McLaren Caro Region - Outpatient Infusion Services 401 North Hooper Street, Caro, MI 48723 Phone: (989) 673-3141
McLaren Home Infusion (Serving all areas) 1515 Cal Drive, Davison, MI 48423 Phone: (855) 769-7030

Home Infusion

McLaren Home Infusion provides patients the intravenous medications and fluids they need in the comfort of their own home. Home infusion is safe and effective, lowers the risk of infection, and has been shown to reduce rehospitalizations. If you are recovering from injury, being treated for an infection, 0r living with a chronic illness, home infusion therapy may be a safe and effective option for you.

What is home infusion?

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through an IV or catheter. It is usually prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be effectively treated with medication by mouth. Traditionally provided only in the hospital, infusion therapy can now be safely provided in the comfort of home, giving patients more freedom to continue to live independently.
If your physician recommends home infusion therapy, our specially-trained infusion team will partner with you to:

  • Create an individualized care plan specific to your health needs and goals
  • Provide education on how to administer the medication
  • Monitor symptoms and make sure you are comfortable
  • Determine frequency of home visits from your infusion nurse
  • Maintain regular communication with your physician
  • Work closely with dedicated pharmacists to ensure your medication is safe and correct

Qualifications for home infusion

Diseases that commonly require infusion therapy include infections unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders, and more.  Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include congestive heart failure, Crohn's disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more.

Coverage of home infusion

Home infusion therapy involves the delivery of medication as well as professional services, including specialized equipment and supplies, to ensure safe and effective administration of the therapy. Most insurance plans cover home infusion medication and services. However, there are broad differences in the coverage of each insurance provider. Before you begin home infusion, we will let you know how much your insurance will cover. We will also tell you if any services are not covered, and how much you will be responsible for out-of-pocket.

Home infusion services

McLaren Home Infusion offers a range of services and therapies to meet the specific needs of patients who cannot take oral medications for their condition. Home infusion services include skilled nursing and patient/caregiver education. Therapies offered include:

  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Immunomodulators
  • Immunoglobulin/IV and subcutaneous therapies
  • Anti-infective therapy
  • Inotropic therapy
  • Hemophilia replacement factors
  • Steroid therapy
  • Hydration therapy
  • Pain management
  • Alpha-1 therapy
  • ALS treatment (Radicava)

The home infusion team

The clinical home infusion team monitors patient progress by reviewing labs, consulting with the physician, and communicating with the nurse and patient. Our pharmacists provide dosing services for all therapies. Your team may include:

  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Dietitian
  • Registered nurse specializing in home infusion

How to get a referral

Your physician must write a prescription for home infusion therapy. To speak with a member of the McLaren Home Infusion intake team, call (800) 774-6999.

Service area

McLaren Home Infusion serves the entire lower peninsula of Michigan. To verify if McLaren Home Infusion is available where you call home, call (800) 774-6999.

Quality

McLaren Home Infusion is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) and The Joint Commission (JCAHO).

CHAP Provider Seal
Joint Commission National Quality Approval

Patient information

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