Understanding the Perks of a Wound Dressing at Home Service
Wound dressing at home service can be pretty useful for your elder if he is prone to injuries. While you do not need such a distinguished service for simple wound dressing, for instance, a minor cut. You must consult the experts at Emoha in other cases. For example, if there is pus, foul smell, or swelling on the wound. Maybe there is a lot of bleeding. Or the elder has gotten a fever or chills along with an injury. Such scenarios need immediate attention from an expert in wound dressing at home. But you don’t need to go about searching “wound dressing at home near me” on your search engine. We at Emoha are here to help by dressing a wound at home for your elder. All you need to do is give a call at our toll-free number 1800-123-445555. We will not only help you with the dressing of wound at home, but our caregivers appointed for the dressing will also educate you on the same. That’s not all. Wound dressing at home services from Emoha come with a lot more benefits. Keep reading to know.
Benefits of Wound Dressing at Home Service for Elder Care
The wound dressing is necessary to reduce pain, immobilize the injured part of the body, and protect the wound. Dressing a wound at home will help you make sure the surrounding tissue is safe while promoting moist healing. But for all this, mostly we require to visit the hospitals and get the dressing. However, our elders cannot comfortably travel to and from the hospital whenever they have an injury, right? That’s why wound dressing at home service is such a boon for elder care. Read on to know how dressing a wound at home brings you much more benefits than you can think of.
Education About the Wound
When dressing a wound at home, the caregiver or nurse not only does her job of dressing the wound but also educates the patient and the family about it. Many times elders don't even know what exactly the injury is. It can be a minor cut, an abrasion, a burn, an infected wound, a dry necrotic wound, and even a bite. There are many more types of wounds. Knowing what the elder’s wound is, helps you treat it better. The caregiver also informs you about the signs and symptoms of any infections. She talks about the nutrition that’s necessary for faster recovery. Blood circulation in specific areas can be highly useful in promoting wound healing. The caregiver who comes for the wound dressing at home service makes sure to educate the patient and family. She informs about the exercises that can make that blood circulation possible. Additionally, the caregiver or nurse also explains how to make sure the wound is safe at home.
Faster and Convenient Healing
If you live with an elder, you might agree that they are much more comfortable with dressing of wound at home. With their pain, it is problematic for them to visit the hospital. By saving visits to the clinics like this, they save time and money with some effort. All this overall helps to keep their anxiety and stress levels in control. The increase in stress can otherwise slow down the process of healing. The healing of the wound is also faster because the older patient feels much more comfortable at home. They don't feel so at the hospitals having a dull and diseased vibe. At home, the elder is much more likely to eat nutritious meals, their medication, and perform the exercises that the caregiver tells them. And because the whole family is also educated about the wound, they all contribute and help the elder heal faster.
One of the big problems in the hospital environment is infections. Since they have so many patients with different kinds of problems and infections, an elder patient may likely catch that infection. Thus, leading to complications. Elders are at a greater risk because their advancing age makes their immunity weaker. Therefore, making them more vulnerable. With a wound dressing at home service, the elder stays away from such infections, which helps his wound heal without any complications. One of the complaints can be osteomyelitis. This condition refers to the point when an infection spreads to the surrounding tissues of the wound. And may even affect the underlying bones. There are several other complications like these, which can lead the elder to become hospitalized. To avoid any of that, wound dressing at home from experts is beneficial.
Customized Wound Dressing at Home
As we mentioned earlier, there are different types of wounds like cuts, bites, infected wounds, abrasions, burns, and chronic wounds. When you try to do wound dressing for your elder at home, you may do it the general way you know. But it's necessary to have complete knowledge of the wound, before dressing it. You must know if it's a post-surgical wound or an injury. And what type of wound it is. Does it need hydrogel dressing, alginate dressing, collagen dressing, or foam dressing? Maybe the wound needs regular observation. So, it will require a transparent dressing. But all you may know without all that knowledge is cloth/gauze dressing. Yes, that is the right choice to protect open wounds and help in the healing of minor cuts and grazes, but it does not work in all cases. So, you must get customized wound dressing at home service for your elder. The caregiver who has the training in wound dressings will know all the details. Plus, how many times she should change it for faster healing. Additionally, if the elder is in pain, she can also recommend the right pain-relieving medication. And also, exercises that the particular elder can do.
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Wound Dressing At Home FAQs
We recommend you should not perform dressing a wound at home yourself for your elder. The reason is that you may not be very knowledgeable about the type of wound or the kind of wound dressing that particular one needs. Even if it is a pretty minor cut, you may not know how that may affect the elder considering all the other health conditions he has. Thus, we recommend you give us at Emoha a call for us to reach your elder at their home and help with the wound dressing. What if you must do the dressing anyway? Well, the general dressing involves washing your hands, and applying some pressure on the wound if it is bleeding. Note, when dressing a burn wound at home or anything that doesn’t bleed, the pressure is not required. Following this, you have to rinse the wound with water. Apply an antibiotic cream/ointment. And finally, place a clean and sterile non-sticky bandage over the wound.
Again, we don't recommend you do this all by yourself if you do not have the training in wound dressing like the caregivers at Emoha. But if you have to, here’s how you can proceed. First, make sure you have all the stuff you may need. The gloves, the wound dressing, the wound tape, saline solution, ointment, and scissors. Next, wash your hands thoroughly and put on the gloves. Then use the saline solution on the tape of the old dressing to remove it painlessly. Next, examine the wound and check for any infections. Once you know all is well, clean the wound with the help of a gauze wet with saline water. When the wound is dry, apply an antibiotic cream and place the new dressing, which you can cover with a wound tape.
The purpose of wound dressing is to ensure your wound gets the right environment to heal. Experts say that a moist environment helps in the growth of healthy cells. And wound dressing helps with moisture retention. Secondly, dressing a wound at home also makes sure you keep it safe from infections and bacteria to avoid further damage. In the case of venous stasis or hemorrhage, wound dressing helps to apply compression. Additionally, we use wound dressings to immobilize an injured part of your body and help reduce your pain.
Doctors recommend we should change a wound dressing almost daily. You can check the level of saturation in the dressing due to the wound fluid. If the saturation is about 75%, then it is time to change the wound dressing.
Yes, we do. If your elder lives anywhere near Gurgaon, Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, and Greater Noida, we would love to visit him and help him with our wound dressing at home service. But, for other places in India, we currently only provide virtual support.
The cost may depend according to the wound. But it is pretty affordable. You can call us at our toll-free number 1800-123-445555 to know more.