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Brenn-Field introduces Wound Management Program [Daily Record, The (Wooster, OH)]

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Brenn-Field Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a local skilled nursing facility announced in 2012, the introduction of an important new program to help speed recovery from slow healing wounds that may result from critical illness or long term disability. Without proper attention, slow healing wounds can persist for months and even years in some individuals with compromised health. They are often a cause of lengthened hospitalization, delayed rehabilitation, or hospital readmission for pain, infection and sometimes amputation.

Brenn-Field Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's new Wound Program was developed to help accelerate recovery of wounds and to provide proactive treatment for those who might be at risk developing them. In recent years, medical research has proven that programs of this kind can help wounds heal 40 percent faster than traditional wound care methods. "Providing great patient care is the guiding principle for all that we do," said Linda Schaffter LPN, Wound Care coordinator. "Our new Wound Management Program is just another innovative way to help our residents maintain independence and quality-of-life for as long as possible."

Medical research has demonstrated that the treatment techniques used in this new program are effective and safe. They utilize proven therapeutic equipment that has been used with geriatric patients for more than a decade and among professional athletes for nearly 30 years to enhance recovery following injury. Brenn-Field Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's new Wound Program is implemented in conjunction with the patient's physician and Accelerated Care Plus, the nation's leading provider of "evidence-based" clinical programs for long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities and sub-acute rehabilitation providers. The treatment program is covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare.

"Unfortunately, slow healing wounds can occur among the elderly and other disabled patients and we wanted to introduce proactive measures to help manage this condition for our residents" said Becky Oller RN, director of nursing. "We want the community and local medical professionals to know we are committed to quality care and progressive therapy techniques. Our new treatment program for slow healing wounds is just another example of that ongoing commitment."

For more information on the program, contact Brenn-Fields Rehabilitation Department at 330-683-4075.

Brenn-Field Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was formed in 1974 and is home to a number of Wayne County residents. Brenn-Field rehabilitates Wayne County community members to transition home safely. Brenn-field employs more than 150 people in the Wayne County area. Brenn-field also provides treatment for others in the community through its outpatient treatment programs. Brenn-Field is family owned since 1974.

About Accelerated Care Plus -- Accelerated Care Plus is the nation's leading provider of specialty clinical programs for sub- acute, chronic and long-term rehabilitation. The programs include patented medical equipment, proprietary clinical protocols, facility training and support. Ten years in development, ACP's "Clinical Solutions" are now used by thousands of the most recognized skilled nursing facilities and rehab care providers in the U.S. Accelerated Care Plus was originally founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Reno, Nev.

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