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Salus Emotional Support During Hospice Care

Facing a terminal illness can take its toll on emotional health and family relationships. Feelings of anger, sadness and resentment are common, and these feelings often weigh heavy on the heart when the cause of them is an incurable disease. Emotional support helps people to cope. It is available to all of our clients and their family members through Salus Homecare San Diego’s hospice program. This support includes listening, advising and counseling with services provided by our team of social workers, counselors and volunteers.
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Emotional Hospice Support Provided:

Emotional Hospice Support Provided:

  • Counseling from a social worker with medical expertise
  • Networking and community support through social work case management
  • Companionship from trained volunteers
  • Family bereavement care

Difficult questions are common as the end of life nears, and they become even more challenging for a family to face as they start to plan and make preparations for after their loved one is gone. Supportive hospice professionals listen with empathy, ask thought-provoking questions and help to guide family members down this sometimes difficult path. This eases burdens, helps the family to discover new coping skills and can make this stage of life less complicated for the family and the client.

After one of our clients passes, Salus Homecare San Diego realizes that there is still a need for support. Family members receive bereavement counseling to help them cope with their loss and find their path forward. This fosters a sense of peace, comfort and even renewed hope as families move toward their tomorrow while still remembering the important role that their loved one played.


When we first approached Salus in regard to the care of our parents, both in their late 80’s, we had no idea what challenges lay ahead. Six years later, we can honestly say we have experienced it all, from skin tears and bed sores to digestion issues and catheter problems, and everything in between. After a short period of determining which caregivers were a good match for our parents, we settled on a group of incredibly dedicated and caring individuals from Salus, who were with our parents to the end. They became our eyes and ears for our parents’ well-being and frequently they would text us or send pictures to keep us apprised. We will be forever grateful for their service and for doing their very best to improve the quality of life of our parents. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Salus’ case manager and schedulers. They were without exception professional, caring, and competent, which helped to keep as much continuity of caregivers as possible. We highly recommend Salus to anyone requiring homecare or hospice care.

Marion B. June 15, 2019

You guys rock! Thank you for all your help from the beginning to the end.

Andrew K. March 14, 2019

Emotional Care FAQ's

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No, hospice care is not about giving up. Our social workers and counselors can help you to understand this and learn to cope with the emotions you are experiencing. Hospice will help you to process and learn to place importance on your quality of life for all the time you have left. In this way, hospice is often a very positive experience for clients and families.

Yes, hospice support is for all members of the family, whether your family looks like a traditional family or not. Our social workers, chaplains and volunteers can discuss concerns and questions with your loved one in order to help him cope with what is ahead and feel more positive about his ability to take care of his emotional health and still provide you with support.

No hospice services are mandatory; however, Salus Homecare San Diego does advise all of our clients to at least consider counseling. Many clients find that having this emotional support benefits them. However, if you choose not to speak with a social worker, chaplain or volunteer, simply let us know. Also realize that you can change your mind at any time.

Other Hospice Services Salus Offers

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Physical Care

Pain management and the monitoring of symptoms to enhance quality of life. These services are monitored and administrated by skilled nurses and therapists.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Vital Sign Monitoring
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Spiritual Care

Assists the client in exploring their spiritual concerns surrounding death and dying. Spiritual support is non-denominational and supportive of all belief systems.

  • 1-1 Conversations With Hospice Chaplains
  • Reconnecting Clients With Their House of Worship
  • Provide Literature That Can Help Individuals Cope With Death
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