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Home Is Where Her Health Is

Home Is Where Her Health Is

Sandie is full of energy. With her busy life, she never stops moving. At age 70, she swims, plays golf, and jumps around in the bouncy house with her 2-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Nicholas.

But to sustain her healthy lifestyle, she needs IV nutrition every day, and the nearest hospital is an hour away. Fortunately, Sandie can get the care she needs right at home, thanks to Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Healthcare @ Home program. The staff provides all-day nutrition for Sandie through home infusion therapy. It comes in a convenient backpack that she can take along wherever she goes.

With the flexibility and convenience of portable infusion therapy, Nicholas’ “Grammie” is able to go sledding with him. She is living proof that high-quality home health care can help keep an active lifestyle fun at any age.

When home is the right place for care

Many home health care patients are elderly, disabled, chronically ill, or recovering from surgery. But others, like Sandie, may need to get health care at home because they need frequent access to IV nutrition or medication.

That’s when AHN’s Healthcare @ Home program can help. Nurses, social workers, health aides, and others provide services to meet each patient’s individual needs. These include:

  • Skilled and specialty nursing
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Bathing and personal grooming 
  • Medical management
  • Telehealth monitoring

Infusing better health with home care

For patients like Sandie, home infusion therapy can:

  • Be an essential, safe treatment for acute or chronic illness
  • Give them access to intravenous medicines and nutritional support
  • Reduce the number of hospital stays and trips to the doctor’s office

Through AHN’s Healthcare @ Home infusion therapy program, patients can receive:

  • Antibiotics
  • Total parenteral nutrition or enteral therapy
  • Pain management
  • Hydration
  • Chemotherapy

Kindness begins at home

The compassionate, caring professionals at AHN’s Healthcare @ Home program can help patients maintain their independence — just as Sandie intends to keep up her on-the-go lifestyle for years to come. 

One call equals one stop, home-based health care

To arrange for home health, hospice, palliative or infusion therapy services, call 1.800.381.8080. The staff can also arrange for delivery of medical equipment and supplies.

Learn more about home health