Our skilled nurses help patients with Colostomy, Gastrostomy, Ileostomy, and Tracheostomy situations. A Colostomy is an opening in the colon which is also called stoma. This is made by pulling the intestine to the skin surface and stitching the edges of the intestine to the skin. A new ostomy can be a life-changing event that requires a patient to adapt to a new lifestyle. The abdomen may be quite tender for a certain time after the operative treatment. Care Mountain’s ostomy nurses are trained to provide proper colostomy care and teaching services to every patient. Our nurses will provide you with the necessary assistance and help during the first couple of weeks after surgery.
Your ostomy nurse will help you fit your colostomy with the proper appliance or porch. They will also help train patients on how to cope with the difficulties of pouch fitting by themselves without needing to contact the ostomy nurse.
A Gastrostomy is a surgical procedure through which an opening made is into the stomach from the abdominal wall, made surgically for the introduction of food. A gastrostomy may be in place permanently or only temporarily. It is considered a more long-term method of alternate feeding than NG- or nasojejunal (NJ) tube feeding. (NJ-tube feeding also goes through the nose, but instead of the stomach it goes into the part of the intestine just after the stomach – the jejunum.)
An ileostomy is an opening in the belly (abdominal wall) that’s made during surgery. It’s usually needed because a problem is causing the ileum to not work properly, or a disease is affecting that part of the colon and it needs to be removed. Since the ileostomy has no sphincter muscles, you will not be able to control bowel movements. You will need to wear a pouch to collect the stool coming out of the stoma (liquid to pasty consistency). With an Ileostomy, the process to pee involves emptying the urine by opening a valve on the pouch and draining the urine into a toilet.
At night, a piece of flexible tubing is attached to the drain valve on the pouch to allow urine to flow into a night drainage unit while you sleep.
A colostomy is an operation that connects the colon to the abdominal wall, while an ileostomy connects the last part of the small intestine (ileum) to the abdominal wall.
Care Mountain’s cardiac care programs are administered by specialized and experienced RNs and LVNs for patients that are diagnosed with a heart condition (e.g. hypertension, CHF) and recovering from surgery (e.g. stents, heart attacks, stroke patients, TAVR, open heart surgery).
Our cardiac rehab lasts for 6-12 weeks. Our comprehensive program helps patients recover from a heart attack or other heart problems and offers many benefits to improve the patient’s health and quality of life. The participants typically attend three sessions per week. The duration of the program depends on many factors, which include the individual patient’s goals, the progress of recovery, or the physician’s recommendation.
During such programs, our Skilled Nursing team monitors the patient’s health conditions with an electrocardiograph (ECG) telemetry system, informing them of how the patient’s heart reacts and adapts to activity. Nurses play a pivotal role in all phases of care of the stroke patient. At Aurora Home Health, we have a skilled and experienced team of nurses providing post-stroke care in the DFW area.
Proper and on-time nursing home care services for patients with hypertension is critical in avoiding progression and possibly worse heart related episodes and inpatient admissions. With Care Mountain, your loved one will get all the specialized support and care to manage their Hypertension even when you can’t be there next to them.
The main goal of a home health clinician is to educate patients and their relatives, give advice and monitor the blood pressure readings. Patients should be educated about their diet, weight, physical activity, smoke, alcohol intake, etc. Our hypertension program will include coordinates care services with your loved one’s physician and typically include care activities like recording and monitoring patient’s blood pressure; assisting patient in identifying modifiable risk factors, reinforcing the importance of adhering to treatment regimens and keeping follow-up appointments, instructing and demonstrating BP self-monitoring techniques, valuating the patient’s hearing, visual acuity, manual dexterity, and coordination, helping patients develop a simple, convenient schedule for taking medications, explain prescribed medications along with their rationale, dosage, expected and adverse side effects.
Our CHF program clinical experts bring together our team of skilled in-home clinicians from different disciplines, and use the latest physician supervised processes to detect, intervene, and implement solutions to problems as quickly as possible.
This specific program is a comprehensive approach that helps individuals manage their diseases at home, while avoiding unnecessary trips to ER or readmissions to the hospital.
Care Mountain provides skilled diabetic management for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes by our nurses. The key diabetic management services include collaboration with the patient’s physician, personalized client education materials and counseling, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), remote patient monitoring (RPM), Nutritional assessment and diet logging, foot assessment with follow-up education.
Our specialized and experienced RNs provide services cover patients that have comorbid challenges like Neuropathy and Nephropathy, or Diabetic Wound Care. About 15% of patients with diabetes have a diabetic foot ulcer, an open sore or wound commonly located on the bottom of the foot.
Care Mountain’s has a team of skilled nurses working that is highly experienced at wound management, amputation wound care, wound healing processes, strategies to heal wounds caused by amputation, dietetic disease, chronic illnesses, and non-healing wounds. Our nurse wound specialists provide individualized and expert care under a patient’s physician order to ensure our patients reach optimal healing and positive outcomes. If you are looking for the best home wound healing services please contact us.
Chronic wounds and wounds caused by diseases like diabetes are commonly encountered in medical practice, especially among elderly patients.
Our team of skilled RNs is specialized in services such as:
The treatment of non-healing ulcers commonly includes wound cleansing, necrotic tissue debridement, prevention, diagnosis, and, if necessary, treatment of infection with antibiotic therapy, etc.
During surgery, the wound will have been closed with stitches or staples. To check how the wound is healing, the licensed clinicians should often change the dressing, and follow up on any treatments prescribed by the surgeon. The wound will need to be kept dry while in the shower or bath.
Proper care will be needed to help the wound heal, and avoid getting the fresh wound infected.
A wound that appeared on a patient’s body more than 8 weeks ago and didn’t have any signs of healing is considered to be a chronic wound. Such wounds should be regularly cleaned and covered using wound dressings and bandages. The treatment of non-healing ulcers commonly includes wound cleansing, necrotic tissue debridement, prevention, diagnosis, and, if necessary, treatment of infection.
During surgery, the wound will have been closed with stitches or staples. To check how the wound is healing, the healthcare team should often change the dressing. It will need to be kept dry while in the shower or bath.