What is Home Care?
Home care is support for members of our community. It provides supervision and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) so that individuals can remain safe while still meeting their basic hygiene, personal care and housekeeping needs.
Primary tasks that allow individuals to maintain hygiene and health are known as activities of daily living. Assistance in this area can range from stand by supervision to assistance or having a caregiver complete tasks for you when you are unable to do so.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Services:
- Maintaining cleanliness with baths or showers
- Other personal care such as shaving, washing the face, brushing hair or brushing teeth
- Dressing in clothes that are appropriate for weather conditions
- Managing bathroom needs
- Preparing meals and consuming them
- Ambulating independently or by using assistive devices
- Transferring out of a chair to standing or standing to sitting
To live at home and maintain independence, it is also is essential to complete IADLs consistently and in a timely manner. When individuals fail to complete these tasks, their home environment and health can deteriorate, and this often compromises their goals of avoiding inpatient care.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Services:
- Operating an automobile or finding transportation
- Managing over the counter and prescription medications appropriately
- Maintaining a clean home
- Keeping track of important household bills
- Using the telephone or communicating longer distance in some other way
Salus Homecare Salt Lake City’s respite care supports the entire family with beneficial, enriching and comforting care that gives family caregivers necessary time away from their loved ones. Our services provide peace of mind while family members spend time away from their disabled children, aging parents or a disabled or recovering loved one.
Respite Care Services:
- Makes it possible for parents to maintain a career with a disabled child in the home
- Provides opportunities for adult children to keep their parents at home while still enjoying the social activities they love
- Is available any time of day or night and even overnight or for an extended period of time
- Assists with the care recipient’s ADLs and IADLs when attending to such tasks is physically or mentally demanding for family caregivers
- Improves bonds between care recipients and family caregivers
Who Benefits from Home Care?
Salus Homecare Salt Lake City offers a variety of home care programs and options that benefit individuals of all ages. Our clients include premature newborns, infants, younger children, teenagers, young adults and senior citizens. Each client has specialized needs that are always respected, and our personalized care plans ensure that we meet them
Who Pays for In Home Care?
Home care is often an out of pocket expense, but families typically report that they find value in the money they spend on these services. At Salus Homecare Salt Lake City, we offer flexible, cost effective scheduling that can make home care more affordable.
Ways in which families choose to pay for home care include:
- Reverse Mortgages
- Health Savings Accounts offered by employers
- Employers provided Caregiver Stipends
- Trust Funds
- Workers’ Compensation
- Long Term Care Insurance
Home Care FAQs
To read more FAQs, click here. If you have any specific questions, feel free to call our 24/7 hotline at (888) 725-8742
My mother has dementia, but it is in the earliest stage. Can a professional caregiver meet all of her needs?
Dementia is a progressive disease, and each stage looks different for every individual. While most seniors with early stage dementia only require supervision, reminders and minimal assistance with activities of daily living, your mother might also have medical needs. If she does, it may be necessary to hire both a nurse and a home care caregiver. Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City offers both home care and home health services, and the best way to determine which will be appropriate for your mother is to request our free, no obligation consultation.
I have a child with special needs and take care of her on my own, without a problem. How would hiring a professional caregiver help me?
Having someone to support you with a few of the many tasks that you complete on a daily basis can provide relief. A pediatric caregiver might help your child to take a bath or get dressed, prepare medically appropriate meals or assist your child while eating or offer respite care while you spend one on one time with another child, attend a medical appointment or manage your career. Most families find this to be very beneficial and empowering.
Can you guarantee I will have one consistent caregiver?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City cannot always guarantee one caregiver as this will depend on your scheduling preferences and how often you need assistance. Our goal is to provide every client with consistent care as often as possible, however, and to ensure that your care needs are always met, even if your primary caregiver is unavailable for any reason. We always provide backup coverage if your primary caregiver is away for vacation or a sick day, and our care managers remain on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week to assist with emergency scheduling needs.