Which Type of Home Care is Right?
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by Christine Dayton
1M ago
Which type of home care is right for my aging loved one? This is a complicated question that often comes up when caring for an aging loved one. Understanding the different levels of home care and what each offers helps in answering it. It’s also important to consider when it’s best to consider or initiate senior care at home. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the different levels of home care – caregiver services, home health care, palliative care and hospice care, outlining their distinct features to help family caregivers understand when they may be most suitable. Caregiver Servi ..read more
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Manage Stress While Caring for a Senior
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
Coping with Caregiver Burnout April is Stress Awareness Month. During this time, family caregivers should recognize how stress affects their lives. They can also learn strategies to better manage stress while caring for a senior loved one. Caring for an elderly loved one is challenging and stressful. Remembering this, it is important. Family caregivers can navigate their roles more effectively and prioritize their well-being with the right support and resources. This article will provide tips to help family caregivers manage stress while caring for a senior loved one.  Prioritize Sel ..read more
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Navigating Medicare’s Hospice Compare Tool  
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
A Guide to Informed Hospice Decision-Making Salus Hospice is proud to have earned a four-star rating from Medicare’s Hospice Compare. The ranking is based on the quality of hospice patient care, timely initiation of care, hospice team communication, and consideration of patients’ beliefs and values. Salus is one of only three Orange County hospice care providers who earned this rating. We are the only provider in San Diego County with a four-star rating. Salus is among a select few hospice providers in Los Angeles County and Riverside County to have earned this rating.   Debbie Robso ..read more
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New Year Family Caregiver Resolution Checklist
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
The new year is an opportune time for making a family caregiver resolution checklist that ease burdens and enhance quality of life. Caring for a senior is rewarding and challenging. Establishing achievable goals significantly affects the well-being of the caregiver and the senior.  This blog post will discuss thoughtful resolutions for family caregivers who are supporting aging loved ones. Implement these suggestions to create a healthier and more fulfilling caregiving experience in the coming year. Jump to Section:  Prioritize Caring for the Caregiver Seek Support and Senior Care ..read more
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Senior-Friendly Thanksgiving Ideas
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, express gratitude and enjoy delicious food at the table. However, creating a senior-friendly Thanksgiving can prove challenging. Physical or cognitive limitations and potential loneliness impact seniors. Some seniors live alone or do not have family nearby, making celebrating difficult. Others prefer the solitude of home or are less comfortable leaving because of mobility challenges. Overcoming those challenges helps to make the holiday and your Thanksgiving dinner a bright one. It also helps aging individuals to feel valued and loved. This blo ..read more
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Spiritual Care in Hospice Care
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
Hospice care is a specialized form of healthcare that includes physical, emotional and spiritual care. It focuses on providing comfort, support, and dignity to individuals who are facing life-limiting illnesses. The primary goal of hospice care is to enhance the quality of life for patients during their end-of-life journey. To reach this goal, providers must meet a patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Let’s explore the critical role of spiritual care in providing a holistic care experience within hospice. Jump To Understanding Hospice Care Spiritual Care in Hospice Care The Imp ..read more
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Empowering Seniors During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For senior citizens, awareness of breast cancer remains crucial. The median age of breast cancer diagnosis is 62, and nearly 20-percent of those detected are over the age of 75. However, early detection and understanding the disease offers many treatment options and increased opportunities for longevity and quality of life.  Let’s explore some of the steps you can take to remain vigilant about breast cancer awareness.  Know Your Breast Cancer Risks As we age, our risk of developing breast cancer increases. Women over the age of 50 are the mo ..read more
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Case Management Week 2023 – A Message of Thanks
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
During Case Management week 2023, we recognize that these professionals are at the heart of the healthcare system. Their focus is on ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care and transition from the hospital or another healthcare setting to home seamlessly. Their work promotes health, longevity and independence. Salus joins with the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the American Case Management Association (ACMA) to recognize the role that these change makers play. We value our partnership with ..read more
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Hidden Connection Between Social Isolation and Fall Risk
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by Christine Dayton
2M ago
As we age, remaining physically active and mentally engaged helps us to maintain our overall well-being. However, many seniors face a silent and often underestimated threat to their health: social isolation. It’s not just a matter of feeling lonely; social isolation and fall risk are connected in ways that are important to understand. An intricate relationship exists between social isolation, loneliness, mental health, and the risk of falls for seniors. Let’s explore it.  Understanding Social Isolation To understand how social isolation increases the risk of falls, we must first understa ..read more
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Senior Vaccines and In-Home Care
Salus Homecare Blog
by Christine Dayton
2M ago
As we age, our bodies and immune systems become more susceptible to various health challenges, making preventive measures like senior vaccines beneficial for many in maintaining optimal well-being. However, for seniors, keeping up with their doctor’s recommendations for vaccinations and other essential needs is sometimes challenging. This is especially true if they experience dementia or other cognitive decline. In-home caregivers help. These trained professionals play a vital role in ensuring seniors receive the care they need to lead healthier and happier lives. The Role of In-Home Caregiver ..read more
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