Get Professional Support With Wound Dressing Procedures At Home
Need help with caring for and dressing an incision, a surgical wound, or a pressure injury or bedsore? Get help from Homage’s nurses, who can perform both simple and complex wound dressing procedures in the comfort of your loved one’s home.Get Care Now
What are wound dressings?
A wound dressing is anything that is placed in direct contact with a wound to help it heal, keep it clean, and prevent further issues or complications. Different wound dressings are used based on the type of the wound, but they all aim to help reduce infection and promote healing.
The types of wound dressings include:
- Simple dressings: For post-surgery incisional wounds, superficial broken skin, and stage 2 pressure sores
- Complex dressings: For post-surgery I&D wounds (small cavities), superficial broken skin covering 50% of the body (e.g. trunk), and stage 3 and above pressure sore
What we offer
During a wound dressing procedure, our licensed nurses can:
- Assess the condition of your loved one’s incision, wound, or pressure sore
- Look out for signs of infection, such as unusual drainage, soreness, redness, or warmth around the wound site
- Keep the wound area clean and sterile through irrigation
- Change the wound dressing
In addition, our nurses can assist your loved one with other necessary procedures, such as:
- NGT feeding
- NGT reinsertion
- Female urinary catheterization
- Urine bag drainage
- Stoma bag change and drainage
- Medication administration
- Oral suctioning
- PEG feeding
- Vital signs monitoring
- Blood glucose check
Why choose us for wound dressing services?
Get care support from licensed nurses
Our locally licensed nurses will tend to your loved one’s wound dressing and help keep them clean and comfortable.
Smooth booking process
With Homage’s care matching algorithm, you can book your sessions with ease and receive the right care based on your needs and preferences.
Continue your care plan with your preferred nurse
Found a nurse that you and your family trust? Request them for future visits to continue receiving care from them.
What to expect during a care visit
- Before the visit, let us know the existing healthcare products available at home for the wound dressing procedure
- If you do not have the appropriate products, dressings, or tools required for the procedure, do inform us in advance. Our Homage nurse will be able to prepare the required products before your visit
- Our nurse will visit your home and check on your loved one’s past medical history
- The wound dressing procedure will be carried out in the comfort of your home
Items required for Wound Dressing
- Sterile dressing set
- Cleansing agent
- Wound care products
- Additional cotton swabs or gauze
- Adhesive tapes or bandages
- Protective sheet
- Latex gloves
- Scissors to cut bandages or adhesive tape
- Surgical blade or pointed-tip scissors for removal of stitches
- Staple remover for removal of staples
- Doctor’s memo
Cost of Wound Dressing Services in Singapore
Our local, SNB-licensed nurses are equipped with the skills to dress wounds. Rates for the procedure are as described.Get Care Now
Simple Wound Dressing (Stage 2)
Complex Wound Dressing (Stage 3 and above)
You may tap on government subsidies and payouts of up to $650/month for your home care needs if you have a disability. Book a Disability Assessment with Homage to find out and apply for eligible subsidies.
How Homage works
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Top Questions about Wound Dressing Procedures
What are the types of wound dressing available?
The absorbency of the dressing needs to be chosen based on the assessment of each wound.
There are lots of types of dressing for wounds, with hundreds of brands offering a range of products – some highly similar to each other. The most basic requirements for a dressing are that it protects against further damage or infection and that it promotes a good healing environment.
How often do you change a wound dressing?
Different types of dressing can be left in place for different lengths of time, sometimes up to a week if they don’t become wet or show significant strikethrough. Removing a dressing that’s stuck to healing skin can cause trauma, so it’s generally recommended that dressings be left in place for as long as the manufacturer recommends. If they get too wet, it may be possible to change outer dressings while leaving the wound contact layer intact to prevent damage to new cells.
Wounds which become infected may need to be changed more frequently, especially if there is a lot of pus or slough coming from the wound.
Who are the Homage nurses?
Homage’s nurses are enrolled or registered nurses with a valid Practicing Certificate from the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and have at least 1 year of ward experience.
They are all local and come from different walks of life, each with unique specialisations and care experiences. But they all have one common trait – a passion and dedication to delivering quality nursing care to families and care recipients.
Are there subsidies for Homage's wound dressing services?
Yes, you can apply for financial subsidy to defray the cost of home nursing care services if you are eligible. Here is a list of Financial Assistance Schemes in Singapore, such as the Home Caregiving Grant, CareShield Life, and Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) that might be helpful for you.
How quickly can I receive care from Homage?
We aim to match a Care Pro to your requested visit within 2-3 days. For bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match a Care Pro.
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