Providing Wound Care in the Home

///Providing Wound Care in the Home

Competent Care Home Health in Costa Mesa Provides In-Home Wound Care Nursing Throughout Orange County CA

Caring for wounds at home is an important part of in-home nursing. The in-home nurses from Competent Care Home Health can provide the proper wound care for your loved one in the comfort of your home, watch for complications, consult with the rest of the caregiving team and help the patient heal faster. Our skilled practitioners are experienced and well trained in the latest standards of practice and advances in wound care management. Our nurses have extensive knowledge of the different devices and products used for proper wound care.

Multiple Benefits of In-Home Wound Care

Having an in-home nurse assist with wound care has multiple advantages for the patient and his or her family, including:

  • Reduced time spent changing dressings
  • Improved patient comfort
  • Accelerated healing processes and recovery time
  • Fewer complications
  • An in-person resources for questions
  • Better patient outcomes

In-home nurses provide a continuity of care that is effective in helping patients. Our licensed nurses have experience working with a wide variety of wounds and can help patients cope with the challenges of wound recovery while preventing debilitating complications that can arise with improper wound care.

Our nurses also can help patients by recommending the right support surfaces or devices that help enhance healing and prevent further wounds or complications. Our employees help to teach self-monitoring regarding the signs and symptoms of common complications and best practices for in-home wound management and prevention.

In addition, nurses can assist the patient and caregivers regarding the foods and diets that help to promote faster wound healing and advise on activities that may or may not be appropriate at various stages of wound recovery.

A Valued Partner

Perhaps most importantly, Competent Care Home Health nurses act as a liaison between the patients, caregivers and the medical team overseeing the recovery. The in-home nurse will consult with physicians, share observations and describe progress or concerns.

In-home nursing helps ensure a smooth transition from an inpatient stay and home recovery, providing for continuity and adherence to discharge instructions. Our nurses know how to treat a full range of wounds including feeding tube openings, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, fistulas, arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, and tubes and drains.

At Competent Care Home Health, our nurses provide a full array of services related to wound care, including:

  • Preventing the discomfort and pain from bedsores and other ailments common with wound recovery
  • Healing assistance for painful abscesses and ulcers
  • Cleaning and caring for feeding tube sites
  • Managing pain
  • Boosting ease and comfort of patients
  • Listening and answering concerns of patients and care providers

In addition to wound care, Competent Care Home Health offers a full array of home health nursing care services to Costa Mesa and Orange County residents. Our services include post-operative surgical care, physical therapy, patient assessment, patient evaluation, long- and short-term skilled care, in-hospital private nursing, palliative care and caregiver respite care.

All our nurses undergo extensive background checks, including criminal checks, prior to hiring. Our registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses can help care for patients with spinal cord injuries, developmental disabilities, ventilator dependency and traumatic brain injury. Competent Care Home Health is the place to turn when you want the best in-home care for yourself or your loved one.