Diabetic wounds can be an ongoing challenge in individuals with diabetes. Such wounds can be difficult to treat and slow to heal. When not properly addressed they can continue to worsen and spiral out of control.
At Haym Salomon Home for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Brooklyn, NY, we understand the importance of preventing diabetic wounds. Our trained, professional staff diligently keeps track of any changes and work to prevent problems before they start.
In instances where diabetic wounds are already present, they’re quickly and efficiently addressed. Our wound-care regimen includes keeping the wound primed for healing by maintaining cleanliness and keeping the healing wound moist. This allows for more complete healing over less time.
Our approach to diabetic wound care
At Haym Salomon Home we start addressing diabetic wounds before they’ve begun. To do that, we make sure our clients have their diabetes fully under control. We work with them to empower them to make healthy decisions and to keep their diabetes controlled.
We know that the vascular system is especially vulnerable when one has diabetes. Feet can be more prone to damage and wounds. These diabetic wounds can quickly lead to real problems if they aren’t intercepted.
Our staff undergoes extensive training that includes understanding what symptoms may indicate an impending problem. Our regular protocol of exams and assessment includes going over the patient to determine if there have been any changes to their health. Circulation, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure are all closely monitored.
Avoiding diabetic wounds
Diabetes may be something your loved one has no control over. Diabetic wounds, however, don’t need to be something that people have to live with. Appropriate maintenance and care when needed can go a long way toward preventing diabetic wounds.
Prevention is often the best cure and avoiding diabetes-related wounds in the first place is the best way to treat them. While in our care, we employ the following approaches to help prevent diabetic wounds:
- Inspecting and washing feet daily
- Careful foot maintenance and toenail shaping
- Using appropriate, well-fitting footwear
- Maintaining an appropriate diet
- Comprehensive exams
- Regular and thorough assessments
A full body-and-mind approach to ongoing diabetic care
Treating diabetic wounds is about more than just treating the surface problems. Haym Salomon Home has an entire team of dedicated staff who make the health and well-being of your loved one a true priority. Doctors, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, and social workers are all involved in keeping our patients healthy and happy.
Each patient at Haym Salomon Home has a customized treatment and maintenance plan designed specifically for their unique needs. This plan takes their past medical history as well as their future health goals into account. Their care team will work tirelessly to both manage and reduce the effects diabetes has on their life.
For more information on our facility and how we can meet your needs, please contact us today. We can meet with you and determine what kind of treatment plan is most appropriate for your loved one.
With more than 60 years in the field, Haym Salomon Home has the kind of experience with diabetes and diabetic wounds your loved one deserves.