What is home infusion therapy? Open or Close
Infusion therapy consists of administering medication and other solutions intravenously (IV) in the home or place of residence of the patient. The most common therapies administered in the home include IV antibiotics, hydrations, pain treatment, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition.
What are the benefits and advantages of receiving health services at home? Open or Close
The benefits and advantages of receiving health services at home are the convenience, comfort, safety, and cost-effectiveness. While the patient is receiving any services from Advanced, he or she may continue with customary tasks, is not exposed to infection and other complications that may be acquired at a hospital, and has a faster recovery. Learn more about home infusion by visiting the National Home Infusion Association www.nhia.org.
Who administers infusion therapy and other services offered by Advanced? Open or Close
A registered nurse administers infusion therapy in the comfort of the home of the patient. The registered nurse also educates and electronically documents all clinical interventions with the patient. Other health professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and others may intervene in the care of the patient at home according to medical needs.
How may I or my loved one receive home health services from Advanced? Open or Close
You or your loved one may receive home health services from Advanced if the physician or doctor determines that there is a medical necessity to receive treatment at home. For example, if you suffer from a skin infection and the doctor determines that the infection needs to be treated with intravenous antibiotic at home as long as there is no need to be hospitalized. For more information, please call 787-783-2245.
Does my health insurance cover the services provided by Advanced? Open or Close
Most commercial health insurance plans, Medicare Advantage and the Government Health Insurance cover the services provided by Advanced. Please call 787-783-2245 to verify whether Advanced is part of the provider network of your health insurance for us to be able to provide the service. Advanced can also provide services through private payment and credit cards.