chemo@home: less infection risk for patients when they are treated at home
At-home treatments have become more crucial than ever, something that nurse Lorna Cook and pharmacist Julie Adams have long been advocating for.
“COVID-19 has made everyone realise what we have been saying all these years, that there is less infection risk for patients when they are treated at home in their own environment, and it’s more comfortable and convenient,” says Lorna.
chemo@home, part of Lorna and Julie’s company View Health, is the largest provider of home-based infusion services in Australia.
The cost is covered by most health funds (no gap), with a 24 hour hotline available to support participants. Once in the program, a nurse comes out to the patient’s home to administer their treatment. This contact also enables the patient to speak with the nurse from the comfort and privacy of their own home.
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