Pressure care management aims to reduce and prevent the incidence of pressure ulcers and to ensure existing pressure areas are managed appropriately.
Pressure ulcers are areas of skin that have been damaged due to prolonged pressure. This occurs when the weight of the body causes compression of tissue between a bone and the surface a person is lying or sitting on.
Using a holistic approach, we assess risks and tailor an individual pressure care management plan. We work with other health professionals to ensure adequate care and optimum treatment are provided. This in turn reduces your risk and increases your quality of life.
- comprehensive assessment
- prescription and training in aids and equipment
- education and prevention/management strategies
- wound management, including position regimes
- increased awareness and understanding of pressure areas/management.
- carer and family education.
This service is suitable for you if you are at risk of developing pressure areas or have a history of pressure areas. Clients with predisposing factors for pressure areas include decreased mobility, impaired sensory perception, previous pressure ulcer and skin conditions, impaired cognition, nutritional deficiencies, poor skin tolerance, disease/illness/surgery, incontinence, and co-morbidities such as diabetes.
Our Occupational Therapists will provide a comprehensive assessment and equipment prescription to prevent and manage pressure ulcers. This is critical to the ongoing care of clients with an impaired ability to reposition themselves, or whose activity is limited to bed, chairs or wheelchairs.
We provide a comprehensive assessment of your equipment and transfer needs to minimise the risk of pressure areas developing. This can include a review of your mattress and bed, transfer technique and the equipment utilised as well as your daily seating (including chairs or a wheelchair) and any pressure cushion utilised.
Our Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are fully mobile and will meet you in your preferred environment.
Recovery Station have OT’s available across the Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and Illawarra regions. This means our team has a broad and diverse range of experience across many different disabilities and conditions as well as aged care.
Our OT’s form part of our Multidisciplinary Allied Health team that work together toward your goals. Plus, our comprehensive reporting means that you have a clear identification of areas of need and recommendations in place to achieve your goals.
Recovery Station are registered providers for many of the funding options available to people in Australia to support their allied health needs. To learn more about our funding options, please click here.