Maintaining wound care treatment at home reduces risk of infection while at a hospital but can also be difficult to perform on your own. Our team of wound care experts is happy to provide dressing changes and wound cleaning to aid in your recovery.
Common areas of wound care our team is experienced treating include:
Our Certified Lymphedema Therapists are trained in varied lymphedema therapies including:
Your personalized wound care plan is entirely dependent on your level of comfort and recommended wound changing schedule. Our team will work with you and your primary physician to ensure you are comfortable with your treatment plan.
The following are some of the methods our team practices in the home to ensure your wounds heal properly without needing to visit a hospital or doctor’s office:
Receiving wound care in your home rather than in a hospital or doctor’s office is beneficial in many ways. Some of these benefits include:
Getting to the doctor can be challenging. Mobility, pain, childcare, transportation, and having to rely on the availability of others can all be obstacles to making each appointment. That’s why having a wound care expert from our team treat your wound in your home can free up those constraints and allow you to get the care you need without the hassle of leaving your home. Our team has uninterrupted access to all of the equipment, instruments, and materials needed to give your wound proper treatment at home.
In order for your wound to heal properly, it needs consistent care. Sometimes, a wound requires specialized attention daily or several times a week. It can be difficult to arrange for that many visits to the doctor’s office. However, neglecting the necessary treatment can have serious consequences and delay healing. Home visits for wound care ensure that you get the consistency of treatment you need to heal quickly and properly.
As the saying goes, “there’s no place like home.” When healing from a wound, you will typically want to reduce any levels of potential discomfort. You can enjoy the luxury of staying in your home while one of our wound care experts comes to you. Choose to stay in your slippers rather than lacing up your shoes. Relax in your favorite chair or on your bed rather than making the tiring journey through parking lots and waiting rooms. The more you can relax, the more your body can focus on healing.
A healing wound can face many risks of complications. One such risk can be frequent visits to a hospital or doctor’s office. These places have higher levels of harmful pathogens that can contaminate a wound and lead to infection. Another risk is simply leaving the home. Traffic accidents, bumping into things or falling, or facing another environmental hazard outside of the security and familiarity of home can leave you at risk for worsening your wound. It is also beneficial to have a wound care expert guide and educate you on the best ways to care for your wound as an out-patient and to prevent further wounds or complications. Staying home to receive care can significantly lower your risk of infection or further harm.
Thanks to the benefits already described and more, patients who receive in-home wound care also experience improved healing time overall. When compared with the time it takes on average for a wound to heal, those who take advantage of the convenience, consistency, and safety of home visits tend to heal faster. Patients who rely on in-office visits are exposed to more obstacles in getting to their appointments and are at greater risk of infection.
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