Wound Care

Home Health Care Located in Boca Raton, FL, serving Palm Beach County

Wound Care

If you are recovering from surgery, trauma, burns, or other injuries, you need expert treatment. The compassionate team at Hands of Hope in Boca Raton, Florida, offers wound care to speed up your healing and avoid complications. To experience a smoother road to recovery by receiving treatment in the comfort of your home, call the Hands of Hope office or contact the team online today.

What is wound care?

Wound care broadly addresses every stage of wound management, from diagnosing the type to implementing personalized treatment. Home health wound care may be called for if you have a nonhealing wound: one that doesn’t improve within 30 days.

Your wound care plan will investigate underlying causes of inadequate healing, keep the area properly dressed to avoid infection, and give you tools to avoid a worsening condition or other issues.

Receiving these services at home helps ensure your care is consistent and also reduces your risk of injury or discomfort while your wound is healing.

Who needs wound care?

Chronic wounds impact 6.5 million Americans, and certain conditions and disorders can make it more likely for a wound to heal slowly or resist treatment. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • Mobility limitations
  • Recent surgery
  • Circulation disorders
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Dialysis

Poor nutrition, smoking, or substance abuse can also complicate the healing process. Seek prompt attention if you notice:

  • Severe or increasing pain
  • The wound is changing in color
  • Numbness on or surrounding the wound
  • A foul odor or noticeable swelling
  • Unexplained fever
  • Redness around or discharge from the wound

If you have a nonhealing wound, your physician may recommend wound care from a skilled team like Hands of Hope. For emergency services, dial 911 or seek transportation to the nearest emergency room.

What is home health wound care like?

Your care provider will assess your wound condition at each home visit and share the results with your physician. They’ll develop a personalized treatment plan and adapt it as necessary.

In accordance with your care plan, they’ll clean, treat, and dress your wound, as well as give you tools and information to promote healing and avoid future wounds and complications.

You may also benefit from lifestyle changes like dietary adjustments, engaging in safe physical activity, and quitting smoking or any harmful substances.

If you or a loved one are in need of at-home wound care, talk to your primary care doctor about a referral. To learn more from an experienced, compassionate team, contact the Hands of Hope office or reach out online today.