In some instances, when wound care in a nursing home does not follow accepted standards, it can lead to further health complications. For example, foot ulcers (a common wound in seniors who battle with diabetes) can lead to the amputation of a toe, foot or part of the leg
Therefore, the nursing home must have a wound care plan in place that treats the patient in a holistic manner. This means that the patient’s mental awareness, support network and nutritional needs must also be evaluated.
If you would like to know more about wound care in a nursing home, come and see us at Haym Salomon Home. Our doors are always open and we would be happy to discuss with you the care we provide for adults.