End-of-Life Care – Start the Conversation Today

The final chapter of our lives can be filled with difficult and emotional decisions. A rapid decline in health or an emergency can prompt family members and health care professionals to have to make critical end-of-life care choices. Our personal intentions can get lost during these often-hurried situations. According to a survey conducted by The Conversation Project, 90 percent of Americans believe talking about end-of-life care with loved ones is important, yet 27 percent of

How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?

Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal

Wound Healing Among Seniors

  Seniors are prone to skin complications ranging from itching, scaling and mild dryness to grave skin conditions such as infection and ulcerations. As we age, our skin injures more easily and heals more slowly. A severe skin infection or non-healing wound in the elderly can be very serious, even fatal. Common skin conditions of the elderly • Senile Purpura — purplish spots that appear most often on the arms and legs due to thinness

Leading the Way In Wound Care and Hyperbarics

At the NCH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Centers healing wounds is all we do. We have extensive experience using advanced wound healing therapies. Our healthcare team is trained by nationally recognized wound care experts and all of our doctors and nurses all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The causes of wounds are complex, and our group represents expertise in all of the major areas necessary to handle your varied circumstances and challenges. Whatever it takes

Your Answer to Wound Healing

If you have a wound that has not healed, consider seeking help from the NCH Healthcare System’s Wound Healing Centers. The methods employed by the centers have established an impressive record of healing wounds that others thought hopeless, including many that might have required amputation. Carefully researched methods allow patients to receive state-of-the-art treatment of wounds that have resisted healing despite months, or even years of conventional treatment. About five million Americans suffer from chronic

Wound Care Management in the Home

    For most people, wound healing is a natural, uneventful process.  For some, however, it becomes a complex medical problem requiring specialized treatment. It is estimated that nearly 5 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Failure to resolve chronic non-healing wounds represents substantial economic costs, and the personal tragedies represented by these patients have resulted in the development of specialized programs for the management of these often-difficult medical problems. Home Caregivers Home Health has made a