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Salus Is Nationally Accredited by The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading health care accreditation body. The mission of The Joint Commission is to promote improvements in health care organizations by encouraging a higher level of patient safety and continuity of care. This is done through a broad offering of accreditation and certification programs. Over 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States have earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, including leading hospitals such as The Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, The Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, The Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, The Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, The LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

Accreditation For Non-Medical Home Care Agencies

Salus Homecare is one of the few home care providers in the country to have earned accreditation for both medical and non-medical personal care. For many of our clients, this is a deciding factor in choosing to use our in-home senior care services.

A Comprehensive and Continuous Accreditation Process

The Joint Commission accreditation process for personal home care agencies is a rigorous, in-depth, process that requires a major dedication of time and resources by the applying agencies. The home care providers are charged with examining every aspect of their caregiving operations. Achieving accreditation is just the beginning, as The Joint Commission conducts a reassessment every 3 years. The Gold Seal is not a one-time achievement for Salus; it is a commitment by Salus Homecare to continuous improvement for years to come. This benefits Salus clients and their families and the home care industry in general.

For more information, visit The Joint Commission

Salus is a member of the Utah Association for Home Care

The Utah Association For Home Care (UAHC) is professional organization comprised of home health care agencies that are certified and licensed by the State of Utah to provide and administer Medicare home health medical treatments, therapies and nursing. The UAHC also has a separate division for personal care agencies that provide only non-medical personal home care services. Salus Homecare, as a provider of both skilled nursing and personal care, is an active member of this organization.

The UAHC is dedicated to the advancement of issues that pertain to individuals who are aging or recovering at home and are in need of health care and personal care services. The UAHC provides information directly to the community regarding a variety of home health and home care issues. These include the following:

  • A fall prevention tool, that identifies who is at risk, and how individuals can decrease the chances of falling by addressing dangerous home situations.
  • A family caregiver planner for care at home, which helps individuals to understand, organize and coordinate the services that can be included as part of a plan of care.
  • A brochure on food safety for seniors, which provides advice on how to prevent contamination by harmful bacteria in food and how to recognize food borne illnesses.

For the professional, the UAHC provides representation and updates on legislation that has an impact on home health, home care providers, patients and families they serve.

The UAHC publishes an ethics statement to serve as a guide to member organizations. This guide serves as a basis of best practices in the home care industry in Utah.

More information Here

NHPCO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

NHPCO is the nation’s largest membership organization for providers and professionals who care for people affected by serious and life-limiting illness.

As the leading organization representing integrated, person-centered healthcare, NHPCO gives ongoing inspiration, practical guidance, legislative and regulatory representation to hospice and palliative care providers so they can enrich experiences for patients and ease what may be a challenging time for family’s caring for loved ones with a serious illness.

NHPCO works to expand access to a proven person-centered model for healthcare – one that provides patients and their loved ones with comfort, piece, and dignity during life’s most intimate and vulnerable experiences.

Debbie Robson, RN, Administrator / Vice President of Salus Hospice, has served on the NHPCO Quality and Standards Committee since 2017.  The Quality and Standards Committee is responsible for promoting quality end-of-life care through NHPCO’s national quality program, Quality Partners® and other NHPCO initiatives.

The Committee is also responsible for updating the NHPCO Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs, including systematic ongoing review and revision of the Standards document to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices.

In addition, the committee assists with development of NHPCO quality resources, including performance measures and QAPI program support materials.

NHPCO Affiliate Organizations:

We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing these goals:

  • Promote Veteran-centric educational activities
  • Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans
  • Support development of strategic partnerships
  • Increase access and improve quality

We Honor Veterans also provides tiered recognition to organizations, known as Partners, that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. There are four levels that partners can achieve in the program. Partner organizations assess their ability to serve veterans and, using resources provided as part of the program, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to veterans into their organization.

The goal of the program is simple – to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life. By working through the partner levels and participating in community partnerships and collaborations, partner organizations are able to educate, engage, and expand awareness to Veterans and their families. A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them, including the Medicare Hospice Benefit and VA-paid hospice care.

As they achieve each Level, organizations will have the ability to promote their increasing commitment to Veterans by displaying the We Honor Veterans affiliation in their facilities, on their websites, in printed community outreach and educational materials and through social media outlets. This allows community members, including Veterans to easily identify organizations that have made a commitment to offer veteran-specific care and services provided by a competent and highly skilled workforce.

For more information, visit Wehonorveterans.org

Learn more about Salus’s partnership here

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