Nursing homes offer the most extensive care an elderly or disabled person can receive outside of a hospital. Nursing homes offer services to help with custodial as well as skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing care is typically administered by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Because of aging of the baby boomer generation, there is a critical need for more capacity with projected resident population of those 75 and older (those who are most likely to need long-term services) to grow dramatically. Recent data shows growth from 16.6 million to over 19 million over the past couple of years.
The aging and sickly residents of nursing homes often suffer from frailty of skin which lead them to suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds. Many of the residents will be stationary and non-ambulatory, resulting in them suffering from decubitus ulcers or bedsores. Still others will endure Diabetic Foot Ulcers with co-morbidity and risk factors related to their age.
OmegaSkin™ offers clinicians a cost-effective option to treat patients with a biological skin substitute derived from plant sources (soybean) that offer superior closure properties with increased healing and skin regeneration. Our Water-Soluble Soy skin substitute is available in off-the-shelf sheets or as an added advantage, via a sprayable “no-touch” contact- free application device.
This makes OmegaSkin™ an attractive option for treating wounds, bedsores, burns and Diabetic Foot Ulcers as it is readily available, extremely affordable and offers a closure with more complete wound bed revascularization and minimal scarring.