Home healthcare services are usually explored as an option for the elderly or people with disabilities. In times of a pandemic that quarantined all of us at home, however, patients involved in clinical trials can also benefit from them, all the while allowing researchers to keep collecting data. From administering drugs at home to monitoring patients, those involved in clinical trials can use all available resources to keep their study going. Below you will find a list of in-home care providers (some specifically geared towards the industry) that you can rely on in the time of Covid-19.
The National Agency Location Service helps you find home care providers in any particular area of the country. Their data includes more than 33,000 agencies, so you can just enter the ZIP code, city and state and browse for home healthcare providers.
This “HERO network” of healthcare professionals across the USA is taking visits to the patients to support clinical trials and keep them right on track even during a pandemic. They also offer support with data collection.
This in-home health care provider is specialised in services geared towards clinical trials. Their direct to/from Patient (DTP/DFP) services are meant to enhance patient centricity in clinical research and bring the industry closer to a virtual trial landscape.
This adaptable mobile healthcare workforce for clinical trial home visits covers locations in the US, Canada and parts of Europe. They conduct at-home data collection and process samples according to study protocols.
With broad national geographic coverage, this provider of home nursing services aims to support decentralized clinical trials. They offer a patient-centric model to help recruitment and retention.
This global network brings protocol visits to your patients to expand your research. They cover more than 45 countries and provide home health visits and support with data collection.
GlobalCare is a clinical network of ambulant clinicians and country coordinators for trials in the home or alternate-site settings. They cover over 50 countries.
With offices and the US and Poland, this global leader remains dedicated to their mission of providing alternate site solutions to the clinical trial model even during the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re continually monitoring the situation and following the CDC and WHO guidelines.
If you are looking for a provider whose main expertise is infusion treatments, Option Care Health covers 45 states. The provider delivers advanced intravenous treatments available for a wide range of serious, acute and chronic conditions.
For paediatric patients, Aveanna Healthcare provides in-home nursing, therapy, enteral nutrition, and autism services in 23 states. They are beginning to expand their services to include adult patients but what they do best is pediatric home care, which is probably your main concern if your trial includes minors.
Right at Home is qualified at providing medication monitoring, transportation to doctor’s offices and other appointments, as well as organization of schedules and appointments. They show commitment to lowering the risk of Covid-19 by adhering to the CDC and WHO guidelines.
The provider offers limited geographical coverage but for trial sites in the state of Texas, Dallas Home Health Care can cover in-home nursing and health aide.
Addus Home Care covers 25 states and provides home healthcare services that include nursing and physical therapy. It can be a useful solution for trials taking place in:
Arizona, California, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, etc.
Bayada offers adult as well as pediatric in-home care in 23 states and 6 countries. Home visits, paediatrics, nursing, and medication management are on their services. Their team includes physicians, nurses and physician assistants and they cover a broad spectrum of home care for children and adults.
For infusion services, you can also consider Allina Health. The provider works closely with pharmacists and can monitor symptoms to offer support 24/7 (by phone during the night). They promote their services for autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, nutritional or gastrointestinal disorders, primary immune deficiencies and cover 3 states.
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