Not all of our patients can administer their own home infusion therapy alone. Some can, but most need the assistance of a family member, friend, neighbor or health care professional to make sure they receive the medication and that it is administered properly. Whenever a caregiver is involved in therapy, our clinical staff spends time with them and educates them on the procedure involved, as well as proper storage of the medication, side effects, and anything else they may need to know about the therapy.
Pprocedures are demonstrated by a clinician and the caregiver is then asked to return the demonstration by following all of the required steps. Written instructions are part of the teaching materials provided during this educational session. We make sure that the caregiver is capable of managing the therapy so they can be an effective participant in your care.
Our clinical staff is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to answer any questions, solve problems or provide other support. If a nursing visit is required, our nurse will either meet the patient at our Bend office or see them at home depending on what the situation is and where the patient is located.. If you have a difficult medication profile and would like a consultation, please call us, or send the patient's medication list by fax to us at 541-385-6260 and we can do a drug utilization review for you at no cost to you or your patient.
We are truly a resource for the caregivers that help make home infusion a success! It takes a team effort to make the most of home infusion and part of that team is YOU - the caregiver!