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Returning Home After a Hospitalization and Need Support Recovering

After a hospitalization, maintaining self-accountability for your health and wellness goals involves understanding your diagnosis and treatment plan, carefully following doctor’s orders and receiving the right level of support. Home health care professionals are here to empower you in every way, improving outcomes and enhancing quality of life.

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My physical therapist provided exercises for me to help increase my strength and stamina. She also provided exercises to assist me with balance. Her instructions were very clear and she provided drawings to assist me in remembering the exercises. She was pleasant, friendly and encouraging. I continue to do the PT exercises to this day! Kudos to her and Salus Home Health.

Lori R San Diego May 31, 2024

My physical therapist was the BEST ever! Thank you!

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Discovering the Right Support for My Recovery

A complex medical event is often intimidating. It’s easy to focus solely on your hospital stay without giving too much thought to what happens after you’re discharged home. Yet, the way support is offered once you return home is critical for your safety and wellbeing, and it decreases your chances of being readmitted to the hospital. Patients and family caregivers play an important role in this process, but you may feel unprepared to fully manage the recovery period ahead on your own.

Patients who prefer the comforts and conveniences of familiar surroundings can safely recover at home with professional home health support. Salus Home Health case managers work with you, your family caregivers, nurses, therapists and your primary doctor to provide a seamless transition home by establishing a restorative plan of care that addresses complex medical needs and helps you regain your previous level of functioning. This results in superior outcomes while lessening the burdens place on your loved ones and improving your overall quality of life.  

How Salus Integrated Services Can Help You Overcome a Serious Medical Illness

San Diego Home Care

When the aging process or an illness or injury leave you unable to complete essential daily tasks independently, it is more important than ever to feel connected, empowered and be treated with dignity and respect. Salus Homecare of San Diego is a respected home care agency. Accredited for quality by the Joint Commission, it is our goal to surround you with the professionals you need and get you the help you deserve to meet your home based, non-medical care needs.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
To remain safe and comfortable in your own home or place of choice in times of recuperation or during the normal aging process
Why choose this type of care?
Maintain dignity and independence allowing you to age safely in the comfort of home. May also be helpful to assist with care needs following surgery or hospitalization.
What kind of professional caregiver services are available?
Assistance with activities of daily living can include bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and medication reminders. Also light housekeeping and other requested services.
Who pays for San Diego in home care services?
Private pay; for those that have long term care insurance their policy may pay a good portion of the costs; for those qualifying war-time veterans (or spouse) the VA covers a small portion.
How often does in home care happen?
As often as you would like. Can be hourly for brief periods (min of 4 hrs) or up to 24hrs/day 7 days/wk
Who is involved in the delivery of San Diego in home care?
A case manager and a caregiver.
Who determines what care is delivered?
The case manager and family make this decision together
Is a physician order required for in home care in San Diego?
Is anything else required?
An in-home assessment performed by the case manager to determine the plan of care.
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
The majority of the time this will be the responsibility of the patient/family
How do I get started?
Give Salus a call. We will schedule a case manager to visit at no cost.
How long do in home care services in San Diego last?
As long as needed and desired by the client
Why choose Salus Homecare of San Diego?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.
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San Diego Home Health

The medical needs of a loved one can sometimes leave a family feeling overwhelmed, stressed and uncertain about the future. Often, the recommendation is to engage with a home health provider, but it can be difficult to know who to trust. At Salus Homecare of San Diego, we understand these feelings, and we just want to help. Our professional care team includes skilled San Diego nurses and qualified therapists who provide accredited care in the comfort of home. Our comprehensive care programs are inclusive, empowering, effective and a preferred choice for many who have been where you are today. The medical assistance you need is available anytime.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
To regain prior level of function/health. Promote the patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
Why choose this San Diego home health care?
To regain health and to resume the previous level of function and independence.
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 San Diego home health services?
Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial Insurance or by the patient directly; May have co-pays according to plan.
How often does the care happen?
Care is determined by the doctor but is typically comprised of intermittent visits by nursing and therapy over the course of 30-60 days according to an individualized plan
Who is involved in the delivery of home health 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
Who determines what care is delivered?
The patients ordering physician determines the disciplines necessary to meet the patients' needs
Is a physician order required for home health care in San Diego?
Is anything else required?
Patient must meet home-bound requirements
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Depends on eligibility
How do I get started receiving home health care?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
How long does home health care in San Diego last?
As long as the patient has the potential for improvement with restorative treatment. Must meet insurance eligibility guidelines.
Why choose Salus?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.
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Hospice Care in San Diego

When a patient’s focus shifts from searching for a cure for an illness to managing pain, discovering closure and finding peace, it is more important than ever to be surrounded by an empathic, compassionate and knowledgeable support team. Salus Hospice is an accredited San Diego hospice care provider. It is our goal to provide patient-centered care that enhances the quality of life and provides the comfort, dignity and respect you deserve throughout this difficult stage in life.

