Wound Care

As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile, requiring special care and attention to keep it healthy and vital. To help care for people with wounds, we offer wound management. Through aggressive, comprehensive care we strive to improve healing time, increase comfort and reduce the cost of treating wounds. Our wound management also addresses associated medical conditions along with patient and family educational needs.

Wound Management services include treatment for:

  • Post-surgical sites
  • Infections
  • Cellulitis
  • Pressure, diabetic and stasis ulcers
  • Burns
  • Gangrene
  • Vascular wounds
  • Wounds complicated by other medical conditions

  • Admission

    Patients admitted for wound management are given a comprehensive assessment by a member of our wound care team. Here we can help identify skin alterations as well as possible areas of concern.

    Early identification allows:

  • Continual observation
  • Frequent monitoring, evaluation, measurement and accurate descriptions to track progress
  • Relationship between patient and wound care team as they interact each day
  • Continuity of care and communication with primary physician, specialist and family on wound status
  • Treatment Team

    Wound care is a multi-disciplinary team effort involving:

    • Professional nursing & consulting physician
    • Nutritional management
    • Physical and occupational therapist and therapy assistants
    • Hygiene
    • Patient and family education
    • Antibiotic therapy
    • Surgical intervention
    Outside specialists may be sought for wounds that require the expertise of a vascular surgeon, plastic surgeon or infectious disease physician.

    Treatment Modalities

    Wound Management utilizes aggressive and proven treatment to facilitate tissue healing. As appropriate, these may include:

    • Debridement, including chemical agents
    • Electrical stimulation
    • Pulsed electromagnetic energy
    • Antimicrobial dressing for surgical wounds
    • On-site staple removal for surgical incisions
    If you have questions or would like to know more about the services offered at Good Neighbor Society, please contact Jessie Tibbott, Admissions Director.