Act Now DME responds to the needs of every patient by providing the type of oxygen system most appropriate for his or her lifestyle. Oxygen concentrators, stationary and portable liquid oxygen systems, and high pressure cylinders are available to coincide with each physician’s prescription—and with consideration of each patient’s activity level.
Regular monitoring of how closely each respiratory patient follows the prescribed course of treatment helps Act Now DME ensure patient compliance with liter flow and hours of use. It is this regular monitoring that increases the likelihood that patients will receive the maximum benefit from prescribed therapies, since program modifications can be made quickly to accommodate changes in lifestyle and disease condition.
Nebulizers—which aerosolize respiratory medications for direct deposition in the upper and lower airways—are offered for use in the treatment of many diseases, including asthma. Act Now DME offers electronic and portable nebulizers to correspond with each patient’s needs and lifestyle.
Act Now DME’s Reliant Pharmacy provides respiratory medications as prescribed by the physician, delivered directly to the patients’ home.
Our formulary includes:
- Albuterol Sulfate
- Ipratropium Bromide
- Albuterol 2.5mg/Ipratropium 0.5mg in a 3 ml vial
- Perforomist ®
- Brovana ®
Act Now DME infusion pharmacies are staffed by teams of experienced, professional clinical pharmacists who are proactively involved in monitoring patient management—including responses and outcomes to prescribed therapies. Act now DME’s home infusion services are a cost-effective alternative to lengthy hospitalizations.
Our home infusion therapy program services include:
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Antibiotic therapy
- Pain management
- Hydration therapy
- Enteral therapy
- AIDS-related therapies
- Inotropic therapy
- Inhalation therapy (Pentamidine)
Sleep disorders can impact one’s health, mood and energy levels. Recommended treatments for sleep disorders are the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), as well as Bi-level devices, which provide airflow at prescribed pressures during sleep and help maintain open airways in patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Most patients utilizing CPAP report better quality sleep, more energy, increased alertness, and improved cognitive function. But for treatments to be effective, patients must comply with their prescription. It’s not difficult with Lincare since our professionally-trained staff helps patients maximize compliance through careful instruction and follow-up monitoring.
Committed to and experienced in long-term home mechanical ventilation, Act Now DME specializes in the provision of ventilator equipment and aids. The Act Now DME Home Ventilator program enables the ventilator-dependent patient to have as much normalcy as possible in their life while still receiving complex medical treatment. Act Now DME’s strong commitment to educating and training caregivers, and our clinical expertise all help ensure the most safe home environment for the ventilator-dependent patient.
Many Act Now DME locations have registered and licensed dietitians who manage enteral patients from the initial point of referral and through the life of their feeding tube. These Medical Nutrition Specialists receive comprehensive, thorough training for home enteral therapy interventions and focus on the delivery of complete in-home clinical solutions.
Act Now DME’s enteral therapy services include:
- Initial nutritional assessment by a licensed dietitian
- At-home instruction and setup for patient and care person upon discharge from the hospital by a licensed dietitian.
- 24-hour follow-up after home care admission and education
- Ongoing follow-up to assess nutritional needs and compliance with feedings
- Feedback to physician and/or home health agency
- 24/7 availability of a licensed dietitian
Act Now DME offers special consideration for pediatric patients based on their age, level of understanding, and functional capabilities. Plans of care are carefully developed for each patient to deliver the most appropriate education and therapy programs possible. And as guardians to these young pediatric patients, family and caregivers are included in therapy plans and goals.