Receive Wound Care & Treatment at Home in Singapore

Need treatment for an open wound? Top nurses and doctors at Homage can help with wound care and treatment in the comfort of your home, anywhere in Singapore.

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An Introduction to Open Wounds

An open wound refers to any cut or opening which goes through the skin, exposing the deeper layers of the skin or tissues beneath.

Homage can help the care and treatment of various wounds, including:

  • Bed or pressure sores
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Surgical incisions
  • Burns

The Importance of Wound Care

Proper wound care can help to promote quicker healing and minimise scarring. Most importantly, it reduces the risk of infection. An infected wound can make someone unwell and severe infections can lead to sepsis, which is life-threatening.

While swelling and redness around a wound when it is healing is natural, but it’s important to watch out for signs of infection:

  • Excessively swollen
  • Hot to the touch
  • Smelly
  • Wetter, particularly if it is exuding pus
  • Exceptionally red, especially if it is spreading

If a wound is causing concerns, have it assessed by a medical professional immediately.

The Basics of Wound Care & Treatment

Choosing the right dressings can create the best environment for healing. It’s also important to stay hydrated and follow a healthy diet to help your body heal itself, especially when fluid loss from wounds can contribute to dehydration and loss of electrolytes and protein.

Minor wounds can be managed at home with simple dressings and medication for pain if necessary. More serious, deep or dirty wounds should be assessed by a professional. Chronic wounds – those that take a long time to heal – may need to be dressed regularly by nurses or trained caregivers. This can be done in hospitals, clinics or at home.

The best course of treatment differs for different types of wound, so it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

Need support with wound care at home? Homage can help.

Qualified nurses at Homage can provide holistic care to you and your loved ones. You can save up to 20% with our care packages for multiple sessions too. Get connected with our Care Advisors to find out more.

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Top questions about Wound Care

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What is the fastest way to heal an open wound?

Proper wound care can speed up healing and reduce scarring. There is no one-size-fits-all solution — different wounds require different types of treatment and care.

In general, maintaining a moist, clean environment is best for wound healing. Minor wounds can usually be managed at home with simple dressing and medication for pain (if necessary). More complex wounds may require specialised treatments such as surgical debridement, draining, vacuum (suction) or VAC dressings, or even hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

It is also important to get enough rest and have a healthy, balanced diet.

How do you treat a wound at home?

Minor wounds can usually be treated with home remedies.

You should first wash and disinfect the wound, then use pressure and elevation to reduce the bleeding and swelling. Depending on the size of the wound, it can help to wrap it with a sterile wound dressing.

If the wound is not healing or seems to be getting worse, consult a doctor.

What are the 4 types of wounds?

Most wounds fall into 1 of the 4 broad categories:

  1. Laceration: any ‘cutting’ or ‘slicing’ type of wound
  2. Puncture: wounds caused by a sharp, pointed object (usually has minimal skin loss, but can go very deep)
  3. Abrasion: superficial and shallow wound caused by skidding, grazing or scraping
  4. Avulsion: serious traumatic wound where skin and subcutaneous tissue are town away or apart

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies available for Homage IV drip treatments?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How can Homage help with wound care?

Experienced nurses at Homage can visit your home to help assess and provide the appropriate care and treatment for your wound. Besides changing wound dressing, they can also advise you on what to look out for and share tips on how you can speed up healing.

While minor wounds can usually be managed with home remedies, more serious, deep or dirty wounds should be assessed by a nurse or doctor. Chronic wounds — those that take a long time to heal — may also need to be dressed regularly by nurses or trained caregivers.

Common types of wounds that Homage nurses can help with include bedsores, diabetic wounds and surgical incisions.

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