What is Home Health?
Home health care is an often preferred alternative to institutional care. It provides individuals with the nursing and therapeutic assistance that they need to recover from an illness or injury, head home after a NICU stay or manage a chronic health condition safely and in the comfort of home.
Salus Homecare Salt Lake City’s long term health care is a preferred choice when more permanent medical conditions are present.
Advantages of Long Term Nursing Care:
- Support for a client and the family at home
- Monitor and administer important medications
- Monitor oxygen equipment, apnea monitors and suctioning equipment
- Reduced opportunities for infections and medical setbacks
- Offers professional guidance and monitoring to note interactions, improvements or other reasons that a care plan change might be appropriate
Short term home health care is appropriate when home monitoring and medical assistance are needed to support a medically fragile child or adult. This type of care usually lasts for a few days, weeks or months, and it can make it safe for an individual to return home sooner while still receiving the proper level of assistance to stay healthy and safe.
Advantage of Short Term Nursing Care:
- Often less expensive than repeat hospitalizations or long term institutional care
- Eases the burden and stress for parents who have a child returning home from the NICU
- Flexible scheduling makes it easy to fit home health care into any routine
- One on one assistance and training for the individual and family members
Therapists support medical directives and enhance the healing process. In home therapy offers the additional advantage of allowing therapists to see clients in the comfort of home and observe elements of everyday life that might impact their health and independence.
Three Types of Therapeutic Nursing Services:
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Who Benefits from Home Health Care?
Home Health offers individualized care that can benefit a variety of individuals including premature babies returning home to children facing life-altering health conditions and adults with brain injuries or seniors facing dementia. Home health is practical, effective and personalized, making it a preferred option for families across Salt Lake City.
Who Pays For Home Health Care?
There are a variety of ways to pay for Salus Homecare Salt Lake City’s home health. For many families, insurance plans, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits cover the associated costs. For others, flexible spending accounts provide the funds they need. In some cases, home health is an out of pocket expense, but when this is the case, families appreciate the cost-effective and flexible nature of this program.
Home Health 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
How does Salus Homecare work to ensure my family’s safety?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City ensures the safety of our clients by only sending our employees into their homes, never contracted workers. All of our home health staff are background checked and undergo a rigorous screening process to qualify for a position with our agency. Each home health nurse and therapist is also bonded and insured by Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City.
My condition has not required a hospitalization. Will this rule me out from receiving home health services?
No. While Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City receives many referrals from hospital discharge planners, we also work with doctors and specialists in the area who believe their clients would benefit from our services.
How old does one have to be to sign up for your services?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City provides care for individuals of all ages. Our clients include newborns, pediatric clients, teenagers, adults and seniors. We provide home health care on a full time and part time basis, short term, long term or intermittently.