parenteral nutrition (TPN) and enteral nutrition therapies are prescribed
in cases where the patient cannot receive adequate nutrition by mouth.
With these therapies, nutrition is accomplished via a tube placed
either into the gastrointestinal tract below the area of the disease,
or into the veins.
A registered nurse specializing in nutrition support first consults
with the referring physician, then provides personalized training
for the patient and family members who may actually administer the
treatment. Prior to the start of home nutrition therapy, supplies
and medications are delivered to provide a smooth transition. Horizon
Healthcare Services also provides instruction in nutrition therapies
for nursing home staffs. This one-to-one interaction with physician,
home health nurse, patient, and patient family provides continuity
in the plan of care.
Horizon Healthcare Services provides all nutrients, equipment,
and materials, which the patient may store and use as directed at