Popular Home Care Questions
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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.
I need someone to give me my medications. Can a professional caregiver assist?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City hires professional caregivers, but they are not medically certified. For your safety, we will not allow them to administer medications. They can provide you with reminders to take medications at indicated times, however, and many clients appreciate and benefit from this service. Home health nurses are also available if you feel that medication administration is a service you need.
Is my caregiver going to dictate which tasks I can and cannot complete independently?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City caregivers encourage clients to remain independent, as indicated in the plan of care. They support your goals including those goals related to which tasks you will attempt to complete on your own. Our caregivers do want to ensure your safety and independence, and any recommendations they make primarily serve this purpose.
If I want to stop my services at any time, will I pay a fee?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City will not require you to sign a contract or pay any fees for cancelling, increasing or decreasing services.
Why should I choose Salus Homecare versus one of the other home care agencies?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City has received certification for both medical and non-medical personal care from the Joint Commission. What this means to you is that our agency is held to a higher standard for quality of care, safety and our overall operations practices. Maintaining this certification requires a heightened commitment of time and resources, and it ensures our clients that they are working with a home health provider dedicated to our clients and their families. This is a deciding factor for many of the families who hire us, and it is also a primary reason why Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City is often recommended by healthcare professionals across this community.
What happens if I have a disagreement with the professional caregiver you assign to me?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City wants you to be satisfied and comfortable with your care. If you ever have a disagreement with your professional caregiver, contact the care manager assigned to you. This individual will step in, provide mediation, work through the problem and if necessary, temporarily or permanently replace your caregiver with another professional.
What is the first step if I want to sign up for home care through your agency?
Beginning services with Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City involves calling our office to request a consultation. This is always free of charge, and you are never under any obligation to use our services. The consultation will involve an in home evaluation of your needs and providing you with recommendations about how our agency can assist in meeting them.
How soon can you start?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City often has professional caregivers who are available to start very soon after your consultation is complete, even as soon as the next day.