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At Home Medical Equipment Can Help Patients in Boston

November 20th, 2012 by -

There are many ways that home medical equipment can help residents in Boston.

Home health is not just for seniors or those who’ve been discharged from the hospital after a surgical procedure.

Home health care can help people of all ages dealing with certain health problems, and for seniors, home health can be a preventive service to reduce hospitalizations, medication dosage errors and prevent falls.

At home care can assist people who aren’t sick enough to be, or stay, hospitalized, but who need help protecting and preserving their health at home.

Before modern medicine, providing medical care in the home was quite common and hospitalization was rare. Today, the trend is to reduce hospital stays to contain costs, so home health care is gaining popularity.

While some people think home health care is only for seniors or the critically disabled, it can be beneficial for anyone who needs routine or occasional medical care and is not mobile or well enough to travel to and from the hospital. It may be considered for patients of any age who are:

  • Recovering from an illness
  • Undergoing treatment
  • Disabled
  • Chronically ill
  • Terminally ill

Approximately 12 million people in the United States are homebound and require some form of home medical care and equipment for such common conditions as diabetes, heart failure, chronic skin ulcers, osteoarthritis and hypertension.

For more information on at-home medical equipment, contact Boston Home Infusion.

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Home Medical Equipment and At-Home Care is Celebrated in November

November 13th, 2012 by -

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. This month the focus is on the importance of at-home medical care. Unless we’re personally faced with an unexpected medical diagnosis or situation, home health care is not thought about by most families.

November is a time to educate people about the important services that are provided by Boston Home Infusion.

Boston Home Infusion specializes in providing health care services to the at home patients needing infusion services, respiratory services, enteral therapy, and durable medical equipment for the adult, pediatric and neonatal patients.

Due to changing technological advances, and an increase in the population’s desire to age in place, more people now receive a wide range of health care services in their own homes. Boston Home Infusion is a provider of community-based home medical equipment, contact us for more information.

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Medical Care in the Comfort of Home

November 12th, 2012 by -

Jodi Jarvis is one that doesn’t take life for granted. She keeps a sunny disposition, despite the kidney scares she’s had over the past few years.

It might be because she does her dialysis treatments at home, rather than commuting to a clinic. The home treatment is gradually becoming more common, and it gives her more options and freedom.

She was diagnosed with chronic renal disease at Stage 5 and began peritoneal dialysis treatments in the comfort of her home.

Jarvis has been doing her treatments with home medical equipment for the past two years. The machine is complex, too. If it suspects anything is wrong, it’ll begin to beep and will list what’s going on.

For close family members like her son, it is easier knowing she is happier have her medical care done at home where she is comfortable.

Additionally, she keeps a good attitude which may at least be partially attributed to doing home dialysis verses outpatient dialysis at a clinic. There’s work and education involved, learning how to make sure the area is clean when setting up and the process itself. There are also monthly doctor checkups, but the whole process is worth it for her.

“The nice thing about home dialysis is there’s growing evidence that patients who do dialysis at home also tend to have increased longevity and reduced hospitalizations,” said Jill Eldridge, a Registered Nurse. “They feel more empowered to have those lifestyle choices that help them do well. It’s a chance to help them regain control of their life.”

Jarvis is currently on the waiting to receive a kidney transplant, hoping to have a transplant within the next year. But for now, she’s able to do her treatments in the evenings and overnight, which frees up her day to do what she pleases. Usually it’s watching soaps, reading, camping, gardening, everyday activities, but it’s something that she enjoys all the more now.

“Being able to do this at home has made her healthier,” said Dr. Imler. “She’s functioning at a much higher level now… It’s like watching a beautiful flower bloom.”

“I want people to know there’s options out there,” Cook said.

For information on at-home medical equipment, contact Boston Home Infusion.

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At Home Medical Equipment Makes Care More Comfortable and Convenient

November 9th, 2012 by -

When patients are hospitalized, whether for a new ailment or for a chronic disease, waiting until the day they are being released from the hospital before having a plan in place for continued care is too late. When you  or a loved one suffers from a chronic illness, where hospital care is unnecessary or extravagant, but continued care is necessary, durable medical equipment can make healing more comfortable.

By having a plan in place, you or your loved ones are not forced to make fast decisions that may not be right for you. Patients are known to get better faster at home, and at home medical equipment makes care at home more comfortable and convenient for both the patient and the caregiver.

Whether the need is for respiratory equipment, feeding equipment, or durable medical equipment for the bathrooms or bedroom, Boston Home Infusion is run by specialists who can help you decide what you need.

For more information on Durable medical equipment, contact Boston Home Infusion.

Make Home Care more Comfortable and Convenient with Home Medical Equipment

October 24th, 2012 by -

Boston Home Infusion specializes in providing health care services to the at home patients needing infusion therapy, respiratory services, enteral therapy, and durable medical equipment for the adult, pediatric and neonatal patients.

Home medical equipment allows patients to sleep, breath, and eat easier, in order to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from chronic illness and respiratory conditions. Durable medical equipment and respiratory, infusion and enteral therapy equipment offer care givers the ability to provide comfortable care at home in order to treat and manage conditions that affect millions of Americans each year.

