Slow Healing Wounds and Wound Healing

Choosing the right Rehabilitation Program and Therapy Team can play an important role in recovery!

What do we know about slow healing wounds?

Slow healing wounds may occur as an unfortunate consequence of critical illness and long-term disability in a variety of health care settings. Approximately 12% of all hospitalized patients and 30% of all nursing home residents suffer from wounds due to pressure (bed sores), diabetes, poor circulation, or swollen legs. Wounds are a leading cause of extended hospitalization, delayed rehabilitation, and hospital readmission for pain, infection and amputation. In some situations, it is not unusual for a slow healing wound to persist for many months and sometimes even years.

What treatments can work?

Nearly 80% of most slow healing wounds can be healed more quickly. Within the past few years, medical research has proven that our program helps most wounds heal 40% faster than standard wound care. In fact, Medicare has recently approved payment for the electrical stimulation and electromagnetic therapies used in ACP’s Wound Healing Program.

Who should consider trying our Wound Healing Program?

You or a loved one should consider trying our program if you or they have a wound that has lasted more than a few weeks or are concerned about any of the risk factors that may cause a wound to develop such as:

  • Extended confinement to a bed, chair, or wheelchair
  • Inability to move due to a stroke, hip fracture or spinal cord injury
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Diabetes with loss of sensation in the feet
  • Chronic swelling of the lower legs
  • Poor nutrition

How can electrical stimulation and electromagnetic energy be used to help increase circulation and decrease pain?

Comfortable electrical pulses and painless electromagnetic energy can help reduce pain and increase circulation to the slow healing wound!

How can you get help?

ACP’s Wound Healing Program is offered by thousands of recognized skilled nursing facilities and other rehabilitation providers around the country. You should speak to your doctor or your loved one’s about these treatment options and call 1-800-350-1100 to locate a facility near you offering ACP’s programs. A quick professional health evaluation is all that is needed to get started with our program.

What can you expect with ACP’s Wound Healing Program?

Your personal health care team will work with you or your loved one to identify a wound prevention or treatment plan to address your or your loved one’s specific condition and needs.

The plans take into consideration the type and severity of the wound, as well as any risk factors that might contribute to slow wound healing or the development of a wound. Diet, fluid intake, medication, mobility and the ability to manage the wound is also likely to be assessed.

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