Home infusion allows for patients to receive needed medications in the comfort of their home intravenously (administered directly into the vein). An intravenous line may be placed while in the hospital, and then transition to home infusion after being discharged. Or a physician may prescribe medications to be delivered via home infusion after being treated in their office for a chronic condition.
For many patients, receiving home infusion is preferred to an extended stay in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Before prescribing home infusion, the healthcare provider will ensure the patient is a good candidate for receiving this treatment in their home. The doctor will review the medications to ensure they can safely be administered at home and whether the patient and their caregivers can correctly use the equipment. Ascension at Home works closely with the patient’s physician to ensure the right medication is provided in the best setting to support the patient’s healthcare goals.
Often, home infusion is paired with home health care, where a nurse provides support and guidance. Ascension at Home’s experienced home care nurses work closely with the patient, their caregivers, and the patient’s prescribing physician to ensure the patient receives the highest quality care in a safe and comfortable home environment. Whether a patient needs antibiotics for an infection, pain management following surgery, or intravenous nutrition support due to malnutrition or other medical conditions, home infusion can help patients get back on the path to health.
What is Home Infusion?
Home infusion is a specialized form of home care that involves delivering medical treatments such as intravenous (IV) infusions, injections, and other therapies directly to patients in their homes. This type of treatment is ideal for individuals who cannot travel to a hospital or clinic due to illness or mobility issues and those who wish to receive treatment in the privacy and comfort of their homes.
Ascension at Home cares for patients where they feel most comfortable—in the place they call home. According to the National Home Infusion Association, home infusion is as safe and effective as therapy in a clinical setting. Care at home often costs less, and some patients have told us they recover faster and experience less stress.
- Home infusion reduces exposure to hospital-acquired infections
- In-house pharmacy helps ensure fast access to medications
- Frequently asked questions about home infusion
Call us for help with referrals, insurance coverage, or prior authorizations. Our team is happy to answer any questions about home infusion.
Why Choose Home Infusion Services from Ascension at Home?
Ascension at Home team includes well-trained and experienced professionals provides comprehensive nursing services, nutrition support, medication, and equipment needs so patients can focus on their overall health goals. With Ascension at Home’s infusion services, patients can get the care they deserve without leaving the comfort of their home—allowing patients more control over their well-being while having peace of mind that support and guidance is only a phone call away.
Our Core home infusion services include:
- Immunoglobulin therapy
- Anti-infective therapy/Infectious diseases treatments
- Parenteral nutrition
Specialty therapies include:
Our clinical excellence includes the following:
- Accreditation Commission for Healthcare-accredited home infusion, specialty pharmacy, AIS, nursing, sterile compounding, and Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board
- Nutrition support
- Lab monitoring and management
- First dosing
- Patient education
- 24/7 clinical support
- Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) certified registered nurses
- State-of-the-art infusion and enteral pumps
- Pediatric and adult capabilities
- Open drug formulary/access
Benefits of Home Infusion
Home infusion offers more than just convenience—it can be vital for patients with medical conditions that need regular hydration, nutrient replenishment, or medication treatments. It allows the patient to receive treatments in the comfort of their own home. It helps ensure patients are receiving the medications they need without hospitalization or travelling long distances to receive treatment.
Since home infusion medications and supplies are delivered directly to the home, patients can avoid the hassle of coordinating transportation and save time not having to go back and forth from a hospital or clinic. Plus, because a professional and FDA-regulated pharmacy administers the medication in each state, patients can rest assured knowing that they are getting high-quality care outside a medical facility. Home infusion is quickly becoming an invaluable treatment option for many medical situations.
In-Home Infusion Therapy Locations
At Ascension at Home, our home infusion services are available in the state of Wisconsin and the state of Michigan.
Call us at 800-648-8055 for more information about home infusion in Wisconsin. Offices are located in:
1688 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
1927 N. Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Oak Creek Infusion
10050 S. 27th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Call us at 888-246-6322 for more information about home infusion therapy in Michigan.
Our offices are located in:
Warren – Detroit Metro Area
28120 Dequindre Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
Whether a patient needs home infusion treatments for a chronic condition or they are recovering from surgery or illness, our skilled nurses are here to help patients and their families feel supported at every step. Contact us today to learn more about how home infusion can improve a patient’s quality of life.
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Home infusion is administered by Ascension at Home. We coordinate nursing services, therapies, and supplies under the supervision of a patient’s doctor. We are committed to delivering the home care patients need and the compassion they deserve. When patients receive care in the comfort of their homes, it can help them recuperate from an illness or injury more quickly.
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