Designed with the patient in mind, durable medical equipment, respiratory and infusion therapy equipment allows for quality health care to be brought into the home, enabling those with chronic disease and respiratory conditions to maintain their freedom and independence.

The role of the homecare provider has never been more critical, and home medical equipment makes homecare more comfortable and convenient for the patient. Boston Home Infusion is committed to helping homecare providers enhance the lives of their loved ones by delivering cost-effective solutions for better treatment, monitoring and management of their conditions.

These services help people stay independent and in their homes for as long as possible. For more information contact Boston Home Infusion.

Oxygen Therapy for Patients at Home

October 4th, 2012 by -

Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides a patient with extra oxygen. Some diseases and
conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen from the air.

Oxygen therapy can help you or your loved one function better and be more active longer. With
oxygen therapy, oxygen is supplied in a metal cylinder, as a concentrator or portable. There are
two ways the oxygen is delivered to your lungs. It flows through a tube

  • into the nose from two small plastic tubes that are placed in both nostrils.
  • through a face mask fitted over the nose and mouth.

Oxygen therapy can be provided at home for those patients who do not need to be in the hospital.
If you or a loved one needs oxygen therapy for a chronic condition, contact Boston Home
Infusion
for your oxygen therapy equipment.

Home Health Care Allows Older Loved Ones to Age in Place

September 27th, 2012 by -

Too many folks are providing home health care to a loved one. However, home care is the best
alternative for many patients. Being at home fosters a healing environment. Instead of being in a
hospital, through Boston Home Infusion, your loved one can receive care in their home, with all the
equipment and related tools needed to treat their health condition.

Home health durable medical equipment costs considerable less than in hospital care, and we provide 24/7 live
support, in the instance you need us we are there.

Patients who can get well or be treated at home fare better being cared for at home in familiar
surroundings. As Americans age, a growing number of older citizens face the possibility of nursing
homes or institutional-care facilities. Not only are there not enough facilities to meet the demand, many
families can’t afford it.

Aging in Place refers to the growing amount of those who would rather be cared for at home. Providing
healthcare services at home meets this need. Enteral therapy, respiratory services and durable medical
equipment
are only part of your loved one’s healthcare needs.

Do you have a sick or ailing loved one that needs home care? Contact us.

Demand for Home Health Care Equipment Soaring

September 19th, 2012 by -

Demand for home health care equipment is soaring as baby boomers get older and states try to save money by moving people out of more costly nursing homes and hospitals and health care facilities send patients home faster.

While research, antibiotics and life-saving technology have extended the average American lifespan, fattier diets, sedentary lifestyles and the natural effects of aging are creating more health challenges for today’s elderly.

Home medical care and equipment allows families to help patients recovering from intensive care units, as well as those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, pulmonary or heart diseases, and neurological and psychological conditions.

Boston Home Infusion, a durable medical equipment supplier, helps seniors and others with chronic illness live safely and well at home.

As health care costs rise there has also been a rise in the demand for home health services and equipment.

Loved ones and home nurses are treating more and more patients who have been released from the hospital sooner than in past years.

The sick and the elderly now come home the day after an operation and families must be there to provide care and equipment for them and their families. Let Boston Home Infusion help, contact us.

Patients Benefit from At Home Care with Durable Medical Equipment

August 23rd, 2012 by -

Boston Home Infusion is a durable medical equipment supplier, that is targeting patients with long-term care needs.

Supplying medical equipment to patients who require long-term care and recurring services at home and those who need long-term, recurring services, supplies and equipment is what we do best. By getting your medical care at home, patients benefit from a stronger patient-caregiver relationship, patients experience better mental health, and routines of patient-caregiver become better established.

Patients need long-term services and supplies for a variety of reasons, a few of which are chronic disease, stroke, diabetes, MS and COPD. Boston Home Infusion is able to meet the supply and equipment needs of these patients and their caregivers.

Receiving medical care at home allows patients benefit from consistent care and caregivers they trust and are comfortable with. For more information on durable medical equipment, contact us.

 

Patient’s Quality Of Life is Dependent on Their Comfort

August 8th, 2012 by -

Caring for a loved one at home is not easy. It is even more difficult without the right equipment. For the comfort of the patient, it is important to have all the right equipment, and Boston Home Infusion can provide it to you. From walkers and canes to hospital beds, bath accessories, and wheelchairs, we can make your patient more comfortable and make providing care easier for you.

Throughout New England, we offer a strong knowledge base, proven expertise, as well as quality patient care services and a continuity of medical treatment plans. If you are providing health care services to the at home patient and are in need of durable medical equipment, you need a provider and a partner you can trust.

Boston Home Infusion offers unparalleled accessibility, responsiveness, and flexibility in meeting your patient’s needs. You loved one’s quality of life is dependent on their comfort and their ability to easily complete tasks like showering and eating. Help improve your patient’s quality of life through the provision of superior, innovative and cost-effective services and equipment. Contact us.

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