Popular Home Health Questions
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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.
Will I have 24-hour care from my home health nurse?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City completes a thorough intake consultation with each client to ensure that all recommended services are beneficial and cost effective. For some individuals, the preferred course of action might include 24-hour care, but for most, home health care is only needed a few hours a day and possibly even a few days a week. Determining how many hours of care you need involves having our care managers speak with your doctor, complete an assessment and discuss your condition and goals with you and your family members.
Will your nurses mop floors, grocery shop or help me with any non-medical needs?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City’s home health nurses are skilled professionals with expertise in providing medically based care. While they can assist with some activities of daily living, they do not provide housekeeping or transportation services. If you need assistance in these areas, our knowledgeable, reliable and professional caregivers may be able to help. Discuss your needs with our care manager to learn more about combining in home health and in home care to promote healing.
Is home health always the right choice?
Home health care offers many advantages such as allowing you to recuperate or manage chronic health condition at home, surrounded by the people and things that you love the most. It also offers a cost savings versus inpatient care. While deciding whether or not it is the right choice is very individual, for most people, speaking with one of our care managers to get their questions answered offers the information they need to make an educated decision.
Will Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City listen to my doctor?
Yes. Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City respects the professionals who are managing your care needs, and we always involve them in developing or revising the plan of care and keep them informed of any setbacks or progress you might be experiencing while our services are in place.
My baby has Down’s syndrome and a variety of associated health concerns. Bringing him home is exciting but overwhelming. How can I keep track of all the nurses and therapists who will be involved in his care?
As the parent of a child with special needs, you have a lot on your plate. When you are our client, managing schedules is a task that we will take care of. Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City will keep track of the individuals coming into your home and schedule their visits at times that are convenient for you and your family. We will always keep you informed of any changes, and our professional care managers remain on call 24-hours a day and seven days a week to handle any last minute changes or emergencies.
My son is very involved in my care. Does your agency provide family education?
Yes. Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City’s home health nurses support family caregivers by providing information and education about your health and care needs. We will involve your loved ones to whatever extent they are comfortable with while always making your safety a top priority.
If a higher level of care such as hospice becomes necessary, how will that work?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City supports hospice and their ability to assist many of our clients in remaining comfortable as they near the end of life. If a time comes when you should choose hospice, we will provide seamless communication with your provider and assist in making your transition to their care as comfortable and enriching as possible.