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Our caseworker was very flexible when we had to change our time. Whenever we had to change the schedule around she was willing to work with us.

Wonda S. July 24, 2015

Our case manager was very helpful and professional. Our caregiver is a wonderful loving woman, we were very pleased with her service.

Violet N. May 4, 2015

Utah Pediatric Care Services

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Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

Pediatric private duty care offers nursing support at home for your chronically complex or medically fragile child. This family-centered approach focuses on effective symptom management and meeting your child's personal goals for remaining safe and comfortable at home.

  • Vital Signs & Medication Management
  • Education and Support for Parents
  • Increased Opportunities for Independence and Normalcy
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Pediatric Respite Care Services

In-home pediatric respite care provides family caregivers with the breaks that they need to maintain their own emotional and physical health while ensuring that their child’s medically complex needs are also met with patience and compassion.

  • Support and supervision with activities of daily living and medically complex needs
  • Opportunities for the child to interact with and develop a relationship with another trusted adult
  • Physical and emotional relief for parents which reduces stress, anxiety and caregiver burnout
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Pediatric School Nursing

A child with an unstable or life-threatening health condition benefits from the right level of care to help them succeed in the school environment. Pediatric school nursing care provides one-on-one care to your child at school, helping them to stay safe and comfortable while they learn.

  • Complex, High-Tech Nursing Care Throughout the School Day
  • Working with Parents and the School Team to Best Support the IEP
  • Assisting the Child with Classroom Activities, Field Trips and other School Events
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What is Pediatric Care?

What is Pediatric Care?

Pediatric care is professional nursing support for children with chronically complex health concerns or those who are otherwise medically fragile. It provides parents with professional assistance in order to keep their children safe and comfortable at home while maintaining a sense of normalcy and a higher quality of life for the entire family unit. Salus Homecare of Utah’s private duty nursing services offer a family-centered approach to meeting the complex healthcare needs of children who are medically fragile. Symptoms are managed at home through careful coordination with the family and the child’s physician in order to support goals and improve outcomes. In home respite care offers professional nursing support to children so family caregivers feel confident spending time away from them. Taking breaks is essential for mental, emotional and physical health, and it allows parents to feel refreshed and better prepared to successfully meet their child’s needs. School nursing services are appropriate for children with medically complex conditions who need one-on-one nursing support to safely and comfortably attend school. Our nurses help the child with all their medical and personal care needs while supporting the IEP and empowering children to focus on their educational goals.

Who Benefits from Pediatric Care Services?

Who Benefits from Pediatric Care Services?

Pediatric care offers individualized support to children with disabilities, medically complex healthcare needs or those who are technologically dependent. The support enhances life for the entire family by ensuring that the child’s needs are met while also giving parents the freedom to take care of their own needs or meet the needs of other children in the household. Pediatric care at home is practical, effective and personalized, empowering families to safely keep their children at home while maintaining a higher quality of life.

Who Pays for Pediatric Care Services?

Who Pays for Pediatric Care Services?

Pediatric care services can be paid for in several different ways. For many families, insurance plans, the state Medicaid program and its managed care programs, the Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Program (MCCW), or the Technology Dependent Waiver (Travis C. Waiver) provide coverage. In the case of school nursing, payment for services is managed by the individual school district. Some families also choose to self-pay for certain services, and the flexibility of Salus Homecare of Utah’s pediatric care services makes that easier to do. We will help you to determine what coverage you qualify for as well as assist with any paperwork to streamline the process of receiving the care your child needs.

How Can We Help Your Child & Your Family?

Pediatric Care

A serious medical diagnosis can impact a child's quality of life, but professional support helps to reduce stress and improve outcomes. Pediatric home health care provides personalized, interdisciplinary care at home or at school that helps your child to reach their full potential. With our services, a child and their family are supported, and the child's complex medical condition becomes easier to manage. Learn more about our pediatric care programs, accredited for quality by the Joint Commission. Click the link below and request your free consultation.

