Utopia Home Care Inc in Tampa, FL with Reviews - YP.com
By: noles2000
Home Helpers
My 88 year old mother lives with my wife and I in our home. We can't afford to send her to an Assisted Living Facility, so she has her own room at our house. I wanted to get away for a weekend with my kids, but I never was trusting enough to let just anyone stay with her while we were gone. My Doctor said he knew the owner of Home Helpers, so I gave them a try. How did I never know about these guys before!!! They sent a caregiver over on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday during the daytime to stay with my mom and take care of her. They sent me daily emails about how things were going, and when I returned on Sunday, the whole house was clean, laundry was done, and my mom didn't want the caregiver to leave. I can say that I was so happy with the service. I definatly plan on taking more trips with my kids and wife and will have no problem having Home Helpers come to fill in. I'd recommed them to anyone. Great job!
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By: Dean M.
Better Living Senior Services
Thank you so much for your Support and help. I would not have made it without Brandy. After a rocky start she established a great relationship with my dad and really cared for him. I truly appreciate her professionalism and compassion. She kept an eye on my dad which was a great comfort for me.
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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