Getting the best care and attention for a wound is crucial to ensure it heals quickly. For seniors, taking care of wounds is especially important.
As we grow older, our skin takes longer to heal, so when a wound occurs, it can take far longer to recover, which increases the chances of an infection developing. Further complications can arise when a patient has other conditions, such as diabetes and reduced mobility, which can slow the healing process further.
Getting the best professional help is essential to prevent the wound from worsening.
Wound Care Techniques
Here at Throgs Neck Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, we provide specialist wound care in Westchester.
Our team of wound care specialists utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to ensure you get the best possible care and the most effective results from your treatment. Our treatment techniques include the following:
The wound vacuum-assisted closure technique is often referred to as wound VACs. Wound VACs can be an extremely valuable treatment to facilitate the healing of both recent wounds and those that are taking longer to heal. The treatment works by decreasing the air pressure on the wound to help with healing. Wound VACs help to bring the edges of a wound together, which encourages the wound to close.
Wound VACs can also be useful for reducing wound inflammation and may help reduce the risk of infection by keeping the wound clear of bacteria.
Specialized Air Mattresses
The use of specialized air mattresses helps to alleviate the discomfort of bedsores and, when combined with the right treatment plan, can assist in the healing of the sores. The combination of using specialized air mattresses and a treatment plan helps the patient to recover more quickly and prevents further sores from developing.
Infection Control Techniques
Minimizing the risk of infection is crucial when caring for a wound and helps to reduce the risk of complications. Our team provides wound care in Westchester that uses infection control techniques best suited to your particular wound to help it heal while keeping pathogens at bay.
If the wound is already infected, our wound care specialists will work to establish the best treatment plan. The use of IV antibiotics can be used to help your body fight the infection and help you regain your health.
Wound Care in Westchester
If you or a loved one needs rehabilitation or nursing care, our team at Throgs Neck Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is here and ready to help. We can provide a wide range of specialist care for seniors, including wound care in Westchester to speed up recovery.
We would love to show you our facilities, so why not schedule a tour to come along and meet us? You will then be able to discover more about what we offer and how we can help you.
If you would like to discuss the needs of yourself or a senior loved one, contact us today at 718-430-0003, and we will be happy to chat more about your requirements.