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Wound Care

Wound Care

Wounds can have many different causes and multiple influences. Therefore, when choosing the right plan of care, it is important that all factors that contribute to wound healing are taken care of. In other words, do not just address the wound itself, but underlying infection, nutrition, and specific patient lifestyle factors which should be considered to optimize wound healing. The most common complication for a wound is the risk of infection. It is important to properly care for a wound, so it heals completely with as few complications as possible. Wounds that are not cleaned properly are at an increased risk of infection, but all wounds may be at risk. Wounds, or ulcer requires professional attention. Paramount Home Health Services provides wound care to treat both acute and chronic wounds. Our wound care specialists can visit you or your loved one at home to conduct a full evaluation of your wound. We will implement a plan of care with the latest treatments and education to heal your wound as efficiently as possible.

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Our wound care teams consist of a Registered Nurse (RN) as Case Manager, and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) if the Case Manager sees fit. In the case that you or your loved one’s wound is a non-healing wound, we will also provide a Wound Ostomy Certified Nurse (WOCN) as part of the wound care team.

To avoid ignoring wounds and to help prevent the development of serious foot conditions, Paramount Home Health Services approach with wound care is collaborative, meaning we involve the patient, loved ones, and physician in the development and implementation of the plan of care.  For information on wound care and wound prevention, we recommend you speak with one of our Nurses for professional care and advice.