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Comprehensive Wound Care

If you have a wound that requires additional help to heal, we have a team of specialists who can empower your care at home. In fact, our entire team of nurses is trained in wound care, which means we can readily provide education and support to you and your loved ones.

Our wound care program focuses on instruction and guidance when and where you need it. We work with your primary care doctor and care team to provide a comprehensive wound care services plan so you can heal from the comfort of your home.

What Is At-Home Wound Care?

Sometimes wounds don’t heal the way they should. This can be caused by a number of reasons including chronic conditions, a compromised immune system or poor circulation.

We believe in providing wound care where a patient is most comfortable and typically find that at home is best.

Our at-home wound care services can address a broad range of wounds, from simple incisions to instances requiring advanced attention. Some common wounds we treat include:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Ostomy care
  • Surgical wounds
  • Wounds caused by infections
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Wounds due to circulatory problems
  • Wounds due to autoimmune disorders

We take an integrated approach to wound care services at home with a healing plan that is tailored to you. We focus on providing intermittent care, while ensuring you and your care team have the resources and knowledge necessary to heal your wounds as quickly as possible.

We also offer wound care clinics for cases that require more focused attention. Learn more about our wound care program.

Benefits of At-Home Wound Care

By providing wound care in the home, we offer the quality of care you need in an environment that is conducive to your individual healing.

With the use of cutting-edge technology and resources, our home health wound care program is with you every step of the way.

Virtual Home Monitoring

Our Virtual Home Monitoring program provides at-home monitoring for patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure and diabetes. Using tablets, we can readily store information and track your progress. We can even diagram your wounds and monitor their healing.

With this technology, you and your care team can:

  • Learn to track and take vital signs daily
  • Store vital signs in a monitoring device that sends the information to a secure website where our expert staff can monitor your health daily
  • Manage medications and treatments at home
  • Alert staff of immediate needs or emergencies and receive elevated, in-person care when necessary

Telehealth services may also be available in instances where you need to speak directly to a wound care specialist. Learn more about telehealth.

How Often Will My Nurses Visit?

Each care plan is unique to each patient. The number of in-person visits required will vary based on your individual needs. We understand wound care can seem overwhelming. Our home care team will work with you, your doctor and your caregivers to schedule visits that will optimize your healing and make you feel comfortable and supported.

How Do I Care For My Own Wounds?

Our wound care team focuses on education and training for you and your caregivers so you are empowered to care for your own wounds. This includes learning proper cleaning and dressing for existing wounds, as well as addressing any underlying conditions that may be causing your wounds.

How Is Wound Progress Tracked?

We will document your progress from the beginning of treatment through discharge from the program. We use our Home Care Home Base program – our electronic record database – as well as photos to track your wound progress and make sure you are healing. With our Home Care Home Base technology, we will label each wound that needs care and work closely with you to monitor your healing.

If you have a wound and are looking for care and support, our expert staff is here to help you heal as quickly as possible. Talk to your doctor about any wound concerns you may have.