What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Home infusion therapy is the administration of medications through a needle or a catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated effectively by oral medications and is characteristically provided through non-oral routes.
What are the most common IV therapies?
The most common drug therapies that can be administered at home include: antibiotics, chemotherapy, IV nutrition, IVIG, pain management, and hydration.
What diagnoses can be treated with IV therapy?
Examples include infections that have failed oral antibiotics; other severe infections such as cellulitis, upper respiratory infection, recurrent or chronic urinary tract infections, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, and MRSA; immune and neurological disorders; cancers, dehydration, and pain.
Why should I choose home infusion versus going to the hospital?
1. Home infusion therapy is more cost effective than in-patient hospital stays. In addition, the risk of opportunistic infections is decreased.
2. Most patients prefer receiving IV therapy in the privacy and comfort of their own homes, on their own schedule. Home treatment promotes a faster recovery, better patient outcomes, and an improved quality of life.
Does my insurance pay for home infusion services?
Most health plans provide coverage for home infusion services. Please have your provider send a referral to 661.377.0185 so we can check your benefits. We have highly experienced insurance specialists to ensure the most cost effective plan of care.
Is Hoffmann Homecare Inc. accredited?
Yes, we are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Home Care (ACHC) and are on-going members of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).
Is there any other services Hoffmann Homecare Inc. provide?
Yes, Hoffmann Homecare is your only full service infusion pharmacy, which also provides: enteral nutrition, specialized wound care supplies, ostomy supplies, incontinence supplies, as well as other specialized therapies.