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San Diego County Hospice Care for Alzheimer's Patients

Meeting the unique needs of dementia patients through our San Diego hospice care program provides families with opportunities to enjoy a higher quality of life. Seniors with dementia experience less anxiety and a reduction of negative behaviors in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease when compassionate end of life care is made available.
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Hospice Support Provided to San Diego County Seniors:

Hospice Support Provided to San Diego County Seniors:

  • Specialized Physical Care and Enhanced ADL Support
  • Personalized Comfort Care and Pain Management
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Emotional and Behavioral Support
  • Family Support to Access Helpful Dementia Resources

San Diego County Hospice care for Alzheimer’s addresses the needs unique to seniors and families facing dementia. Our interdisciplinary team has the background and knowledge to better understand common problems and symptoms most often associated with late stage Alzheimer’s disease and provide compassionate care at the end of life. This, combined with input from the patient’s loved ones and primary doctor, is used to create a personalized care plan, one that focuses on the senior’s emotional, spiritual and physical needs and goals.

Salus’ San Diego County Hospice care offers many unique benefits to the senior with Alzheimer’s disease. In late stage dementia, patients are often physically less capable and spend most of their time in bed or a chair. Ensuring that the patient’s personal care and hygiene needs are met, their skin remains healthy, and that they are not experiencing pain from bedsores is essential to reduce pain and for their physical and emotional wellbeing. With a hospice plan of care and under the direction of our San Diego County hospice physician, we help families to meet these objectives and improve quality of life for their loved ones.

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!

Sharon J San Diego May 28, 2024

San Diego Hospice for Alzheimer's Patients FAQ's

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Making the decision about when to move your loved one with Alzheimer’s to hospice care is never easy, but there are some indicators that can help you to know that it’s time. The most important is a diagnosed life expectancy from a physician of six months or less. Additionally, if your loved one is eating less, losing weight, communicating less frequently or not at all, or having a difficult time completing even the simplest of tasks and in need of complete care from family members or professional caregivers, the time might be right to consider hospice care for the Alzheimer’s patient.

Yes, hospice care in San Diego County is typically a covered expense under the Medicare program if a patient with dementia meets the hospice criteria which includes a diagnosed life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its expected course.

Salus hospice care in San Diego is provided in the senior’s home. There is no need to remain in the hospital or move to a facility to receive this level of care. Many seniors with Alzheimer’s benefit from this and experience less physical and emotional stress when they’re able to remain in familiar surroundings.

Yes, Salus offers a continuum of care and our goal is always to meet the patient’s needs where they’re at today and transition with them if and when care needs increase. This means you won’t have to search for a new provider as your loved one progresses through the stages of dementia. Our range of services includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing, home health care, and Medicare certified hospice care. Speaking with one of our knowledgeable case managers is an excellent way to determine which program is best for your loved one.

Other Hospice Services in San Diego County

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Physical Care

Pain management and the monitoring of symptoms to enhance quality of life for seniors in San Diego. Hospice care's physical services are monitored and administrated by skilled hospice nurses and therapists in San Diego.

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

Coping Support for both client and family. This support also remains available to the family after a client's passing in the form of grief counselling.

  • Counseling
  • Social Worker Case Management
  • Bereavement Counselling for Your Loved Ones
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Spiritual Care

Assists the client in exploring their spiritual concerns surrounding death and dying. Spiritual support with hospice care 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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