Wound Care: Prevention and Management of Chronic Wounds

Wound Care 

What does Home Health Companion provide for wound care, and why is it important? 

A wound is created from an internal or external break in the body’s tissue. Almost everyone has had a laceration, avulsion, abrasion, or puncture, whether minor or severe, but how it is cared for determines how well this wound will heal.  

Each wound requires a different level of care; some can be treated at home, and others may need the attention of doctors or trained personnel. Treatments range from many approaches such as debriding, removing stitches, taking pain medication to handle the pain, plus bandage changes, and more.  

Treatment is necessary to prevent infections due to improper care and neglect of the appropriate steps to ensure the area is cleaned and bandaged, depending on the type of wound. Injuries affect both the younger and older demographic, but members of the aging population are at a more significant disadvantage. Severe wounds may be caused by heart transplants or hip replacements that are more popular amongst older individuals but do not exclude the younger demographic in cases like these or other instances. Full-time or part-time care is needed. However, finding a suitable facility to provide the help necessary can be very tedious.  

Advantages of Wound Care: 

  • It reduces the risk of infections (Necrotizing fasciitis & Cellulitis) 
  • It helps to make healing faster  
  • It allows better medication and pain management 
  • It tracks the healing progress 
  • It helps in regaining full mobility 
  • Limits possibility of the wound having to be reopened 


Any facility can provide care, but Home Health Companions offers the best care with trained personnel to ensure each client receives the care their injury requires. The severity of a wound determines the level of attention a wound will need, especially if it needs to remain open, with HHC for wound care includes: 

  • Bandage changes to keep the area clean while it heals 
  • Debriding/ cleaning the wound  
  • Monitoring the healing process 
  • Medication management  
  • Helping with household chores to ensure the wound doesn’t require strenuous activity. 
  • Checking for infections or signs of infection  


When you want the best care to heal or even help you or a family member throughout the healing process, choose Home Health Companions. We are trained, and above all, we want to see you get better for yourself and the people that care about you.