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Salt Lake CIty Home Health, Respite and Hospice Care

Home Health

Home Health agencies offer additional caregiver support at home or at an assisted living community. These services may be covered by Medicaid. Home health allows people to prolong their move to an assisted living and helps residents who need additional care at an assisted living prolong their move to a skilled nursing community. Hospice is focused on care for residents who are actively dying or near the end of life.

Respite Care is for caregivers who need temporary care for their loved ones. A person may stay at an assisted living facility for up to fourteen days before actually having to move into the community permanently. This service is great for spouses acting as primary caregivers who need a vacation, etc. Regulations may vary from state to state. Some assisted living communities specializing in memory care often offer some type of “adult day care” programs as well.

Hospice agencies care for residents who are actively dying or near the end of life. They focus on palliative care, such as pain management and comfort. Hospices are also a great resource, helping families prepare for the loss of their loved ones.

Generally speaking, home health and hospice care companies have certified nursing assistants and registered nurses who visit numerous assisted living facilities on a daily basis and have no affiliation with any of them. They can tell you which communities have horrible communication, cooperation, staffing issues or just plain stink, literally.

It’s simple to ask them their personal opinion of your prospective communities. Many elderly people receive home health care in their own homes prior to needing assisted living. Their care representatives often develop bonds and want to make sure that their patients reside at an assisted living facility that will take care of them. Most of these companies are based out of office buildings. Take the extra effort to search these people out!

Most agencies provide the absolute best home health care for their patients. They offer specialty programs to expedite their path to recovery. These include cardiac and pulmonary care, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, and post-orthopedic care. Individuals with these needs can uniquely benefit from their programs and expertise.

They provide professional and compassionate hospice care in the home. Teams comprised of a medical director, nurses, chaplains, social workers, and aides focus on quality of life at the end of life.

Our advisors have the most experience navigating senior care in Utah

We use our years of assisted living management knowledge to help you find the assisted living that is tailor made for your loved one. Let us tour communities with you to ensure all important questions are asked and to make sure you are paying a fair price.