Certified Wound Care
A Wound Care Certified (WCC) nurse provides expert guidance to patients, caregivers on wound care. This is accomplished by:
- Assessing each patient who has a wound and suggesting appropriate interventions to promote wound healing;
- Working closely with physicians in providing the most effective wound care possible;
- Providing in-depth training to Agency nurses on interventions necessary to prevent skin breakdown and wound management;
- Assessing patients for appropriateness for a Wound Vac (a special device to assist in wound healing);
- Teaching patients and/or caregivers how to care for a wound.
A nurse will assess the patient’s wound/ostomy and consult with the patient’s physician to develop a care plan and provide care related to preventing infection, promoting healing, and independence with care.
For patients experiencing urinary voiding issues, a bladder scan can be utilized to determine bladder function and urinary retention. This is a painless, non-invasive procedure using a small portable ultrasound machine that prevents the patient from having to endure an invasive bladder catheterization which may be uncomfortable.
Total Joint Therapy
After a total joint replacement, our team of physical and occupational therapists can play a key role in your recovery. Our experienced and highly skilled therapy team will collaborate with your surgeon to customize a treatment plan focused on helping you to restore your maximum function. We work with you on improving range of motion, strength and endurance, promoting independence with self-care skills, and by educating you on safe transitions as you recover from your joint replacement. You want to get the best out of your joint, and we have just the expertise to help you do it.
IV Therapy Coordination
Intravenous Therapy is often a part of the home care prescribed by a physician. We can provide trained and fully qualified individuals to administer this therapy.
A Registered Dietician works with patients and caregivers in assuring the patient is following a therapeutic, nutritionally sound diet. This is accomplished through:
- Assessing individual patients’ caloric and nutritional requirements for nutrition taken orally or through a feeding tube;
- Instructing the patient and/or caregiver on a therapeutic diet;
- Assessing the patient’s and/or caregiver’s ability to obtain, prepare, and eat the diet prescribed by the physician;
- Suggesting an Occupational Therapy referral for identified physical debilities preventing the patient from getting the proper nutrients;
- Suggesting a Speech Therapy referral for swallowing difficulties preventing proper nutrition;
- Suggesting a Medical Social Worker referral if financial constraints prevent the patient from obtaining food.