IV therapy is a method of delivering medication that seniors may find beneficial. It’s given through a needle or catheter placed in a vein in the arm. This allows your senior loved ones to get the proper dose of liquids or medications through an infusion into the bloodstream.
IV infusions are commonly used when seniors need to receive large amounts of fluids over an extended period. It is an excellent way to increase hydration in seniors with trouble swallowing and taking enough fluids. Hydration is essential for everyone, but it’s particularly crucial for the elderly. If your senior loved one has been hospitalized recently, it’s even more critical that they remain well-hydrated.
IV therapy is also recommended if your senior loved one is experiencing any side effects from oral medications, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. In addition to addressing the medical conditions mentioned above, IV therapy can also help seniors with digestive issues caused by specific foods or beverages that may cause discomfort.
Here at Magnolia Home Care Service, a licensed provider of home care services in Savannah Georgia, we have registered nurses who can administer IV therapies for your senior loved ones.
We also offer other skilled nursing services such as mobility assistance, wound care, and more.
If you need reliable personal care in Georgia, feel free to reach out. Let us help prepare a comprehensive care plan for you and your senior loved ones.