Proper wound care is vital in elder care. Skin integrity can break down very quickly in elderly people with reduced circulation. A skin wound that doesn’t heal, heals slowly or heals but tends to recur is known as a chronic wound. Some of the many causes of chronic (ongoing) skin wounds can include trauma, burns, skin cancers, infection or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Wounds that take a long time to heal need special care.
As a provider of clinical excellence, we at Delta Aged Care treat wounds as an essential service and dedicate staff to the management of wounds.