IV Therapy in Jacksonville
Until about 20 years ago, a patient receiving IVs for infusion therapy had to remain in an inpatient setting, such as a hospital or nursing home for the duration of their treatment program. For senior family members who required long-term IV therapy, the process of resuming his or her lifestyle was delayed until they could return home. Fortunately, in-home infusion therapy has evolved as a cost-effective and preferred alternative. With All At Home Care skilled nursing services, many post-op conditions, chronic illnesses or rare diseases can be treated in the senior’s home.
Situations that may require infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics or antiviral medications, cancer and cancer-related pain, nutrition support, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, sinusitis, pneumonia and more. By far, the majority of home IV therapies involve the prescribed use of intravenous antibiotics. Our nurses have special education, training and experience in the administration of intraveneous antibiotics and biologics.
Home infusion therapy not only allows your senior family member to receive specialized infusion therapies in the comfort of their home allowing them to maintain their normal daily routines. All At Home Care programs include inspection of the aseptic home environment, program implementation, proper IV administration, obtaining blood samples for lab work, monitoring the patient’s response to treatments and maintaining communications with the referring physician. In many cases, our skilled nurse can train an alternative caregiver to administer IV therapies without the nurse being present in the home.
There are many advantages for older family members to receive IV therapy as home care. To learn more about All At Home healthcare services, contact us today.