In-Home Wound Care in Las Vegas
Wound care services can reduce risk of infection, improve healing, and prevent complications.
Wound care services can reduce risk of infection, improve healing, and prevent complications. If you or a loved one have been recently hospitalized with a serious injury, effective wound care is paramount to your recovery. Our in-home wound care treatment that can speed up the healing process and bring immediate comfort to patients in Las Vegas.
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Common Ailments that Require Wound Care
Some patients suffer from severe one-time injuries that require a lot of healing, or they suffered bed sores from an extended hospital stay. However, there are others that have an illness or condition that contributes to chronic wounds.
Unfortunately, when individuals have medical problems such as diabetes, circulation issues or autoimmune diseases, there might be difficulties for their sores to heal, resulting in infections or dead tissues. Millions of Americans experience chronic wounds due to various health conditions such as:
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers
- Surgical lesions
- Radiation sores
- Diabetic foot sores
- Circulatory problems
- Autoimmune disorders
Regardless of your situation, we can provide skilled nursing care.
What to Expect With Home Wound Care in Las Vegas?
After making the assessment, a wound care nurse will clean and apply wound care products or solutions to the sores, including skin protectant solutions, compressions, gels and collagen. All of this is to ensure a sanitary and conscious way to improve healting and overall patient health with the goal of:
- Keeping the patient comfortable
- Performing dressing changes that are clean, safe, and low-risk
- Preventing complications
Who Provides In-Home Wound Care Services?
An in-home wound care program allows an individual to easily transfer from being an in-patient to living in the comfort of their home. When you work with Sonoma Home Health, our highly skilled nurse clinicians will continue the wound care solutions you or your loved one was receiving in the hospital. This includes:
- Dressing the affected area
- Addressing any infections
- Preventing recurrence of infections
- Evaluating how your overall health is contributing to the healing process
Your wound care specialist will take a swift course of action such as examining, measuring and checking your circulation to see if the affected part is receiving blood flow. Over time, we monitor the progression of the wound and continue to communicate with the patient’s physician. With proper attention, the wound has a good chance of healing.
Confused by Your Options? Let Us Help
Medicare plans are accepted.
If you have Medicare wound care coverage, we’ll help you through the process.
Home health care must be ordered by a Nevada Board Certified MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Referrals can be made via a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or anywhere else an MD or DO practices.
In order for a patient to sign on, Sonoma Home Health requires 3 things:
- The MD/DO order for home health
- Patient information (such as name, address, and phone number)
- Medical history and physical
Each patient receives intermittent skilled care; the frequency is determined based on a care plan that’s determined after an evaluation has been completed. During each visit, the patient will be visited by clinicians (skilled nurses) for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances will cover home health. Our expert financial staff can help with the process of determining your specific benefits.
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, and food preparation. Home health can provide home health aides on a limited basis depending on diagnosis and need, but it isn’t long-term and must be in conjunction with a need for skilled nursing based on a doctor’s referral.
Medication. Prescriptions are not covered by home health.