What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is swelling that generally occurs in your arms or legs. It is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.
How can Preceptor Home Health & Hospice help?
We have 6 certified lymphedema therapists on staff. Our services include manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, skin care management and treatment, therapeutic exercise, Kinesio Taping® and scar massage. We can see you in your home to provide a comprehensive lymphedema evaluation and treatment plan. Reduced lymphedema swelling allows for increased range of motion, increased mobility, decreased pain, decreased risk for skin breakdown, improved circulation and more flexibility. Your clothes may even fit better! Lymphedema management often leads to an improved body image, decreased fatigue and increased functional abilities.
How can I get my lymphedema treatment started?
We’re ready to provide you with the best lymphedema care from the safety of your home. Your primary care physician will determine if you have a medically necessary home health care need. Your primary care physician can fax your referral to our Intake Department at 262-923-1213. Rest assured, we are following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our therapists have personal protective equipment and are screened daily.