Popular Home Care Questions

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  • My mother has Alzheimer’s. Do I need to hire both a caregiver and a home health nurse to assist her?

    Alzheimer’s is a complicated health condition that affects every individual differently. In the earliest stages, individuals often only require supervision. As the illness progresses, needs might increase to include help with ADLs and IADLs. In the latest stages, medical needs may also arise that necessitate the assistance of both a home health nurse and a Salus Homecare of San Diego caregiver. The best way to determine your loved one’s specific needs is by scheduling a no obligation in home consultation for a complete evaluation.

  • I have a lot of family available to help me. Why should I hire a professional caregiver?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego respects and supports family caregivers. Our clients who are fortunate enough to have this type of assistance often find that our services enrich the relationships they experience with their loved ones and ease some of the burden that family caregivers often face. Additionally, many of our clients find that our professional caregivers offers a level of flexibility that their loved ones simply cannot, making our services a convenient option for seniors who need assistance.

  • Will my caregiver be consistent?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego will assist you in maintaining consistency of care whenever possible. Depending on your schedule, it may sometimes be necessary to assign you more than one caregiver, but we will discuss this with you and ensure that you are familiar with and comfortable with all professionals in your home. We also remain available to assist with emergency backup care should you ever need it.

  • I need help with my medications. Can my caregiver assist me?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego’s caregivers are not licensed to dispense medications. To protect the safety of our clients, it is our policy that they instead provide medication reminders when help in this area is needed. For clients that require a higher level of assistance, Home health services are often a good fit. We can help you to determine the most effective way to meet your needs during an in home consultation.

  • I enjoy completing some tasks independently. Will my caregiver prevent me from doing so?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego encourages clients to remain independent when it is safe for them to do so. We develop personalized care plans and can provide standby assistance with many activities and only step in to help if it is necessary. In this way, our caregivers make our clients feel safe and comfortable while receiving the services they need in order to remain independent.

  • What will it cost me to decrease, stop or increase my services?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego never asks our clients to sign contracts, and we do not charge penalties if there is a change in service. You are also able to discontinue your services at any time without being penalized.

  • Why should I choose Salus Homecare as my San Diego home care provider?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego is one of a select few home care providers to have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, a respected home care accreditation agency. We require more from our employees in order to meet these standards and ensure a high-quality, safe, effective and empowering home care experience for our clients.

  • What happens if I do not like my caregiver?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego wants you to feel comfortable with the professionals who are in your home. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving, your Care Manager is available to assist. This knowledgeable professional can often help by addressing any concerns, providing mediation services, answering your questions or finding you an alternative caregiver if the situation cannot be resolved.

  • What is the first step if I want San Diego home care services?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego has a simple process that allows you to call us once in order to initiate any services. This call will be followed by a free, no obligation assessment where we can help you to determine the right level of care for your specific needs.

  • How soon can my in home care start?

    Salus Homecare of San Diego can provide you with caregiver services anytime after completing your in home consultation and signing you up for our care programs.

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