Specialty Services

WOUND CARE

Our nurses will come to your home to perform your wound care and to teach you or a caregiver to perform the care, safely and effectively. Not all wound care is covered by your insurance but here are some examples of the types of wounds that usually require the skills of a nurse:

  • Open wounds that are draining
  • Wound s with a drain or T-tube
  • Wound that require irrigation or instillation of a sterile cleansing or medicate solution
  • Recently debrided ulcers
  • Pressure sores or decubitus ulcers
  • Wounds requiring negative pressure therapy (Wound vacs)

HOME INFUSION THERAPYPatient with drip.

Infusion therapy is targeted administration of certain types of drugs. These “infused” drugs are added directly into the bloodstream through an IV, under the skin (subcutaneous), or near the spinal cord (epidural). Infusion therapy includes:

  • Antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immune globulin
  • Pain management drugs
  • Nutrition therapies

Infusion therapy may be recommended if you have infections, multiple sclerosis, cancer and cancer-related pain, gastrointestinal problems that result in nutrition-related problems, congestive heart failure, or immune disorders. Administering these therapies toyou in the comfort and privacy of your own home is a safe and effective alternative to inpatient care.

CATHETER AND OSTOMY CARE

  • Changing indwelling catheters
  • Management of catheters
  • Irrigating catheters
  • Care of new ostomies, ileostomies, stomas