Ostomy Management

Living with an ostomy can be a life-altering experience, but it does not have to be a barrier to a fulfilling and active life. Emfy Health offers comprehensive ostomy management services designed to empower individuals with ostomies to regain independence, confidence, and a sense of normalcy. Personalized care, education, and support, are interventions provided to encourage adaptation to life with an ostomy.

Our Approach to Ostomy Management:

Pre- and Post-Surgical Education:

We understand that knowledge is key to successfully managing an ostomy. Before surgery, comprehensive pre-operative education is provided to ensure clear understanding of the procedure, the type of ostomy, and what to expect during recovery. Concerns, answers to questions, and emotional support are provided to alleviate anxiety.Following surgery, post-operative education, guidance through the process of caring for the new ostomy, including proper pouching techniques, skin care, and lifestyle adjustments are provided. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective self-care.

Customized Ostomy Appliance Selection:

Choosing the right ostomy appliance is crucial for comfort, security, and maintaining a healthy peristomal skin. The most suitable ostomy products based on your unique needs, stoma size and shape, and lifestyle are selected We provide guidance on appliance types such flange sizes, and additional accessories that enhance comfort and confidence.

Peristomal Skin Care:

Maintaining healthy peristomal skin is essential for preventing skin complications and promoting a proper seal for the ostomy appliance. Education on effective peristomal skin care practices, including gentle cleansing, moisture protection, and barrier application are provided. Recommendations for appropriate products to address specific skin concerns are addressed.

Lifestyle and Dietary Guidance:

Living with an ostomy doesn't mean you have to give up the activities and foods you love. Our ostomy management services include lifestyle and dietary guidance based on individual needs. We provide practical advice on maintaining an active lifestyle, engaging in physical activities, traveling, and dressing comfortably while ensuring optimal pouching system functionality. Additionally, dietary recommendations to support optimal digestion, minimize gas and odor are provided. 

Support and Peer Counseling:

Adjusting to life with an ostomy can be emotionally challenging. We offer ongoing support and counseling throughout your ostomy journey, connecting you with support groups and ostomy associations who have personal experience with ostomies. These resources provide a safe space to share concerns, exchange tips and advice, and foster a sense of community, helping you feel supported and understood.

Complication Management:

In the event of complications such as leakage, skin irritation, or herniation around the stoma, we provide prompt evaluation, appropriate interventions, and guidance to address complications effectively. We work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as surgeons, physiotherapists or dieticians, if further intervention or treatment is required.
Our comprehensive ostomy management services are dedicated to supporting individuals in embracing life with confidence and vitality. Through personalized care, education, and ongoing support, we aim to empower you to live life to the fullest while successfully managing your ostomy. We are here to guide you through every step of your ostomy journey, ensuring that you have the knowledge, resources, and assistance needed to thrive with an ostomy. Together, we will help you regain control, independence, and a renewed sense of well-being.