Home Infusion Therapy
We're here to answer your infusion questions.
Why choose us
- We are known throughout Kansas City for exceptional quality care.
- Our infusion therapy team provides a continuum of care that builds upon the trust and relationship you already have with our medical team.
- Our home infusion professionals have direct access to patient information, which streamlines your care and helps ensure your safety and well-being.
About home infusion therapy
Infusion therapy delivers intravenous doses of medication to treat conditions that are not responding to oral medications. Historically, patients needing infusion therapy were required to remain in an inpatient setting for the duration of their treatment or make returning visits to receive medication.
Benefits to our home infusion services include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- More privacy
- Lower cost
- Earlier return to work and normal activities
When you use us for your home infusion services, you receive the unique advantage of the collaboration and expertise of physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. This ensures you get the greatest benefit from your medication therapy.
Some of our personalized therapies include:
- Antibiotic and antiviral therapies
- Anti-inflammatory and steroid therapies
- Blood clotting factor
- Cardiovascular therapies
- Catheter care
- Colony stimulating factors
- Growth factors
- HIV therapies
- Hydration and electrolyte replacement
- Immunotherapies/Immune globulin therapy (IVIG)
- Inotropic therapies
- Posttransplant therapies
- Specialty infusions
- Total parenteral nutrition
Our staff will work closely with you to help coordinate your care and medications during treatment.
Home infusion FAQs
Get answers to home infusion therapy frequently asked questions.
How long will my nurse stay with me?
Your nurse will stay as long as necessary, until you are comfortable performing your treatment.
How often will my home nurse be at my residence?
Your nurse will begin seeing you as often as needed while you receive home infusion therapies and will teach you how to administer the therapies during this time. After you are comfortable, the visits will decrease to once a week for labs and to change dressings.
Why do I have to do this at home?
There are many good reasons to transition to home infusion therapy. It is often more convenient to be able to administer in your own home, it is better for your insurance and costs, and it decreases your hospital stay while you continue recovery at home.
Can my spouse or family member assist me with home infusions?
Yes, but your home infusion nurse will need to first ensure your family member is properly trained and reliable.
Medications and equipment
Do I have to be home to receive my deliveries?
You can authorize deliveries on your profile so you do not have to be home and deliveries can be left at your doorstep.
How often will I receive a delivery?
You will generally receive a delivery once a week, but this depends on the stability of your medication expiration time after it is compounded.
How do I store my medication?
Your home infusion nurse and pharmacy will instruct you on how to care for your medication.
How do I care for my infusion line and keep it free from infection?
Your home infusion nurse will provide you with instructions on how to care for your line during the initial session.
What do I need to do with my PICC during baths or showers?
Your home infusion nurse will provide you with instructions on how to care for your PICC.
How often and how long do I need to do my infusion?
This will vary depending on your dose and physician orders.
Will my infusion treatment affect my birth control or other prescribed medications?
Consult with your physician and pharmacist about your specific mix of medications.
Will I be confined to a pump and an IV pole all day?
The administration device depends on your medication. Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you.
Can I go on vacation?
Often yes. Consult with your care team.
Does insurance cover home infusion services?
Our team will carefully review your personal insurance plan, check your benefits and notify you of coverage.
Does Medicare cover home infusion services?
Medicare covers some home infusion services. Our intake team is happy to check your benefits and let you know.
What type of charges can I expect?
Our team will contact your insurance company and estimate the services you are to receive and inform you upfront of the expenses you can expect before covering your deductible.
What should I do in case of an emergency?
Contact us. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 913-588-2600.
What should I do if my lines get blocked or closed?
We offer a 24-hour care line. Call 913-588-2600, follow the prompts and you will be transferred to the appropriate extension to assist with your request.