Surgical wound care at home

Wound care has become one of the fastest growing needs for in-home patients. Ghaya Care's wound care nurses are trained and experienced in wound management, the healing process, and the use of effective wound products.

We often see bed sores occur in bed-ridden patients due to pressure on soft tissue resulting in obstructed blood flow. Blood vessels first tighten to prevent blood loss and then gather again to build a clot. Once the clot is done, blood vessels expand to allow increased blood flow to the wound. This is why a healing wound at first feels warm and looks red. Skin cells multiply and grow across healing the wound.

Whether it's pressure ulcers or any other type of wound, our home care team follow internationally accredited standards of practice. This includes a clinical training program that is designed to:

  • Recognize the type of wound
  • Treat wet and dry wounds with dexterity
  • Allow the body to heal with reduced discomfort
  • Decrease the time of dressing changes
  • Prevent complications in other parts of the body
  • Support wounds to heal faster
  • Prevent infections

Smooth transition from hospital to home

We have capability to receive patients being treated with foam dressing, alginate dressings, hydrocolloid dressing or any other type of dressing. However it's crucial that the transition to the home happens without a gap in care. A smooth transition requires personalized attention between our wound nurses, the hospital facility and the treating physician to ensure the patient’s needs for care and medication are identified. This often includes:

  • IV therapy at home for infections
  • Assistance with managing medication
  • Exercise programs to improve strength and perform activities of daily living
  • Decrease the time of dressing changes
  • Personal care assistance by the caregiver
  • Coordination with providers of medical equipment

Clinical knowledge and competency

At Ghaya Care, we make sure to keep our licensed nurses up to date with current treatment trends and allow them to continually improve their clinical knowledge and competency. The skills of our in-home nurses and caregivers directly benefits patients who are facing the hardship while their skin heals. These are the following ways to assist with both major and minor wound recovery:

  • Follow DHA-regulated wound treatment protocols.
  • Recommend support surfaces to promote wound healing.
  • Educate patient and family on signs and symptoms of complications, how to manage in the home and prevent future wounds.
  • Counsel on the types of foods, supplements and diets that can promote wound healing.
  • Communicate with the patient’s treating physician about the progress.