Wound Care

What is wound care?

Sometimes when a person has surgery they are discharged from the hospital with a wound that still needs to heal. People who live with chronic conditions, like diabetes, are at risk for wounds including foot ulcers. Wound care at home is very important to prevent infections and heal wounds properly.

How we can help

Saint Elizabeth's clinical team, including nurses with specialized knowledge and training in wound care, aim to provide exceptional care using the best treatments and products. Our team will work closely with each patient in a variety of ways according to their individual needs, including:

  • Wound care: assessing and measuring the wound and skin around it, choosing the right dressing or treatment, changing wound dressings.
  • Self-care: Education for patients and caregivers for how to change wound dressings, recognize signs of infection, and help wounds heal through activities such as eating a balanced diet and getting proper exercise.
  • Talking with your doctor and other healthcare providers about the wound progress.
  • Consulting for more complex wounds or situations: Wound care specialist nurses have specialized training and Enterostomal Therapy nurses are nationally certified in wound, ostomy and continence management. Continence management expertise includes bladder and bowel control, and related skin care issues.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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