What are some of the services provided by the senior clinic?
- A team approach to the healthcare needs of people who are 65 and older
- Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners specializing in senior care
- Nurses to provide blood pressure and oxygen level checks, and other clinical services
- Social workers offering community resources, long range planning, and counseling
- Laboratory services, including blood and urine tests
- Nutritional counseling for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight loss or gain
- Cognitive clinics to address memory problems or judgment concerns
- Medication review and recommendations
- Diabetic management and instruction
- Assistance with advanced directives
- Special “Welcome to Medicare” preventive exams and services (available for one year after enrolling in Medicare)
The three main causes of premature disability and death among seniors include:
- Problems managing medications
- Chronic illness
- Multiple falls and difficulty walking
How do I learn more about all of the services the senior clinics may provide?
- Call the senior clinic closest to you.
Home Healthcare Services
What is homecare?
Homecare assists people with their healthcare needs, while allowing them the ability to stay in their own homes. For more information, click here.
These services include:
- Home healthcare
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Home infusion therapy
You may receive homecare in any place that you call home. This could include your private home, a senior housing center, an assisted living center, or a retirement center, etc.
What are some of the services that are provided?
- Nursing assessments and treatments
- Hospice and end-of-life care
- Medical Equipment, including: oxygen, CPAP for sleep apnea, wheelchairs and scooters, and bath, shower, toileting, and support aids
- Physical therapy, speech, and occupational therapy
- Wound care, pain management, and chronic disease treatment and management
- IV antibiotics and other infusion therapies, nebulized medications, enteral and parenteral (TPN) feedings for those with conditions that prevent them from eating normally
- Social work services for long range planning, financial counseling, and obtaining community resources
Who pays for homecare services?
- Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances provide a homecare benefit. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
How do I learn more?
What are hospice services?
- Hospice is a service that assists individuals, their families and/or caregivers achieve the best quality of life through physical, emotional, and spiritual care during a life-limiting illness. The emphasis is on comfort measures. For more information, click here.
What services are available through hospice?
- Doctor and nursing assessment
- Social work services
- Home health aide and homemaker services
- Volunteer services
- Chaplain services
- Respite care
- Skilled professional pain and symptom management
- Emotional, spiritual, financial, and bereavement support services
- Bowel and catheter care
What services are paid for?
- Payment of skilled professionals who provide the care
- Payment of all medications related to the terminal illness
- Payment of all equipment (oxygen, hospital bed, commode, etc.) related to the terminal illness
How do I learn more?
Hearing and Balance Services
What are balance services?
- Diagnostic testing and treatment of disorders that cause dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo, etc. To learn more, click here.
Who provides balance services?
- Audiologists provide diagnostic testing
- Physical therapists provide treatment
What are hearing services?
- Testing and diagnosis of hearing loss, and its cause
- Fitting and dispensing of hearing aids
Who provides hearing services?
- Intermountain hearing services are provided by licensed audiologists.
- All audiologists have a minimum of a master’s degree and most have a doctorate degree.
Who pays for hearing and balance services?
- With a physician referral, most insurance providers, including Medicare, will cover both testing and treatment.
- Hearing aids are not typically a covered benefit and are the financial obligation of the patient.
- Many seniors qualify for various discounts and/or financial assistance if needed.
Which Intermountain facilities offer hearing and balance services?
- Hearing and Balance Center
230 South 500 East, Salt Lake City
- Intermountain Medical Center
- LDS Hospital
- Memorial Clinic
2000 South 900 East, Salt Lake Cit
- Salt Lake Clinic
333 South 900 East
To learn more, contact the center listed above.