OSTOMY CARE

happy elderly woman hugging caregiver on bedIf you have a stoma, caring for your stoma and the skin around your stoma needs to be done very carefully. Having a Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurse educate you on ostomy care can prevent an infection and will make you feel confident about caring for your stoma.

There are many different reasons why a person would need to have a stoma. After stoma surgery, it is important to know how to care for your stoma. Our skilled nurses are highly knowledgeable about all kinds of ostomies, including:

  • Colostomies
  • Urostomies
  • Ileostomies

Proper ostomy care is vital to prevent your stoma from becoming irritated or infected. Our nurses can teach you how to:

  • Changing your pouching system
  • Sealing the pouching system
  • Preventing leakage
  • Concealing your pouching system
  • Cleaning the skin around your stoma

We can assist you with any other questions that you may have about your stoma or your pouching system. Our nurses will always be there to help you. They will occasionally make a visit to check your stoma and pouching system. If you do notice any issues with your pouching system or the skin around your stoma, make sure that you contact your nurse right away. They will be there to help with any problem you may have.

Agility Health is ready to help you with our in home care. Our private nurses are happy to accommodate to your family’s needs. We can make sure that you and your family is pleased with your home health care. If you are in need of ostomy care, give Agility Health a call today!

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