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Help at Home Maintaining Independence

A healthy diet, daily activity, staying in check with wellness goals and safe mobility are all components in maintaining independence, but illnesses and the aging process can sometimes lead to a need for support to do our best in these areas. In home care delivers that personalized support to help you achieve more and remain healthier, stronger and more independent at home.

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Finding Support While You Age in Place

Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their home as they age, but complex medical events, smaller changes in mobility or a diagnosis of dementia can make that challenging. It’s common to need extra help with personal care, meal preparation, transportation and other important tasks. In most cases, the first people you’ll turn to are family members, but even the most well-intentioned spouse or adult child might not be physically or mentally prepared to meet all your needs alone.

Professional home care changes the picture for many seniors by ensuring they have the support they need to safely and comfortably age in place. Highly trained in home aides work with you, one-on-one, to provide assistance with daily care needs and support and encouragement as you continue to work to maintain your independence. The Salus Homecare team collaborates with you to create an effective plan of care, and then we schedule services so that they’re never disruptive to your daily routines or schedule. This results in a more enjoyable home care experience and improved outcomes for you or the senior you love. How Salus Integrated Services Can Help You Overcome a Serious Medical Illness

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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?
No
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?
Yes
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?
Yes
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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Home health services offer support with skilled care needs, and support is provided by a nurse or therapist. Home care services provide support with personal care, transportation, meal preparation and other daily needs. Care is provided by a professional in home aide. Home care services are typically private pay. However, some long term care plans will assist in covering the cost. Many families do find home care to be a cost effective choice versus assisted living since they can choose their own hours, only pay for the services they need, and care is provided on a one-on-one basis. Yes. Indications that home care might be beneficial include recognizing an unsteady gait as your loved one walks, noticing that their house is constantly untidy or they seldom change their clothes, weight loss or declines in attending to personal hygiene, or having a loved one who is homebound and lacking opportunities for socialization. If you do notice these signs, Salus Homecare can assist with a complimentary, no obligation evaluation in your loved one’s home. Seniors sometimes are resistant to care because they think accepting it means they are giving up their independence. If your loved one is expressing resistance, it’s important to talk to them about their concerns and the benefits of in home care. Include them in the process of finding a caregiver, and give them opportunities to help develop their care plan. Offering consistent care can also help them to be more accepting, as developing a relationship with their caregiver helps the senior to form new connections and maintain a sense of worth. Salus Homecare offers flexible scheduling that ranges from hourly, part-time care up to and including live-in care. We’ll be glad to assess your family’s needs and offer options so your loved one has the professional support and supervision they need to safely live at home. Yes, Salus Homecare never requires a client to sign a contract or commit to long-term assistance. We’ll provide professional support that helps you to regain functioning, focus on recovery and maintain your independence. Our integrated services also make it possible to meet all your skilled and non-skilled needs through one provider. Salus Homecare is committed to ensuring you are never left without the care you need. If your caregiver is unavailable, another caregiver will be sent to your home to provide support. We also have care managers who remain on call 24-hours a day and 7-days a week for assistance should an emergency arise.

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