Ostomy Care

AstraCare offers specialized and knowledgeable nursing care to patients who have an ostomy.

Our goal is to maximize our patients quality of life and learn to live comfortably with an ostomy pouch.
Our trained nurses and caregivers will help patients maximize their independence and teach patients and their loved ones to care for the ostomy.

Comprehensive Colostomy Care by AstraCare Nurses:

  • Pouch Management: Our nurses skillfully handle the emptying and replacement of colostomy pouches, ensuring comfort and hygiene.
  • Cleaning Protocols: They meticulously clean both the affected area and the surrounding skin, maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness.
  • Skin Care: Our nurses provide thorough care for the skin around the stoma, preventing irritation and promoting healing.
  • Dietary Education: AstraCare nurses educate patients on adhering to dietary guidelines prescribed by their doctors, helping to minimize discomfort and enhance well-being

Your Caregiver Will Manage All Aspect Of Your Ostomy Care Including:

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Including the presence of bloody or black stool.
  • Stoma Health: Addressing any bleeding at or on the stoma.
  • Abdominal Concerns: Managing severe abdominal pain.
  • Physical Weakness: Assisting if there is weakness with an inability to stand.
  • Fever Management: Monitoring and addressing any persistent fever.
  • Odor Control: Investigating and resolving persistent odors emanating from the bag lasting more than one week.
  • Skin Integrity: Caring for skin around the stoma that becomes red and irritated.
  • Digestive Distress: Alleviating symptoms of nausea, vomiting, cramps, or abdominal bloating.
  • Bowel Function: Ensuring regular bowel movements through the stoma and addressing any delays.
  • Stoma Monitoring: Noting and responding to changes in the size of the stoma.

AstraCare nurses are trained to manage all aspects of colostomy care with expertise and compassion:


Comprehensive Support with AstraCare

  • RN Involvement: Continuous oversight of all aspects of care by a Registered Nurse.
  • 24/7 Access: AstraCare RN is available by phone or for in-home visits, ensuring around-the-clock support.
  • Medical Expertise: Extensive medical knowledge to answer questions and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Comprehensive Assessments: Includes nursing assessments, medical history, and medication reviews.
  • Personalized Plan of Care: Developed in conjunction with the doctor and kept in the home for easy access.
  • Coordination of Care: Assistance with scheduling appointments with specialty doctors and organizing medications.
  • Emotional Support: Providing comforting support to both you and your loved one throughout the care journey.

With AstraCare, you are never alone; our RN is here to help you navigate
through every step of the journey.


Call AstraCare today to discover how our in-home services can provide your loved ones
with the safety, happiness, and reliable care they deserve.


Quality of Life is Our Priority.

AstraCare strives to offer the best in personalized care services. Whatever your exact needs are, our caring and compassionate staff are here for you.

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