Home care in Bedford, NH

  • 601 Riverway Place
  • Bedford, NH 03110

Infusion Services

Private RN Infusion (IV) Therapy At Home 

Infusion Therapy At Home w/ BrightStar Care of Bedford / Manchester

One of the many care services that a BrightStar RN can provide in Bedford / Manchester is Infusion.
This service has become in demand largely due to its benefit of reducing exposure to COVID-19 and hospital stays and thus reducing cost.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. When a patient's condition necessitates, IV therapy is prescribed that the most effective route of treatment is intravenous. Generally, "infusion therapy" means that a drug is administered intravenously. The term may also refer to situations where medications are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes (into the membranes surrounding the spinal cord).

"Traditional" prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, chemotherapy, hydration, pain management, and parenteral nutrition.

Infusion therapy is also provided to patients for treating a wide assortment of chronic and sometimes rare diseases for which "specialty" infusion medications are effective such as IVIG.
While some have been available for many years, others are newer drugs and biologics.

The most common home infusion therapies are IV antibiotics prescribed primarily for such diagnoses as cellulitis, sepsis, and osteomyelitis; other diagnoses include urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and sinusitis.
Before home infusion therapy was available, the administration of these medications would require many days of hospitalization.

The cost of a day in the hospital can range from $1,700 to $2,600 for just one day.

With home infusion services programs like the one BrightStar Care provides, IV medications can be given in the comfort of the patients' home that is cost-effective, provides a high degree of comfort, and helps patients return to their regular daily activities while managing their health.

Infusion services have provided reduced cost, increased patient comfort, and provided the patient with the freedom to plan their day without the limitations a hospital stay would incur.

The infusion team here at BrightStar Care provides services such as IVIG, antibiotics, enzyme therapy, and factor for hemophiliacs.

BrightStar Care of Bedford - Manchester provides hourly to 24/7 home health care for seniors to infants.  

We offer care and support to families who travel, providing a full continuum of private duty services, including companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, and skilled nursing. We proudly serve greater Manchester, Bedford, Nashua, Derry, Salem, Londonderry, Hampton, and Exeter, NH areas.

For more information on how BrightStar Care supports seniors and families, and to learn more about our local team of caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals, and home health care support for New Hampshire families and businesses, please CLICK HERE

Source:  Adapted from www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov - The Journal of Infusion Nursing