illness recovery medical care provided for a few days, weeks, or months. Care reduces opportunities for readmissions and makes recovery faster and easier at home.

  • Reduced Repeat Hospitalization
  • Lowered Risk of Secondary Injury
  • Recovery in the Comfort of Home
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Long Term Home Health in Riverside County

More permanent healthcare solutions that promote independence, maximize quality of life and make it safer and more comfortable for an individual to remain at home while managing a chronic health condition.

  • Vital Signs & Medication Monitoring
  • Reduced Instances of Falls & Hospitalizations
  • Support for Family Caregivers
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Therapeutic Care in Riverside County

Physical, speech or occupational therapy supplements home health care, often reducing recovery time and improving outcomes with a result of restoring optimal independence.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
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What is Home Health?

What is Home Health?

Hospitalizations and in-patient medical care are sometimes necessary when a person is faced with a more serious health problem or injury. During this time, the support of skilled doctors, nurses and other medical professionals is essential to resolve more immediate risks and move a patient toward recovery. When it’s time to recover, patients typically express a desire to return home. Family caregivers sometimes feel anxious about that decision. While they want their loved ones to recover at home, they recognize the risks of returning home alone and without medical support. Salus Homecare offers a variety of home health options to provide these individuals with the care and support they need to safely and comfortably recover at home.

Long term home health care is appropriate for anyone with a chronic health condition that is difficult to manage on their own. Skilled and licensed nursing staff visit the patient at home to provide medical support and continued evaluation for setbacks or improvements.

Short term home health care is frequently prescribed when a person is discharged home following a hospitalization or needs support for a more limited period of time managing a medical condition. Our experienced case managers work with your physician and hospital discharge planner to ensure your doctor’s orders are followed so that returning home is safe and medical needs are properly monitored.

Therapeutic services are often prescribed to enhance the recovery process and help patients overcome challenges and regain their highest level of independence. These programs help to improve mobility and teach new skills that support safety and independence.

Who Benefits from Home Health Services in Riverside County?

Who Benefits from Home Health Services in Riverside County?

Home health care is available for anyone who has a prescribed need for medical support long-term or short-term. It benefits patients following a hospital discharge, as well as those who need assistance managing a chronic health condition such as Parkinson’s, COPD, Alzheimer’s, a traumatic brain injury or diabetes. Home health also benefits families by ensuring that their loved ones have skilled medical support so they can remain comfortable and safe at home.

Who Pays for Home Health Services in Riverside County?

Who Pays for Home Health Services in Riverside County?

In most cases, patients and families will not pay out of pocket for home health care. The services are typically covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans as long as care is prescribed as medically necessary. Our Riverside home health case managers work with families to file any claims, ensure documentation is accurate, and coordinate with the patient’s physician for any necessary paperwork throughout the claims process.

How Can Salus Home Health Help You and Your Family

Home Health in Riverside County

Confidently return home post hospital discharge or better manage your chronic health condition and reduce the risk of health setbacks with the right support. Our home health care assists you in remaining safe and comfortable and reaching your goals.

What are the typical goals of care for home health service?
To regain optimal level of function/health. Promote the patient's ability to move, remain free of pain, restore function and prevent disability.
Why choose this type of care?
To regain optimal health and resume the previous level of function and independence at home.
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 home health service?
Medicare, Medi-Cal, private insurance, and sometimes, self-pay. Co-pays may apply based on plan.
How often does the care happen?
Determined by the patient's physician. Typically, visits occur intermittently over a 30-60 day time period, depending on 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 services, delivered by skilled and/or trained professionals.
Who determines what care is delivered?
The patient's doctor makes this determination.
Is a physician order required?
Yes and no. Services can be delivered without a physician's orders, but most insurance companies will require a physician's orders in order for home health to be a covered expense.
Is anything else required?
Patient must meet homebound requirements.
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
This depends on the plan providing coverage and the doctor's determination of patient's needs.
How do I get started?
Have a discussion with your doctor, and give Salus a call to schedule a home health assessment.
How long does the service last?
As long as the patient has the potential for improvement with restorative treatment and continues to meet insurance eligibility guidelines.
Why choose Salus for my home health needs?
Salus is a 5-star rated service provider and we offer the patient and family trusted, expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There," value the patient's input, and prioritize their goals.
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Hospice at Home in Riverside County

A terminal diagnosis comes with a variety of emotions including fear, acceptance, anxiety and relief. At this time in life, compassionate care is essential, as is the professional support from an accredited Riverside County hospice care team. Having this type of support makes it easier to live free from pain so that you have more time to focus on the people and things that you love the most. As part of your support network, Salus Homecare of Riverside County’s hospice provides spiritual, emotional and physical assistance, empowering you to live each day to the fullest. With the help of our Riverside County interdisciplinary care team, experiencing a sense of dignity and realizing your personal goals becomes easier, providing relief to you and your family members.

