Michigan Community Vna in Okemos, MI with Reviews - YP.com
06/03/2016
By: maurerdocsue
Care Connections
I was so happy to finally receive both compassionate and professional care for my parents from a company that is run by a nurse. The previous home care company I had used was not managed by anybody with a medical background, and my parents were not taken care of well at all. Care Connections staff was availalble to speak to 24 hours a day, and they always answered the phone without me having to leave a message and get a response several hours later. Most important, the nurses at Care Connnectons were able to adjust my parents' care as needed, and I could always depend on the home health aide to show up. The aides always had a great understanding of my parents medical and emotional needs, and I was so relieved to have them take care of my parents as I am out of state It's always so important to trust someone when you can't be there, and the professional services of Care Connections more than met my parents needs, they offered a good price for taking care of 2 people together
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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