It’s no secret our bodies undergo changes of all sorts as we get older, including the manner in which our skin heals and replaces itself. The fragile skin of the elderly may degenerate on its own, sometimes without the presence of an injury. In addition, some health conditions, one’s age, immobility, a poor diet, medications and other treatments they are on and are receiving may impair the healing process of wounds or lead to chronic wounds that simply won’t heal.
For elderly individuals who are living independently or would like to, the importance of receiving the proper wound care and understanding how to efficiently and effectively treat wounds is crucial.
Wound Management can pose serious risks, in fact, especially if the patient is unfamiliar with proper care practices or simply lacks the mobility to take good care of the site on their own. A wound that isn’t tended to properly can lead to infection, increased recovery time, and even additional trips to a physician’s office or hospital.
At Nursing Plus of Broward, we specialize in home Wound Management for seniors and those who qualify to help them achieve the best possible wound treatment outcomes. Our team of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and clinicians come to your home to provide hospital-level care, so you and your family are spared the necessity of leaving home for simple or complex clinical care needs when it is difficult to do so.
Our specialized approach to treating patients’ wounds reduces complications, promotes healing, decreases the chance for infection, and keeps seniors healing safely in the comfort of their homes. At Nursing Plus of Broward, we provide the following in-home wound care services:
This includes closely monitoring any wounds for signs of infection and caring for them diligently as well as help with daily activities like bathing and dressing should this be needed and ordered by your loved one’s physician. Our team does it all in order to provide the best care possible.
In-home care can be vital to a patient’s recovery, especially if they are unable to easily care for themselves due to physical limitations imposed by the wound, one’s age and limited mobility or because of other medical conditions. You or your loved one will receive the wound care needed to prevent infection and promote healing with Nursing Plus of Broward’s Skilled Nursing services.
In addition, we’ll provide the training needed to help you or your loved one, your family, and any other caregivers understand how to properly manage wounds – from wound prevention techniques to techniques employed to prevent infections. We’ll help explain how to care for wounds, what to avoid, what can be harmful to the patient, what to keep an eye on, and any other information that will help you or your loved one treat their wounds as best as possible. This helps further strengthen the patient’s support network and improves their chances for a successful recovery.
If needed, our team of home caregivers can also aid in activities of daily living such as:
When getting started with Nursing Plus of Broward, we’ll conduct an in-depth assessment carefully considering the patient’s wound, other medical conditions, needs, and home environment. We’ll then create an individualized plan of care catered to the unique physical and emotional needs of the patient and their family.
Call Nursing Plus of Broward at 833-JFNURSE to get started with our elder wound care and wound management services today!
“The staff was very caring and sensitive to my needs.”Jaqueline C. – Hollywood
“Nursing Plus’s therapists were great. They got me up and going in no time. I feel better than have in years.”Rickey V. – Cooper City
“They were the best. They helped with all aspects of my care, from the nursing staff to the therapists…They were great!”Vivian A. – Hallandale
Find out if you meet the criteria for home healthcare. We’ll work with your insurance provider to obtain any and all services available under your plan.