Victorian aged care provider Heritage Care, in conjunction with expert wound consultants Wound Wise, is pleased to provide specialized wound care services at its residential aged care homes. Specialized wound care complements Heritage Care’s existing specialised care initiatives, which collectively are designed to meet the complex care needs of residential aged care residents.
Working with Wound Wise, Heritage Care will provide specialized care, clinical guidelines, staff education and ongoing auditing of best practice wound management and care services. Heritage Care’s specialised wound care initiative is driven by a consultative advisory committee comprising Heritage Care, Wound Wise wound consultants and other allied health professionals and is chaired by Wound Wise Director Melinda Brooks
Heritage Care is excited to be working with the renown Wound Wise consultants Jan Rice, Kate Maguire and Melinda Brooks. Their leadership capabilities in wound management are derived from their extensive training and experience:
- Melinda Brooks – Wound Wise Consulting & Education – has worked in wound management for over 20 years. She was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner in 2013, with her experience extending from acute care to community nursing, wound clinics, lecturing at universities and predominantly private practice over the past 10 years.
- Jan Rice – Wound Care Services – has over 30 years of specific wound training. She holds a Masters of Wound Care, is a registered Plastic Surgery Nurse and has worked on several wound care advisory boards and committees.
- Kate Maguire – Wound Advisor – has worked in the acute sector and aged care for more than 30 years. Her extensive knowledge and experience is highly valued.