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:
- Intermountain Clinics Just for Seniors
Alta View Hospital Senior Clinic
9660 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: (801) 501-2025
- Intermountain Senior Clinic
5770 South 250 East, #210
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 314-4544
Home Healthcare Services
What is homecare?
Homecare assists people with their healthcare needs, while allowing them the ability to stay in their own homes.
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?
- Call Intermountain Homecare at (801) 887-7350 or toll-free at 1-877-889-7166
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.
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.
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
Fax: (801) 507-9841
- 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.