Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care

Visiting nurse for wound, ostomy and continence needs

Home Health Ostomy and Wound Care

Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home’s nurses and advanced practitioners provide expert medical services for hard-to-heal wounds as well as ostomy care. We work with you, your doctors and your loved ones to design a care plan that meets your specific needs, all within the safety and comfort of your own home.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services:

  • Colostomy care, including:
    • Nursing care plan for colostomy
    • Colostomy bag care
  • Comprehensive home health wound care, including:
    • Burn wound care
    • Moist wound healing
    • Infected wound treatment
    • Wound dressing
    • Wound vac care
  • Home health ostomy care
  • Ileostomy care
  • Stoma care, including:
    • Stoma bag care
    • Stoma site care
  • Urostomy pouch care

How Home Skilled Nursing Health Works

Home care nurses are experienced in treating a multitude of health conditions. They’ll teach you or your loved one about your condition, how to manage it and how to maintain optimal health. If you have an ostomy, your nurse can help you learn how to manage it. We offer specialists to assist with complicated situations.

Advanced Certification in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care

The Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home team includes nurses who hold Wound Care Certifications (WCC) and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certifications (CWOCN). Earning these certifications is a voluntary process, and it shows the nurse’s dedication to advanced training and rich experience in these areas.

By seeking out a nurse with WCC or CWOCN, you can be assured that you or your loved one will receive the best care possible using the latest, evidence-based techniques.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Visits

What to Expect During Your First Visit

When your home health nurse arrives for your visit, they’ll start by taking your medical and medication history. This includes asking you about recent events that prompted you to seek in-home nursing care. Your nurse will assess your wound, ostomy or continence issue. They’ll also assess your overall home situation, including family and caregiver support and your mobility within your home.

Using all of this information, your home health nurse will develop a customized care plan for you. They’ll explain the plan to you and your family to ensure that it meets your needs and goals, and that you agree with the planned care.

Subsequent In-Home Care Services

Depending on your needs, your nurse will continue to visit your home. They’ll continue to visit until the goals in your care plan are reached or you’ve reached your maximum potential.

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Call us to learn more about our services or access in-home care.