A serious wound, skin tear, or ulcer requires professional attention. We provide wound care to treat both acute and chronic wounds. Our wound care specialists can visit you or your loved one at home to conduct a full evaluation of your wound. We will implement a plan of care with the latest treatments and education to heal your wound as efficiently as possible.
Why do you need a Wound Care?
If you need wound care we offers specialty enterostomal therapy (ET) services within your home. Our nurses provide wound evaluation and treatment recommendations and work closely with the entire homecare team to coordinate your ET care. We also work closely with you, your physician and your regular caregivers to offer appropriate care and instructional guidance.
Care Connections At Home's wound care services include Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC), dressing changes and in-home instruction and guidance for wounds of the following nature:
- Pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers)
- Diabetic ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Wounds at gastrostomy tube sites
- Negative pressure wound therapy
There are a number of services that can be provided to assist individuals with wounds. These include:
- Standardized evidence-based wound treatment protocols for specific types of wounds.
- Recommendations for support surfaces or other devices to promote wound healing and to prevent additional wounds or complications.
- Patient/Caregiver education regarding self-monitoring of signs and symptoms of complications, how to manage the wound in the home and how to prevent future wounds from occurring.
- Counseling on the types of foods, supplements and diets that can promote wound healing as well as on activities appropriate to the patient’s condition to prevent wound related debilities.
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with the patient’s treating physician regarding the patient’s progress toward healing as well as treatment options for wounds that are difficult to heal.