If you have never undergone infusion therapy before, it is natural to feel a little nervous or uncertain about your first appointment. However, at Suite Life Health & Wellness, we provide a spa-like environment that ensures your comfort and welcomes all our patients.

Our private and cozy rooms are equipped with amenities like recliners, TV and internet access, and snacks, creating a home-like atmosphere during your visit. Rest assured, we prioritize your well-being and aim to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Here are things you should know before your first infusion appointment:

Understanding Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy is the process of delivering medication directly into your bloodstream through a needle or catheter. This method allows for faster absorption and more significant effects, making it an efficient treatment option for various medical conditions. The most commonly treated diseases through infusion therapy include cancer, immune deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders, and multiple sclerosis.

Types of Infusion Therapy

At Suite Life, we offer several types of infusion treatment, including:

Tips Before Your First Infusion Appointment

Here are a few things to keep in mind before your first treatment:

  • 1. Arrive Early

    It is important to arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment. This will give you enough time to check in, complete any necessary paperwork, and get settled in the infusion area comfortably before your infusion begins.

  • 2. Wear Comfortable Clothing

    Infusion therapy sessions can take several hours, so we recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing. This will allow for better movement and reduce any discomfort during your appointment.

  • 3. Stay Hydrated

    Drinking plenty of water before your infusion can help make the process smoother. It is also important to continue hydrating after your session to help flush out any toxins or medications from your body.

  • 4. Bring Entertainment

    To help you pass the time during the infusion process, bring a book, magazine, headphones, or a laptop. We also have TVs and internet access in our rooms for your convenience.

  • 5. Ask Questions

    If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, don't be afraid to ask our experienced staff. We are always happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

  • 6. Bring a Companion

    While our infusion center is designed to provide comfort and relaxation, having a friend or family member accompany you can also help ease any anxiety you may have. They can also provide support and keep you company during the session.

During the Procedure

Once you arrive at our facility, our trained medical staff will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. They will also take your vital signs and ensure that you are comfortable before beginning the infusion. Nurses can provide warm blankets if you get cold. The procedure itself usually involves sitting in a recliner or bed while the medication is slowly administered through an IV line.

During your session, you may experience some mild discomfort from the needle insertion, but this should subside quickly. You can also expect to feel relaxed and possibly drowsy during the infusion, so make sure to have a companion or arrange for a ride home afterward. Your infusion nurses will also monitor your progress throughout the session and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your safety and comfort.

After Your Appointment

Once the infusion is complete, our staff will remove the IV and monitor you for a short time to ensure that you are feeling well before you leave. You may experience some minor side effects such as mild nausea or fatigue, but these should subside within a few hours.

It is important to follow any aftercare instructions provided by your medical team, such as staying hydrated and avoiding strenuous activities for the rest of the day.

Ready to Schedule Your First Infusion Appointment?

Infusion therapy is a highly effective and efficient treatment option for various medical conditions. At Suite Life Health & Wellness, we offer personalized care and treatment plans with a spa-like environment for a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our patients. Whether it's your first time receiving infusion therapy or if you're a returning patient, our team is dedicated to making your experience as easy and comfortable as possible.

Trust Suite Life Health & Wellness to provide the best care for you and your health needs. Contact us today to schedule your first infusion appointment or learn more about our services. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.

Frequently Asked Question

How long does an infusion session typically last?

The length of an infusion session can vary depending on the type of medication being administered and your individual needs. Typically, infusions can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Our team will work with you to schedule appointments at times that fit into your routine and minimize disruptions to your daily life.

Can I eat or drink during my infusion therapy session?

Yes, you are allowed to have light snacks and beverages during your infusion therapy session. However, please consult with our staff before consuming any food or drinks as certain medications may require fasting beforehand.

How often do I need to receive infusion therapy?

The frequency of your infusion sessions will depend on your condition and the treatment plan prescribed by our care team. Some patients may require ongoing infusions while others may only need occasional infusions. Our team will work closely with you and your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.