Post Acute Care/ Discharge Care
BridgeCare's Discharge Service offers 60 days of antibiotic management and orders in the patient's home.
Home Intravenous Antibiotic Management
BridgeCare Specialists of Michigan is a virtual healthcare provider that offers a range of services, including home IV antibiotics management. Here are some specific reasons why home IV antibiotics management can be a useful service:
Monitoring of Symptoms: Prolonged IV antibiotic treatment can have side effects, such as allergic reactions and gastrointestinal symptoms. Regular follow-up care allows healthcare providers to monitor patients' symptoms and adjust their treatment plans accordingly.
Management of Lines: Patients receiving prolonged IV antibiotics often require IV access lines, which can increase the risk of infections and other complications. Regular follow-up care can help ensure that central lines are properly maintained, and any potential complications are identified early.
Medication Management: Prolonged IV antibiotic treatment can be complex, with multiple medications required to manage the patient's condition effectively. Regular follow-up care can help ensure that patients are taking their medications correctly and that their medications are adjusted as needed to manage their symptoms.
Prevention of Complications: Patients receiving prolonged IV antibiotics are at increased risk of complications, such as bloodstream infections and antibiotic resistance. Regular follow-up care can help identify these complications early, when they are more easily managed and treated.
Education and Support: Patients requiring prolonged IV antibiotic treatment often require education and support to manage their condition effectively. Regular follow-up care can provide patients with the education and support they need to understand their condition, manage their symptoms, and make necessary lifestyle modifications.
Convenience: By providing home IV antibiotics management, BridgeCare Specialists of Michigan allows patients to receive necessary antibiotics in the comfort of their own homes. This can be especially beneficial for patients who have mobility or transportation issues, as well as those who may live far from a healthcare facility.
Cost-effectiveness: Home IV antibiotics management can be a more cost-effective option than hospitalization, SAR stays, or frequent clinic visits. By avoiding hospitalization and SAR placement, patients may save money on hospital bills, and BridgeCare Specialists of Michigan can reduce the overall cost of care.
Improved patient outcomes: Home IV antibiotics management can also lead to improved patient outcomes, as patients are in a familiar environment and may be more comfortable. This can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute to faster healing and recovery times.
Comprehensive care: BridgeCare Specialists of Michigan provides comprehensive care for patients receiving home IV antibiotics, including medication management, monitoring for potential complications, and regular check-ins with healthcare providers. This ensures that patients receive the best possible care while at home.
Expertise: BridgeCare Specialists of Michigan has a team of experienced healthcare providers who specialize in home IV antibiotics management. These specialists have the knowledge and expertise needed to provide patients with safe, effective care, and to quickly address any issues that may arise during treatment.
Overall, home IV antibiotics management is a valuable service offered by BridgeCare Specialists that can help patients receive the care they need in a convenient, cost-effective, and safe manner.
BridgeCare partners with local infusion companies and licensed Registered Nurses who have extensive training and proficiency in infusion services and assist patients being treated for an infection. A broad range of services is offered to complement all other care and designed to ensure healthcare continuity, avoid preventable poor outcomes, and promote the safe and timely transfer of patients.
BridgeCare can accept referrals from the following locations:
Inpatient acute care hospital
Inpatient psychiatric hospital
Hospital Observation Units
Patients leaving the Emergency Room or Urgent care are not eligible for discharge services through BridgeCare.
All private, commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare plans are accepted outside of HMO plans. If you are unsure of the plan type, please give us a call and we will help verify.
BridgeCare coordinates video visits in the comfort of the patients home.
What we do:
Quick Follow-Up Contact
If patients don't hear from us while they're still in inpatient care, they can expect a call within the first day or two after discharge.
Review of Discharge
We go over the patient's inpatient stay and help them make an indivualized plan of recovery.
BridgeCare partners closely with home cares to make sure patients are getting the services they need, as soon as they can.
We offer weekly video or phone follow-up appointments . We check in with a patients' progress and make sure their needs are being met.
Appointments Within 7 Days
All our new patient appointments typically happen within the first seven days of discharge, which helps 'bridge' patients and meet their most pressing needs.
Our providers adjust medications, refill prescriptions, and even oversee IV antibiotics and parenteral nutrition.
For patients with chronic conditions, BridgeCare offers health literacy coaching. Our goal is to make sure patients understand how to best care and advocate for themselves. In doing so we can empower them to seek care at the appropriate places.
When it's time for patients to 'graduate' from our services, we ensure they have enough medications and resources to take the next step in their care.