Are you under a doctor’s care for a chronic wound such as a venous ulcer or nonhealing wound? If so, your treatment plan may include compression therapy. While many experts consider compression the gold standard for treating venous ulcers, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
If you are like most people with a chronic condition, such as Diabetes or Crohn's disease, you seek out the very best doctors, treatments, and supplies, and work hard to make sure you get the best care possible. However, there is one other necessity people with chronic conditions need and many of them have never thought about: The support of a caring community.
The human body is a wondrous machine, with systems that work in harmony to keep us well and productive. One of the body’s most extraordinary abilities is its capacity to heal from illness and injury.
Shattered bones knit together. Cells damaged from illness regenerate. Broken or diseased skin becomes whole and smooth again.
We admit it. We’re feeling relieved that the early January onslaught of weight loss and fitness commercials has subsided. It’s not that we’re anti-New Year’s aspirations. Not at all. It’s just that all this talk of resolutions can get a little tiresome.
When you hear someone is a “good patient,” what do you picture? Most people would probably describe a good patient as someone who dutifully follows their doctor’s orders. A better term might be “smart patient,” meaning somebody who actively partners with their care team to achieve their best health outcome.
Anybody who has ever taken a medication (which is probably just about everyone!) knows it’s easy to take the wrong dose, repeat a dose, or mistake one bottle for another.
We see you, Family Caregivers. We know your days are filled to the brim. You manage prescriptions, attend doctor’s appointments, help with meals and hygiene, advocate with the insurance company, and celebrate your loved one’s wins, both big and small. And that’s just an average Tuesday.
Remember when you were a kid and that skinned knee seemed to fix itself overnight, with the help of a couple of Mickey Mouse Band-Aids, of course? Unfortunately, adult wounds can take longer to heal. That can be because of the severity of the wound as well as underlying health issues.
It has been 25 years since I started Home Care Delivered. It’s been an amazing experience building a company that has helped so many people get the insurance-covered medical supplies they need delivered directly to their door. Back in 1996, when I made my first delivery (from the trunk of my very own car!) I had no idea how far we would come, growing from one employee (me!) into a leader in the medical supply industry with more than 200 dedicated employees serving more than 40,000 customers.
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are an unfortunate potential side effect of any condition that makes it difficult to move. Too much pressure on one part of the body for an extended time can result in a pressure ulcer.