Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “Infusion Therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously.
The technological advances that enable safe and effective administration of infusion therapies in the home, the desire of patients to resume normal lifestyles and the cost-effectiveness of home care are important. Consequently, home infusion therapy has evolved into a comprehensive medical therapy that is a much less costly alternative to inpatient treatment in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Traditional prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion in the home include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, hydration, pain management and parenteral nutrition. Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and more.
Home infusion has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to inpatient care for many disease states and therapies. For many patients who need Skilled Nursing Care in Lafayette, receiving treatment at home is preferable to inpatient care.
Our highly-skilled Registered Nurses are trained to administer your infusion therapy in your home without having to go to a hospital or clinic.