Wound Care



Shepherd Home Health recognizes that many of our patients need specialized care. That’s why we have a group of nurses who are certified specifically to treat complex wounds. Our wound care nurses use proven treatment protocols to help patients achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. As part of our multi-disciplinary clinical team, our wound care nurses closely monitor wounds while providing patient education and treatment regimens to ensure wounds heal. Our individualized approach to treating patients’ wounds reduces complications, promotes healing, decreases the chance for infection, and keeps patients healing safely at home.

In-Home Wound Care Services

  • Assessment, evaluation, and identification of patients who are at risk or need treatment for:
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Surgical wounds
    • Blood circulation challenges (e.g., diabetic, venous and arterial)
    • Burns
    • Trauma
  • Expert consultation by certified wound, ostomy and continence care professionals
  • Specialized wound care treatment plans
  • Wound care management, including dressing changes
  • Pain management
  • Future wound prevention
  • Healing time optimization


You may need wound care if you have:

  • Non-healing wounds
  • Wounds that haven’t improved over two weeks
  • Wounds that have worsened, and you need a new treatment plan
  • Complex wound care needs
  • Special catheters
  • Complicated treatment orders
  • New Stage III and IV pressure ulcers
  • Needs for preventative skin measures (e.g., appropriate support surface, moisture management)
  • Conditions that make wound care a challenge, including diabetes and heart disease