Wound care in hospice calls for a specialized skill set. Sometimes patients’ wounds can heal completely; other times, they cannot, and the goal is to prevent the wound from infecting or getting worse.
Additionally, patients in hospice care near me may have little to no mobility. This can put them at risk for pressure wounds. It can also create challenges in care that would not exist with a patient who is fully functional and mobile.
Wound care is among our specialities at Journey Palliative and Hospice. Our team members have become experts in preventing and treating wounds in terminal patients and working around the challenges imposed by low mobility.
Types of Wound Care We Provide
Our hospice team can provide care for many different types of wounds, including but not limited to:
- Skin tears
- Pressure wounds
- Venous ulcers
- Deep tissue injuries
- Malignant wounds
How We Treat Wounds in Hospice
We treat wounds in hospice patients by:
- Cleaning and drying wounds and surrounding skin to prevent infection and facilitate healing.
- Applying moisturizing treatments and repositioning as needed to prevent pressure wounds or keep a patient with existing wounds comfortable.
- Setting up pillows and supports to alleviate pressure, improve alignment and decrease friction.
- As with everything else we do, our wound care is customized to the patient and their individual needs in that moment. While we build routines as part of wound care (like repositioning at set times), we can adapt as the patient’s needs change.
Learn More About How We Can Help
Wound care is an important part of how we keep your loved one comfortable and prevent unnecessary complications in care. To ask us your questions and learn more about our wound care services, please give us a call today at (818) 748-3427 to schedule your consultation.