|Home Health Care Program|
Our mission is CARING:
C= Committed to compassionate, high quality care through all phases of illness
A= Advocating for patients to assume access to care & services regardless of resources or ability to pay
R= Respect for patients & all those involved in their care
I= Inspiring confidence through education, as we empower our patients & their families to manage their health care
N= New & innovative approaches to meeting patients individual needs utilizing the latest available technology
G= Giving patients every opportunity to convalesce in the comfort & safety of their homes
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Wound and Ostomy Home Care Program
Good Samaritan Home Care has created a specialized multidisciplinary team to care for patients with wound and ostomy care needs. It is a unique home care program of great benefit that offers wound care experts for the supervision and treatment of patients. Wound and ostomy patients account for approximately 20% of Good Samaritan’s home care patients.
A patient is referred to the Home Care Agency when they are in an acute care situation and have skilled nursing needs. Referrals can come from a physician, a hospital or through the community. After an initial assessment of the patient, a treatment plan is developed with the patient’s physician and the wound and ostomy care team. The team includes home care nurses, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians and pastoral care staff specially trained in the issues and treatments of wound and ostomy care in the home environment. The treatment plan is presented to the patient and caregiver. The caregiver is then given patient care instructions. Patient care is determined on an case-by-case basis and home care nurses may visit the patient from two times a day to weekly, depending on the care required.
The wound care specialist has at his or her disposal a wide variety of treatment and products to assist in the healing process. Low air loss mattresses and specialty wheelchairs that allow patients to shift positions throughout the day, can play an important role in recovery. Scientific advances and new technologies have also greatly enhanced outcomes with new treatment for optimal wound and ostomy care.
Some of the new developments in wound treatment have rendered dramatic results in speed of recovery. One of these new technologies, the Vacuum Assisted Closure Dressing (VAC), is specially designed to promote healing. The bandage is attached to a small bedside unit that creates a vacuum around the wound and seals the environment. Clinical studies have shown patients treated with VAC have healed in as little as 50 days when treatment of similar wounds with traditional dressings typically took as long as 250 days. Continuous training and education keeps the wound and ostomy care team up to date on new modalities of treatment and advances, such as the VAC, to provide the very best care to patients.
For further information, call Home Care at (631) 969-8200