Popular Home Health Questions
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Does Salus Homecare use contract workers?
No. Salus Homecare of San Diego only allows our employees to enter the homes of our clients. Each is a licensed and skilled health care professional, and they have all participated in our extensive interview, background check and screening process.
I have not been in the hospital. Can I receive home health services?
Upon discharge, many individuals are referred to Salus Homecare for home health services. Additionally, many of our clients come to us via referrals from their primary physicians or medical specialists who have diagnosed a concern that would benefit from this level of care.
Is there an age limit for your services?
Salus Homecare of San Diego provides home health to adults of all ages. Our clients include individuals who need long term care as the result of a chronic diagnosis and those who are recovering from an injury or illness and would benefit from short term skilled nursing or therapeutic assistance.
Will home health services be provided around the clock?
Most medical conditions only require that Salus Homecare provides nursing or therapeutic assistance for a few hours a day and sometimes only for a few days a week. Our Care Managers will discuss your specific needs with your doctor, you and your family caregivers, and this will help them to determine your level of care and how many hours of services you would benefit from.
Will your home health nurses wash dishes, run errands or help me with other non-medical needs?
Salus Homecare of San Diego’s home health nurses are professionals with medically indicated skills, and their services are designed to help with your illness, injury, recovery or medical diagnosis. If your limitations make it difficult to complete non-medical tasks, Salus Homecare offers caregiver services that may be able to help. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss all of your needs and coordinate your care.
I think I would be more comfortable at home, but my daughter thinks inpatient care is a better option. What should I do?
Home health and inpatient care each offer pros and cons, and understanding them often helps families to make the right decision for their particular needs. Some of the advantages of San Diego home health include individualized attention, flexible scheduling that caters to a client’s preferences and the ability to recover at home, surrounded by loved ones. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with more information about our services anytime, without obligation to help you understand your options.
Will Salus Homecare of San Diego’s home health keep my doctor involved in my care?
Yes. Salus Homecare of San Diego values the professional opinions of your doctor, and we will always ask for his recommendations when developing a plan of care. Additionally, we keep your chosen medical professionals involved in your care decisions, informed of your progress or setbacks and listen to their suggestions anytime your care plan is revised.
I have a lot of medical needs and am concerned because I won’t be able to keep track of multiple schedules from different professionals. Can you help with this?
Yes. Salus Homecare of San Diego wants you to relax, recover and enjoy your return home. Scheduling is something that we can handle. Rest assured that each of our home health professionals will visit at a time that is convenient for you, and we will ensure that services only overlap if it is appropriate for them to do so. If you ever run into an emergency situation or need to make a last minute change, our Care Managers remain on call to assist.
My son is very involved in my care. Can you help teach him about my medical needs and how to manage them?
Yes. Salus Homecare of San Diego’s home health nurses support family caregivers and provide valuable education and information that can help them to feel confident in their role.
If my condition worsens and I have to move to hospice, will you help?
Salus Homecare of San Diego is a supporter of hospice programs and the important role they play for many of our clients. If the time is right for hospice, we will work hard to communicate with the hospice provider and answer any of your questions about the transition in order to make the process as seamless and comfortable as possible.