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Physical Care

Keeping pain under control and monitoring symptoms to keep a patient more comfortable. Skilled nurses and therapists administer care in the comfort of home and under consult with the hospice physician and the patient’s personal doctor.

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

Support and counseling to help patients and loved ones remain more positive through this challenging stage in life. Emotional support continues after a patient passes in the form of grief counseling.  

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

Offers support as patients explore their own spiritual beliefs or inner thoughts related to death and dying. This support is non-denominational, non-judgmental and ideal for patients with all beliefs.

  • 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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What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Hearing that you or a loved one has a terminal illness can feel hopeless, but the right support makes this difficult time in life a little easier to cope with. Salus of South Bay hospice care is the right choice for many families who are searching for a different kind of care. Our holistic approach to managing symptoms, emotions and spiritual needs throughout the end stage of life is centered on the patient but inclusive of the family unit. Pain management, emotional healing and spiritual comfort are provided at home to improve your quality of life and help you to better understand the value that each day holds.

Hospice’s physical care focuses on eliminating or minimizing discomfort and pain. A personalized combination of medical and non-medical approaches can help you to feel better and live each day to the fullest. Our team includes caring nurses who work in collaboration with the hospice medical director and your personal physician to determine the most effective plan of care while providing quality, compassionate and dignified support to enhance your day to day quality of life.

The final stages in life are often confusing, conflicting and even scary. It’s easy to feel alone during this time even when you’re surrounded by family and friends. The emotional support provided by hospice caregivers helps you to safely explore complicated or uncomfortable emotions in the way that works best for you.

A terminal illness often brings with it doubt or questions about all things related to spirituality. Whether this be a specific belief system or a connection to your inner self, speaking with a chaplain helps to calm many emotions or insecurities and renew a sense of inner confidence and peace.

Who Benefits from Hospice Services?

Who Benefits from Hospice Services?

Hospice can benefit any person, of any age facing a life-limiting illness and with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its expected course. Hospice is a physician prescribed service, so the determination about whether or not you qualify and can benefit from this program will likely begin with a conversation with your physician. All patients have the right to choose their hospice provider, and Salus of South Bay is always available to answer questions or help you begin this important conversation with your doctor.

Who Pays for Hospice Services?

Who Pays for Hospice Services?

Hospice care is a covered service under Medicare, MediCal or the Department of Veterans Affairs with 100% coverage of costs being standard in most cases. Most private insurance companies also offer reimbursement for hospice care. However,  the amount of coverage can vary, and the best way to determine the specifics of your policy is to check with the provider. Salus Hospice of Salt Lake City is happy to assist you through this process.

Hospice

When a patient is diagnosed with a life limiting illness and they’ve exhausted curative treatment options, their focus can quickly shift to maintaining quality of life and remaining free from pain or discomfort. This is a time when the support of compassionate professionals is essential. To return home and live life on your terms, turn to the accredited professionals at Salus Homecare in South Bay. Our team is committed to helping you realize your goals and find comfort and peace. With a commitment to helping you enjoy life a little more, our approach makes it easier for you and your family to focus on the things that matter most.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
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 this type of care?
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 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 kind of services are available?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid 100% covered; Most private insurances also have coverage, including VA benefit
How often does the care 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 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 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?
Yes
Is anything else required?
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?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
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.
How do I get started?
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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Home Health

Returning home following a surgical procedure or extended illness puts individuals at risk of losing their independence and compromising their health. The same holds true when individuals are faced with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Salus Homecare of South Bay is here to assist with all of your recovery and home maintenance needs. Our skilled nurses and therapists provide in home care that is effective and reduces the risks associated with repeat hospitalizations and facility life.

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 type of 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 this service?
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 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?
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?
Discuss desire for care with your physician; Give Salus a call
How long does the service 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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Home Care

Aging in place is an important goal, and those who wish to achieve it deserve the support they need. Salus Homecare of South Bay offers professional caregiver services that make it possible to maintain an independent lifestyle while receiving the assistance you need most. With our comprehensive care plans and full range of beneficial services, we the preferred home care provider in South Bay.

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 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 this service?
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 the 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 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?
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 does the service last?
As long as needed and desired by the client
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 FAQs

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Patients should always feel empowered to make their own health care decisions, and having a conversation with your primary care physician about hospice care can help to make that happen. In addition to discussing hospice with your doctor, it is also sometimes helpful to have a conversation about it with a trusted therapist, clergy member, friends and family.

Patients do sometimes recover from terminal illnesses, and those who are participating in Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City hospice can be discharged. If necessary, Salus Homecare can continue to provide other services including in home care, in home nursing care or therapeutic services once hospice care is discontinued. Clients can also choose to be fully discharged from our care without facing any penalty.

Some clients do have a need for special equipment. If this applies to you, Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City medical social workers, nurses or therapists will assist you in obtaining the things you need. Medicare and private insurance often pay for this equipment as well.

Family is an integral part of a person’s support system, and they should always remain as involved in the care process as they would like to be. Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City hospice exists to support you and your loved ones and will never deter them from remaining involved.

Medicare and private insurance typically will not pay for 24 hour hospice care. For hours when our professionals are not in the home, we recommend supplementing with support from friends, family or volunteers. If these resources are not available to you, Salus Homecare can also arrange for additional help from our Salt Lake City in home aides. In an emergency situation, our Care Managers and hospice team will always remain on call to assist you.

Hospice care does not do anything to hasten death or in any way postpone it. Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City hospice will provide you with specialized care, pain management and the benefit of our extensive wealth of knowledge throughout the dying process.

There is no requirement for an individual to be homebound to receive care through Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City hospice. In fact, we encourage our clients to remain as active as they are safely able to and continue visiting with friends and family for as long as possible.

The hospice program is designed to provide support and pain management in the end stages of life. It is not designed to administer any medications or therapies to treat the condition or cure it. If an individual believes that he has not exhausted all treatment options, we encourage him to discuss this with his primary care physician and establish the best plan of care for his condition.

No. Choosing Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City’s hospice means that you value life and want to spend every second of it surrounded by all that you love. Choosing hospice means removing yourself from the stress and worry that often surround constant hospitalizations and intensive treatments and refocusing your energy on the people and things that are important to you.

Living longer than six months in no way changes your hospice care. As long as your primary care physician continues to diagnose you with a terminal condition and resulting life expectancy of six months or less, Salus Homecare’s Salt Lake City hospice can continue.

Physicians Highly Recommend Salus Hospice For Their Patients

“Hospice care is very comforting. The support helps me to peacefully remain with family, at home.”

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