Delayed Wound Care During COVID-19 Causes Serious Complications
Healogics is actively following the impact of COVID-19 on the communities we serve. Our Wound Care Centers have remained open to provide essential care to people living with chronic wounds. We have also created a Telehealth program to provide virtual visits for those patients without access to care.
Unfortunately, research is showing an increase in amputations compared to similar times prior to the pandemic. This increase is attributed to complications including infections due to delayed treatment of non-healing wounds.
Your best protection against all respiratory viruses is to:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Make sure to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Practice frequent hand washing.
Common signs of infection include fever and respiratory symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please contact your Wound Care Center® before coming in for your appointment so we may best accommodate you.
Frequent visits to your Wound Care Center are key to healing so we will help you reschedule. Telehealth visits are also available if you cannot come in for your appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the button below.
Healogics® At Home for Patients
Healogics At Home is a wound care supply company that is able to directly provide wound care dressings on behalf of your Wound Care Center®. These supplies are just like those used during your treatment visits, providing continuum of care while you are at home. We will work with your doctor to provide you with the appropriate products to adhere to your doctor’s specific plan of care.
Telehealth Provides Virtual Care
Healogics Telehealth Program provides virtual access to wound care providers to accommodate patients that are unable to make in-person visits due to unforeseen schedule disruptions. The program helps patients continue treatment and limits the potential need for emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic.