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Director of Therapy at Saint Anthony Rehab and Nursing Center Now a Certified Wound Specialist


Lafayette, IN -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/11/2013 -- The Lafayette physical therapy center, Saint Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's Director of Therapy Garry M. Gumasing recently passed the American Board of Wound Management becoming one of the only Certified Wound Specialists in the area.

Gumasing’s Certified Wound Specialist CWS(R) will allow the Saint Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to offer a more expert approach to wound care and therapy for its Indiana senior care patients. The CWS(R) credentials clearly help patients receive better overall care but it also helps the Lafayette physical therap y center gain national recognition. The CWS(R) is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Having an expert, such as a CWS(R) on the premises of the rehabilitation center in Lafayette, Indiana means the institution can more closely target the reduction of costs associated with the management of chronic wounds.

Gumasing’s recent certification coincides with St. Anthony’s care mission. “At St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we are dedicated to creating a sensitive, nurturing and comfortable home where each patient and resident receives personalized care and attention. We take pride in our resident-centered, family-focused philosophy and approach to care.” the rehabilitation center’s website states. “Whether in our short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing, or specialty programs; this philosophy is reflected in our commitment to promoting optimum independence and quality of life for all those who pass through our doors.”

The comprehensive wound care and therapy program implemented by Gumasing and the St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center staff includes a variety of leading edge therapies and treatments, including: sharp wound debridement, enzymatic wound debridement, negative pressure wound therapy, electrical stimulation, and mist therapy. The wound care program is part of the overall healing and care of St. Anthony’s patients in both its short term rehab and long term care programs. The 120 bed facility is in close proximity to local hospitals. In addition, it offers the opportunity for spiritual healing with its affiliation with the Catholic Church and daily mass from its on-site priest.

About St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Founded by the Klinker Family in 1986, St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 120-bed facility located in Lafayette, in close proximity to all local hospitals. St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center long been acknowledged as a leading senior care provider. They provide a wide range of short-term and long-term care options for everything from cardiac rehabilitation to cancer care to wound care. For more information, visit http://saintanthonycares.com/