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Apismellis Homecare is a Medicare / Medicaid certified Agency. If you are eligible for Medicare A Benefits, we will provide benefits at no costs to you or your family. We are also affiliated with major managed care plans and most insurance carriers.

Home Infusion Services: Professional Infusion Nurses

As a leading home health care company for seniors, those returning home from a hospital stay, and individuals living with chronic illnesses, Apismellis Homecare offers home infusion services and IV infusion therapy. Our experienced and professional infusion nurses can offer home infusion services for patients dealing with a number of diseases including chronic and even rare diseases. In addition to providing patients with accurate home infusion services, these infusion nurses can answer questions and help educate patients.

Our home infusion nurses will work closely with each patient's pharmacist and physician to make sure that care and treatment goals are met and care is coordinated. Your home infusion nurse will work to help you feel at ease with your treatment, monitor your progress, report to your doctor, and coordinate your supply needs. With our home infusion services, patients are able to return to their normal routines and, in some cases, return to work while still on therapy. Finally, as Apismellis Homecare is a Medicare / Medicaid certified agency and is affiliated with many major managed care plans and most insurance carriers, our team will help you with insurance verification and authorization so that you can receive your home infusion services.

About Home Infusion Services

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. IV infusion therapy and home infusion services are prescribed when a patient's condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically during home infusion services, an infusion nurse provides drugs intravenously through what is called IV infusion therapy. However, our home infusion services also include the administration of drugs through other non-oral routes including with intramuscular injections and epidural routes.

Diseases Our Home Infusion Nurses Treat

A home infusion nurse can provide IV infusion therapy for a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. Typically, diseases that require infusion therapy include those that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, and gastrointestinal diseases or disorders that prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Some types of conditions, which may require a person to receive home infusion services, include cellulitis, sepsis, osteomyelitis, certain cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Our available home infusion services include:

  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Steroid therapy for MS patients
  • Colony stimulating factors
  • Chemotherapy and nausea control
  • Hydration
  • Pain management
  • Midline catheter and PICC placement
  • Central line catheter maintenance
  • Hyperemesis

Request your Home Infusion Nurse

If you are an appropriate candidate for home infusion services, Apismellis Homecare can provide a home infusion nurse for your IV infusion therapy. Our professional home infusion services are available to seniors and patients located near any of our three locations in St. Louis, Missouri, Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Parker, Arizona. Our infusion nurses follow standards established by the Intravenous Society, have extensive experience teaching patients and their caregivers how to administer IV medications, and are knowledgeable in the clinical monitoring of IV therapy. Our registered nurses’ skills are validated annually, and many of our home infusion nurses are certified by the Intravenous Nurses Certification Corporation and hold the CRNI credential.

In order to qualify for our home infusion services and IV infusion treatment all patients must meet the following admission guidelines.

  • Patient must have immediate access to a telephone.
  • The home environment must provide adequate conditions for home infusion therapy.
  • The patient and the caregiver must understand the procedures and potential side effects of the treatment and must agree to the treatment plan.