What are the typical goals of San Diego hospice services?
Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Comfort and symptom management; Maintain comfort and quality of life during the end stages of a serious illness to which the doctor does not expect a cure; care for physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Reduces suffering. Improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
Why choose Hospice care in San Diego?
To stay in the comfort of your own home, avoid hospitalization, during your final months, weeks and days of life. To forego curative treatments, rather focus your remaining time left on things that matter most. There is no homebound requirement.
What kind of San Diego Hospice services are available?
An interdisciplinary team provides holistic care. Includes coverage for medications related to management of the end stage disease, Medical Equipment and Nursing Supplies (i.e Incontinence, Gloves, Woundcare dressings).
What coverage can I expect for my San Diego hospice care?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid 100% covered; Most private insurances also have coverage, including VA benefit
How often does hospice care in San Diego happen?
Hospice support is available 24/7 although the frequency of intermittent visits can vary based on the patients individual care needs and can change as the patients' needs change
Who is involved in the delivery of hospice San Diego care?
Hospice has an Interdisciplinary approach to care, the hospice team includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, home health aide, and volunteers
Who determines what San Diego hospice care is delivered?
The hospice team works together with each patient and their family/caregivers to determine the services they would like to receive while under Hospice care. Collaborates with the physician for updates and orders.
Is a physician order required for hospice San Diego care?
Is anything else required to begin receiving hospice care in San Diego?
Patient must have a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less certified by two physicians
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Included in benefit
How do I get started receiving hospice care in San Diego County?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
Who is hospice care in San Diego designed for?
Designed for patients during the last 6 months of life if the disease runs it's usual course. Should the patient's condition improve, the hospice team will assist with discharge planning from hospice to other healthcare options.
Why should I choose Salus for my San Diego County hospice care?
Salus offers the patient and family with the most expert and nurturing care during all phases of a patient's healthcare journey. At Salus we are "Always There" and provide the patient and family with choices across the continuum of care.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Discharge planning is the process of preparing you to move smoothly from one level of care to the next. Your doctor will prepare the order for release from the hospital, and then a hospital medical social worker will provide support in determining what your care needs and equipment needs are in order to safely transition to home. When at home services are needed, a care manager from Salus will visit with you in the hospital, prior to discharge, and work with you to develop a plan of care that outlines goals, challenges and services. We’ll discuss scheduling, help to coordinate with Medicare or your insurance company and provide clear communication with your primary doctor to set you up for success as you transition home. Effective discharge planning makes it safer for you to comfortably return home. It also ensures that your family caregivers are supported and never burdened with tasks that they are ill-equipped to manage alone. Establishing the right in home services is a key component in your discharge plan. This step reduces opportunities for hospital readmissions or missteps in administering medications and makes the recovery process less stressful and more productive. Yes, the decision about which home health provider to use is yours to make. Your hospital discharge planner may make recommendations about certain companies, however, if you have a preference, simply indicate that when discussing your discharge plan. You may also contact Salus Homecare directly, and we will coordinate with the hospital social worker throughout this important step. Any services that are considered medically necessary by your primary physician are typically covered by Medicare, MediCal, Medicaid or private insurance. Our case managers can help you in contacting your payment provider and coordinating payment for care. Home health is typically a short-term service, provided on a part-time or intermittent basis and remaining in place through a portion of your recovery at home. Your doctor will monitor your recovery and, in coordination with you and your home health nurse, determine when it is appropriate to reduce or terminate services. Home health services are skilled services provided by a licensed medical professional. Typically, they do not include more extensive personal care, meal preparation or other non-skilled services. In cases where patients need this type of assistance post-discharge, Salus’ integrated model of care can provide both home health and home care support.

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