Wound Care

Wound Care

Wound Care services offered in Louisville, KY

Effective wound care helps you avoid major complications from wounds and ulcers, including infections and amputations. Serving Kentucky, the team at Simplicity Transitional Health provide telehealth wound evaluations and offer advice for the care your wound needs. Call Simplicity Transitional Health or schedule your telehealth wound care evaluation online today.

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care?

Wound care involves managing a flesh injury from the time you get it to when it finally heals. Many factors can affect the speed of this process, and some wounds take months or even years to heal entirely. Personalized wound care helps you avoid infections and other complications, minimize scarring, and manage bleeding and discomfort. 

Wound care can involve many steps that you may need to repeat multiple times. Not all wounds are the same, and the team at Simplicity Transitional Health carefully considers your personal circumstances while guiding your wound care. They thoroughly evaluate the wound and recommend care. 

Who can benefit from wound care?

Wound care benefits you if you have an open wound that requires ongoing care in order to heal effectively. Many wounds are severe or complex enough to require hospitalization, and after that you may need transitional telehealth care as you leave the inpatient facility and return to your home. You might benefit from wound care for:


Abrasions happen when your skin rubs against a hard surface. One example of this is road rash. While your wound might not bleed a lot, abrasions require in-depth cleaning to avoid infections.


A laceration is a deep cut or tear in your skin typically caused by a sharp object. 

Puncture wounds

Puncture wounds happen when a long and pointed object enters your skin, often going deep into the tissue. Some puncture wounds damage internal organs. 


Ulcers are wounds that heal very slowly and frequently appear on the legs and feet where blood flow sometimes isn’t very efficient. Some of the most common types of ulcers are pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous ulcers. 

What should I expect during a wound care telehealth evaluation?

The Simplicity Transitional Health team evaluates your wound using telehealth services shortly after you leave a hospital or other inpatient facility. They track your wound’s healing over time and make sure you know how to care for the wound properly at every stage of healing. This helps you heal rapidly and avoid infections. 

Your telehealth evaluations take place using high-definition video and audio communications. The team asks a series of questions about your wound, including how it happened and its rate of healing. You should also report any signs of infection, such as pus, redness around the wound, or a fever. The team can examine the wound themselves on a video call. 

Call Simplicity Transitional Health or schedule your first telehealth wound care evaluation online today.