How old does a child have to be to sign up for pediatric care services?
Pediatric care services are available to children with complex medical conditions or those who are technologically dependent ages 0-21.
Who will provide care for my child?
Salus Homecare of Utah’s pediatric care team includes nurses, therapists and medical social workers. Your child’s direct daily care will be provided by a nurse or certified nursing assistant assigned to your family. However, other professionals might also assist in offering support depending on the specifics of the plan of care.
What do you do to ensure my child’s care is customized?
Salus Homecare of Utah recognizes that no two children are alike and a one-size-fits-all care plan simply won’t be effective for most children. To ensure that your child’s care plan offers the most benefits, our care managers will work with you, your child’s physician and others who support your child to develop a plan of care that is customized and inclusive of your child’s challenges, situation and goals. The plan of care will also be reviewed regularly and modified as necessary to ensure it remains effective.
I want to better understand my child’s health condition and how I can help her. Can your team assist with this?
Yes, family education is a component in the care that we offer. Our goal in offering it is to increase a parent’s confidence in caring for their medically fragile child at home.
What types of equipment can your nurses provide support for?
Salus Homecare of Utah’s pediatric nursing team is fully trained to provide support for ventilators, tracheostomies, C-pap and Bipap machines and other medical devices. We can assist with seizure disorders, developmental delays and other neurological diagnoses as well. Requesting a no obligation consultation is the best way to determine if we might be able to help your child.
I want to ensure that my child’s school understands her needs. Can your team assist by participating in school meetings?
Yes, Salus Homecare of Utah often participates in meetings that help determine the need for an Individual Education Program (IEP). We will collaborate with you and your school in order to help establish the specifics of a plan that benefits your child the most.
If my child is socializing and interacting with friends, what will her nurse do during that time?
All children including children with complex medical needs enjoy social interactions and playtime with friends. Our goal is always to strive to give each child a sense of independence, however, your child’s nurse will remain close by and aware of the situation and surroundings as the safety of your child is always our top priority. When necessary, your child’s nurse will provide assistance with activities or work to determine the appropriate level of involvement.
Can my child’s nurse take him to school or the doctor’s office?
Our nurses can accompany your child to school or the doctor’s office, but for the safety of your child, they do not provide transportation with their own vehicle or a family vehicle.
Does Salus Homecare of Utah perform background checks on your nurses?
Absolutely. The safety of your child and your family is our top priority, so our entire care team undergoes extensive background checks and screenings. Additionally, our team members are bonded, insured and licensed (when appropriate). Our agency is also accredited by the Joint Commission as a reflection of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards for quality, safety and patient care.
Is someone available to provide our family with assistance in an emergency?
Our care managers remain on call 24-hours a day and 7-days a week to assist families in emergencies or to answer questions or respond to concerns. Additionally, pediatric care services are available anytime of day or night to best accommodate your family’s needs.
How do I get started?
Discuss your child's care needs with their physician, and then give Salus a call.
How long does the service last?
Pediatric care services can last as long as your child continues to have a need for care and meets other insurance eligibility guidelines.
Why should I choose Salus?
Salus offers your child and family with expert, nurturing care that enhances quality of life. At Salus, we are "Always There" and provide your family with a variety of choices in care to best meet your needs and help you reach your goals.

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Hospice & Pediatric Hospice

When a patient feels that curative measures have been exhausted and shifts their goal to managing pain and maintaining dignity and quality of life, the support of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals is so valuable. Salus Homecare of Utah is an accredited hospice and pediatric hospice provider. Our team focuses on providing patient-centered care that helps you to achieve your goals and find peace during this difficult moment in life.

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. For pediatric hospice care patients, curative treatments can continue as outlined in the Affordable Care Act. 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. The pediatric hospice team also includes child life specialists to better meet the unique needs of this population.
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 or Pediatric 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
Who is hospice care appropriate 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.
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

When a medical diagnosis or complex recovery has you feeling frustrated, helpless and confused, the professional home health providers at Salus Homecare of Utah is here to help. Our skilled home health nurses and therapists work collaboratively to create effective care plans that provide our clients with the tools they need to live healthy, long lives. With our services, the entire family is supported, and our clients’ medical conditions become easier to manage. Learn more about our home health programs, accredited for quality by the Joint Commission. Click the link below and request your free consultation.

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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Pediatric Care FAQs

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Salus Homecare of Utah ensures the safety of our patients by ensuring anyone who enters you home receives a background check and undergoes a rigorous screening process to qualify for a position with our agency.  Employees are also bonded and insured by Salus Homecare of Utah.

Not necessarily. While Salus Homecare of Utah receives many referrals from hospital discharge planners, we also work with doctors and specialists in the area who believe their clients would benefit from our services.

Salus Homecare of Utah provides care for individuals of all ages. Our clients include newborns, pediatric clients, teenagers, adults and seniors. We provide home health care on a full time and part time basis, short term, long term or intermittently.

Salus Homecare of Utah completes a thorough intake consultation with each client to ensure that all recommended services are beneficial and cost-effective. For some families, the preferred course of action might include 24-hour care, but for most, pediatric care is only needed a few hours a day and possibly even a few days a week. Determining how many hours of care you need involves having our care managers speak with your doctor, complete an assessment and discuss your child’s condition and goals with you and your family members.

Salus Homecare of Utah’s pediatric nurses are skilled professionals with expertise in providing medically based care. While they can assist with some activities of daily living, they do not provide general family housekeeping or transportation services.

Pediatric care offers many advantages including empowering children to live high quality lives safely and comfortably at home and removing the burden that sometimes comes with caring for a medically fragile child at home. While deciding whether or not this is the right choice for your family is very personal, for most people, a consultation with one of our care managers gives them the information they need to make the best choice for their child and family.

Yes. Salus Homecare of Utah respects the professionals who are managing your child’s medical needs, and we always involve them in developing or revising the plan of care and keep them informed of any setbacks or progress your child might be experiencing while our services are in place.  

As the parent of a child with complex medical needs, you have a lot on your plate. When you are our client, managing schedules is a task that we will take care of. Salus Homecare of Utah will ensure your child has the medical support necessary to enjoy the highest quality of life, and our team will always keep you involved in developing the most effective plan of care for your child’s unique needs and goals. Additionally, we provide you with the information and resources necessary so you feel confident caring for your child at home. 

Yes, Salus Homecare of Utah’s nurses support parents by providing information and education about how to best meet complex medical needs. We will involve you in the entire decision making process and welcome your input and advice when creating your child’s plan of care.

Salus Homecare of Utah supports hospice and the program’s ability to assist children in remaining comfortable as they continue to explore curative treatments or near the end of life. If a time comes when your family should choose hospice for your child, we will provide seamless communication with our hospice team and assist in making your child’s transition to their care as comfortable and enriching as possible.

What Our Patients & Their Families Say About Us

“My child’s nurse is compassionate yet professional. Her medical expertise is invaluable, and I appreciate her gentle manner.”

While pediatric care is ideal for many children, some need a higher level of support and find the benefits of hospice care to be the right choice.

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