What is hospice care and what are its purposes?
Hospice care affirms life and regards dying as a normal part of life's processes. It provides comfort and pain and symptom management; Helps patients to maintain comfort and quality of life during the end stages of a terminal illness for which opportunities for a cure have been exhausted or curative measures are no longer desired; offers care for physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice improves the quality of life for both the patient and their family members.
Why should I choose hospice care at home?
Hospice care at home empowers you to remain in the comfort of a familiar environment, surrounded by the people and things that you love the most after the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Hospice patients typically forgo curative treatments and instead focus on remaining comfortable and pain-free while they spend time with family caregivers, have meaningful conversations and make final decisions peacefully.
If I begin hospice care and my condition improves, what happens next?
It is sometimes possible for a patient to recover from a terminal illness. Should that happen to a patient on hospice care, the patient can easily be discharged from care. When appropriate, Salus might suggest home care, home health or palliative care as an alternative. If the patient wishes to return to hospice care at a later time, there is no penalty.
Will I need special medical equipment while in hospice care?
This question is not easy to answer without assessing your condition and needs. However, if medical equipment is needed, your Riverside County hospice social worker, nurse or therapist will make any necessary referrals and help you in obtaining it. In most cases, necessary medical equipment is covered under Medicare or private insurance.
Will my family have to step away from providing care and support?
No, Salus Hospice of Riverside County encourages family caregiver involvement to whatever extent you are comfortable with. We will provide support and training to ensure your family caregivers are prepared to provide pain management and other hospice care and receive the respite time they need to step away and continue meeting their own needs without compromising your health or safety.
Is hospice care an around the clock service?
Medicare and private insurance typically will not cover 24-hour hospice care in Riverside County, and that level of care is often unnecessary too except perhaps in the final days and hours of life. Friends, family members and volunteers can often provide supplemental support when professional hospice team members are not in your home. Salus Hospice can also arrange supplementary in home care if you choose. These options can all be discussed when we sit down together and create your personalized hospice plan of care.
Does accepting hospice care mean I will die soon?
Hospice care does not hasten or postpone death in any way. The support you’ll receive with this service provides comfort, pain management and reassurance from a professional team that can improve quality of life for whatever time you have left.
Is it a requirement that a person be homebound while receiving hospice care?
Many patients are homebound while receiving hospice care in Riverside County, but this is by no means a requirement. In fact, we encourage you to stay connected to your community and continue to enjoy the things you love most for as long as possible.
Will hospice care provide me with a cure for my disease?
Hospice care cannot cure your disease, and that is not the intent of the program. It is designed to provide support and comfort in the end stages of life. While on hospice care in Riverside County, curative treatments are discontinued and the focus shifts to pain management and comfort measures.
I am ready to pursue hospice care, but I’m not ready to give up on life. Is that okay?
Yes, it’s absolutely okay. We encourage you to enjoy every moment you have left and our professional hospice team wants to provide the support necessary to improve quality of life. Choosing hospice means removing the stress, worry and anxiety involved in constant trips to the hospital or ineffective curative treatments and refocusing your energy on the people and things that matter most to you.
Who is involved in the delivery of hospice care?
Your interdisciplinary team will include hospice doctors, nurses, therapists, a chaplain and medical social workers. Your primary care physician will also always remain involved as we develop an effective plan of care.
Is a physician's order required for hospice care?
Yes, you must have an order from your doctor stating that you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and your life expectancy is six months or less if the disease follows its normal course. Hospice patients can live longer than six months, and services are not discontinued as long as the physician continues to deem them necessary and beneficial.
How do I get started?
At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family caregivers with choices across the continuum of care. If you are in need of hospice care at home, simply call us, and we can discuss your options, contact your physician and assess you for services.
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Riverside County Home Health FAQ

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Salus Homecare employs registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical social workers and skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists. All of our employees undergo a thorough hiring process that includes background checks and multiple reference checks. Required participation in ongoing home health, senior care and disease specific training also helps our team to remain up-to-date on the latest health care advancements and innovations.

While most of our Riverside County home health care clients are referred to us after a hospital discharge, hospitalization is not necessary. Primary care physicians in Riverside County and other health specialists also trust us to work with them and support their patients when a medical need arises.

Our Riverside County home health are available to adults of all ages. Our skilled nursing and therapy services work with your physician to provide the appropriate level of supervision and care in the comfort of home.

Home care nurses are skilled professionals, and the care that they provide is directed by your physician’s orders. While they sometimes assist with certain ADLs during a visit, their time will mostly be devoted to ensuring your medical needs are met.

In some cases, yes, but in most cases, with the right support, home is just as safe and more comfortable than a rehabilitative facility. However, this is a personal decision, and the right answer varies from family to family. It helps to think about your loved ones goals. If they include aging in place, home health care might be the best solution. While many facilities offer high quality care, keep in mind that only home health care provides individualized, completely customized care in the privacy of home. For many families, this means more time surrounded by the people and things that their loved one enjoys most and less of a financial burden on the family, especially when living with a chronic medical condition.

Our home health nurses recognize the importance of continuity of care. Monitoring vitals, taking medications on time and participating in physical or occupational therapy are all important steps that support recovery, health and well being. Communication is key. As part of your initial assessment, we will contact your doctor, hospital discharge planner and social worker to ensure that we have a thorough understanding of their orders and goals for you. Then, we’ll work with them to ensure that these goals are being met and they are aware of progress or setbacks. Together, and in collaboration with you and your family, we will use this information to both create and constantly modify the plan of care, ensuring that it best meets your needs.

When you return home after a hospital discharge, it’s time for you to relax, focus on your physical and mental health, and spend time with family and friends. To assist you in doing this, we’ll take an active role in helping to coordinate your therapy schedule and manage any medications. Our home health nurses will also offer training so that your loved ones can better understand their role in the recovery process and assist in managing your needs, to whatever level you and they are comfortable with. We’ll be there every step of the way, working with you, listening, and sharing valuable information that helps you to make the most of your recovery.

Yes, Salus Home Health nurses provide family caregivers with training and support in many aspects of recovery. We’ll help you to understand your loved one’s needs and assist them in appropriate ways as they work to regain their highest level of independence.

No, Salus never charges a cancellation fee for any of our services. We’re here to help, and our goal is to offer that assistance for the period of time that it takes for you to regain health and your highest level of independence.

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