Lincare recognizes that each oxygen therapy patient has a unique set of circumstances based on the progression of their disease state, desired activity level and personal preference. Oxygen concentrators, stationary and portable oxygen systems and high pressure cylinders are available to coincide with each physician's prescription. It’s our belief that when patient needs are most accurately met that patient outcomes continue to improve.
Regular monitoring of how closely each respiratory patient follows the prescribed course of treatment helps Lincare ensure 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. Our wide suite of services also allows for program modifications to be made quickly to accommodate fluctuation in disease condition or change in lifestyle need. As a result, patients and physicians can rest assured that Lincare is equipped to be a long-term partner in the fight against COPD and other respiratory disease.
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 COPD and asthma. Lincare offers electronic and portable nebulizers to correspond with any patient lifestyle need or requirement.
Additionally, Lincare’s Reliant Pharmacy facilitates direct patient delivery of respiratory medications as prescribed by the physician. Lincare respiratory medication and nebulizer patients beneft from on-going clinical support that leads to overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of patient compliance. Plus, with a varied formulary, Lincare is able to provide nebulized clinical equivalents to many metered or dry powder inhaler on the market. This offers a specific benefit to our patients in the midst of a progressive disease state that disallows proper deposition to the lungs via inhaler.
Our formulary includes:
Lincare 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. Lincare's home infusion services are a cost-effective alternative to lengthy hospitalizations.
Our home infusion therapy program services include:
Sleep disorders can impact one’s health, mood and energy levels. Recommended treatments for sleep disorders are 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 and central sleep apnea.
Most patients utilizing CPAP report better quality sleep, more energy, increased alertness, and improved cognitive function. Understandably, for treatments to be effective, patients must comply with their prescription. Lincare’s professionally-trained staff helps patients maximize compliance through careful instruction and follow-up monitoring.
Committed to and experienced in long-term home mechanical ventilation, Lincare specializes in the provision of ventilator equipment and aids. The Lincare Home Ventilator program enables the ventilator-dependent patient to have as much normalcy as possible in their life while still receiving complex medical treatment. Lincare’s is strongly committed to providing clinical support for patients and educational assistance for caregivers. In short, it is our standard to care to help ensure a stable home environment for the ventilator-dependent patient.
Many Lincare locations have registered and licensed dietitians who manage enteral patients from their initial point of referral 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.
Lincare’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
Lincare provides special consideration for pediatric patients based on their age, level of understanding and functional capabilities. Treatment plans are carefully developed for each patient to deliver the most appropriate education and therapy program possible. Guardians, family and caregivers are included in therapy plans and are empowered with access to clinical education, support and assessment 24 hours a day.