Benefits of Wound Care at Home
Wound care has become one of the fastest growing areas of home health care.
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.
How You can Benefit from Wound Care at Home
First Home Health Care can provide a smooth transition from care in an in-patient facility to care at your home without a gap in care. A smooth transition requires personalized attention and intense coordination among the home care agency, the in-patient facility and the treating physician in order to ensure all the patient’s needs for care, medication and equipment are identified and met.
- IV therapy at home for infections
- Assistance with medication management
- Exercise programs to improve strength, endurance, and ability to do activities of daily living
- Personal care assistance by the home care aide
- Coordination with other providers of medical equipment, community social services, medical transportation, etc.