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Recently Become Aware of a Life-Limiting Illness

After receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for which a cure is not anticipated, maintaining positivity and purpose is essential. A trusted hospice team surrounds you with the physical, emotional and spiritual support your family needs to find comfort and remain focused on making memories, spending time together and all that matters most.

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A Life-Limiting Diagnosis Has Me Feeling Anxious and Afraid

When faced with a life-limiting condition for which a cure is not anticipated, it’s common to feel anxious and afraid. Family and friends play an important role in helping you cope and providing support, but they also may be experiencing their own struggles and uncertainties. Having the right team of professionals by your side makes managing pain easier and helps you to feel more confident pondering questions, making amends with loved ones and contemplating what it means to face unique challenges at the end of life. Ultimately, this empowers you to enjoy a higher quality of life and spend more time focusing on family, friends and everything that you love most.

Salus Hospice provides team-oriented, holistic support after a life-limiting diagnosis and when you have a life expectancy of six months or less. It neither hastens nor postpones death and is always centered around compassion and helping you feel dignified in making the choices that are right for you. Our goal is to minimize pain and discomfort while offering essential emotional and spiritual care expressly tailored to your needs and goals. Support is also provided to your loved ones, helping your family to worry less and you to live fully and comfortably for whatever time you have left.

How Salus Integrated Services Can Help You Overcome a Serious Medical Illness

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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Not taking your medications as prescribed could lead to your disease getting worse. Additionally, it increases your risks of unpleasant and dangerous side effects as well as the potential for increased or ill-managed pain, rehospitalizations, slips and falls and even death. For seniors, mismanagement of medications increases the risk of hospital admissions or readmissions and reduces the likelihood of long term independence and aging in place. While many patients benefit from home health services when it comes to managing new or temporary medications appropriately, there are other strategies that can also work. They include asking a professional caregiver, friend or loved one to help with medication reminders, properly labeling your pill bottles and using a pill dispenser, and taking advantage of apps or phone reminders to remember to take medications on time. A home health nurse can help you to implement a strategy that works long term as part of your plan of care. While a Salus home health nurse can administer medications, this is not necessarily how medication management is best handled. Some patients prefer to receive instruction on how to take all their medications and assistance in filling pill boxes or preparing daily doses. Some patients also begin with their nurse administering medications and later transition to a more independent system. You will be involved in creating the right plan of care for your specific needs. An in home aide cannot administer medications. In home care is an appropriate service for a senior who simply needs medication reminders but are still capable of self-administering all of their medications. Medication administration is a skilled service and therefore, handled under in home health care. Yes, in some cases Medicare will cover medication management services. This is typically true when they are classified as a “skilled need” by your physician and necessary on a more short term basis. Our case managers can assist you in determining if this is a covered expense based on your doctor’s orders and specific needs. Yes, our nursing staff is fully trained to provide support with infused medications. We will simply need a doctor’s orders for the medication, and then it can be added to your plan of care. We will provide support in administering the medication, monitoring doses and providing information to your physician that can be helpful in determining any need for changes to your dosage. For most patients, medication management is part of a coordinated and thorough plan of care that addresses all skilled home health and non-skilled home care needs. Therefore, it would be the exception to the rule for a client to receive services strictly to help them better manage their medications.

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