Infusion Therapy Services
What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is a type of medical treatment in which medicine is put directly into the bloodstream, usually with the help of a needle or tube. This method is often used when a patient’s state is so bad that they can’t be helped by taking medicine by mouth.
Infusion treatment can be used to give many different kinds of drugs, such as antibiotics, drugs used to treat cancer (chemotherapy), painkillers, and even nutritional fluids.
Conditions Treated with Infusion Therapy
Infusion treatment is used for a wide range of conditions, from long-term diseases to sudden illnesses that need care right away.
Infusion therapy is often used when a person’s situation is serious or when they can’t take their medicine by mouth.
Some of the conditions we treat with this therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Cancer and cancer-related pain
- Gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease
- Autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Infectious diseases unresponsive to oral antibiotics
Infusion treatment is also used for people who need special medicines, nutritional support, or more water.
Each patient’s therapy plan is made to fit their wants and health, which makes sure that the treatment works best and the patient is as comfortable as possible.
In-Home Infusion Therapy Services
Home infusion therapy involves the intravenous or subcutaneous administration of medications or biologicals to an individual at home. At HealthFlex, our team is highly trained in providing these services and is here to create a dedicated plan of care for your ongoing well-being.
Our in-home infusion therapy services available include:
Anti-infectives (antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals)
What is the Difference Between Infusion Therapy and Oral Medication?
This is a question that a lot of people ask. Oral medicines are taken by mouth and then absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive system. Most of the time, they are easy to give and don’t need help from a medical expert.
But some conditions or medicines may require a different way to give the medicine. Infusion treatment comes into play at this point. Through a needle or catheter, drugs are put straight into the bloodstream during infusion therapy.
This makes drug delivery faster and more effective, especially for medicines that can’t be taken through the stomach or intestines in a safe or effective way. Infusion therapy also makes it easy to control the amount of medicine given, which is important for powerful drugs or those with a small window of effectiveness.
Also, infusion treatment can avoid possible side effects that can happen when medicines are taken by mouth.
The Benefits of In-Home Infusion Therapy
Infusion treatment at home is easier and more comfortable than going to the hospital often. With infusion therapy at home, patients can get high-quality medical care in the comfort of their own homes. This can help them feel more relaxed and upbeat, which can be good for their general health.
This service also gives patients more freedom, which makes it easier for treatments to fit into their daily lives. One of the best things about infusion therapy at home is that our caring nurse staff can give you personalized care.
We make sure that each patient gets one-on-one care and care that is tailored to their special health needs.
In-home services can also keep people from getting infections that are common in hospitals and make traveling easier for people who have trouble moving around.
Infusion Therapy with HealthFlex
At HealthFlex, we provide full-service infusion treatment in a comfortable, patient-friendly setting. Our skilled doctors know how to give these treatments safely and accurately, which makes sure that the best results happen.
We are dedicated to giving you the best care, whether you need long-term infusion care for a chronic illness or short-term therapy for an acute condition.