What is Home Health?
Home health care is simply what the name says it is, care provided at home that supports a healthier lifestyle. Different disciplines are involved in providing this type of care including skilled nurses, occupational, physical and speech therapists. These services are often provided long term or short term, depending on the reason care is needed and the extent of the injury, illness or disability.
Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s home health care services benefit people who are facing more chronic conditions. With the assistance of licensed nurses and therapists, long term care empowers individuals to maintain their current level of health for a longer period of time, and sometimes see significant improvements.
Advantages of Long Term Nursing Care:
- Nursing and therapeutic care provided at home
- Keeps loved ones involved and educated about care needs
- Lowers infections risks that many realize with repeated hospitalizations or nursing home care
- Cost effective because of the flexibility of scheduling and care
- Supports independence by encouraging the client to remain involved in care choices
Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s short term home health care provides individuals with customized support for a shorter period of time, tailored to meet a specific health need and enhance healing.
Advantages of Short Term Nursing Care:
- Reduced instances of repeat hospitalizations
- An easier, faster and more efficient recovery process
- Lowered risk of secondary injuries resulting from trying to do too much, too soon
- Recovery in the comfort of home, surrounded by the people and things you love
The recovery period following an illness, injury or surgery can be long and daunting, but this process is made much easier when the right treatments are put in place. Effective treatment plans often include Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s therapeutic programs.
Three Types of Therapeutic Nursing Services:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Who Benefits from Home Health Care?
Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s home health care benefits anyone in need of skilled nursing or therapeutic assistance, and it especially benefits those with a goal of remaining at home. These services enhance continuity of care after a hospitalization and include input from knowledgeable healthcare professionals, including the primary care doctor and specialists. Home care also plays an important part in helping individuals to maintain their health when a chronic condition causes setbacks or other concerns.
Who Pays For Home Health Care?
Home health care is medically indicated, and therefore, most private and government sponsored insurance plans offer coverage for it. This includes Medicare, Medi-Cal, VA benefits and individually purchased or employer provided insurance. Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley makes taking advantage of insurance benefits easy by direct filing with the appropriate agencies for any of our clients.
Home Health FAQs
To read more FAQs, click here. If you have any specific questions, feel free to call our 24/7 hotline at (888) 725-8742
What qualifications do Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s nurses and therapists hold?
Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley hires industry leading professionals who have passed extensive background checks and an intensive interview process. These professionals hold the proper licenses and certifications in their chosen field and once hired, participate in ongoing trainings with our agency. The professionals who enter your home are never contract workers to protect your safety and help ensure that they provide you with the respectful, dependable care you need, when you need it most.
Can home health be ordered by my primary care doctor if I have not been hospitalized?
Yes. Salus Homecare often receives referrals from primary care doctors. Our agency also receives referrals from doctors who provide specialized care, many times for clients who have not been hospitalized.
Do you provide home care services to all adults?
Yes. Salus Homecare of San Gabriel Valley’s home health services are appropriate for adults of all ages and with a variety of health conditions. Long term care, short term care and therapeutic services are available based on the prescribed needs.
6 Things To Look For When Choosing A Caregiver
Choosing the right caregiving team can be time consuming & stressfull. Here are 6 things to consider while searching for the right match:
#1 Look for National Accreditation for Quality by The Joint Commission
#2 Look for a provider who properly screens, trains & manages their caregivers.
#3 Look for the provider’s ability to customize a home care plan.
#4 Look for a provider who is always there to meet your changing needs.
#5 Look for a provider who is dedicated to continuous improvement.
#6 Look for a provider who begins with a complimentary home assessment.
If you would like to set up a complimentary home assessment, click here or give us a call: (888) 725-8742
What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us
In order to meet the standards of the Joint Commission, all clients are asked to take a detailed survey at the end of our service.
When my wife and I requested the services of Salus, we were not totally sure of the type of services we would need. Would a nurse be required? Would someone who would perform such tasks as cooking and cleaning be required? It turned out that the condition of my wife was so serious that I or one of my family...Marcia K.November 22, 2017
The majority of my caregivers were really great. They were dedicated and hardworking. Especially with two I bonded as a patient and as a friend. All the staff were very professional. I would recommend them.Kandis C.July 9, 2017
A Salus employee is a family friend and having her as a resource during these unexpected health emergencies with my parents is a God -send! She always goes over and beyond and understands the complexity of arranging in-home healthcare for a loved one when you are not able to do it yourself. I appreciate ...Betty V.September 27, 2016
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