On a weekly basis, together with a member of our nursing staff, a plastic surgeon visits the center to reviews patients’ wounds and change treatments. A podiatrist looks at vascular wounds and foot circulation to determine if any new treatments may be necessary.
On an ongoing basis, if a patient is unable to move, he or she is carefully turned in bed every two hours. Patients are closely monitored for behavior changes, depression, and for those who become forgetful, dementia. We then attempt to engage them in activities designed to address their psycho-social needs, and intervene with a variety of coping mechanisms to get the patient back on track.