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Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomies by improving their Quality of life and where we also provide tailor made solutions to hospitals and Intensive Care Units to save money and resources, whilst providing Quality Care!
In the last blog I talked about
CAN YOU LIVE ON A VENTILATOR AND TRACHEOSTOMY WITH A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE?
You can check out last week’s blog by clicking on the link here.
In today’s blog I want to talk about the contrast of clients experiences when they are at home on life support with intensive care at home compared to when they are staying in intensive care long-term!
A Patient experience nurse 24 hours a day at home for half of the cost!
In recent years many intensive care units (ICU’s) have created positions for “Patient experience nurses”.
These positions are focusing on delivering better Patient experiences in intensive care…
Those positions are mainly focused on the experiences of long-term intensive care Patients.
Those positions are missing the point especially when it comes to long-term ICU/PICU Patients.
Long-term ICU/PICU Patients especially on ventilation with tracheostomy don’t need a Patient experience nurse in intensive care, what they need is to go home with an accredited and specialised service like intensive care at home!
Once long-term ICU/PICU Patients have left a depressing and sterile intensive care environment and gone home to continue care and treatment at home by having 24/7 ICU/PICU nurses come to their home they don’t need hospital or ICU/PICU based “patient experience nurses”.
What they can get at home can’t compare with ICU/PICU because the Patient or client experience at home can’t be matched in ICU/PICU or long-term weaning units.
The families experiences at home also can’t be matched in ICU/PICU or in long-term weaning units.
The client and family experience is so much better at home than in ICU/PICU period.
Compare “living” in ICU/PICU or long-term weaning units to having 24/7 ICU/PICU nursing skills coming to a client’s and family home and continue care and treatment in the warmth of their own home.
Our clients and their families have a team of highly skilled “patient experience nurses” come to their home 24/7 to create their experience in the environment of their choosing.
This experience is a much better experience compared to “living” in ICU/PICU.
Most of our clients report a good quality of life at home and in some instances they report a good quality of end of life.
Either way, the patient/client experience is what matters. Ask our clients what they want to experience, staying in ICU/PICU indefinitely with a poor patient experience and no quality of life or going home and have a much improved quality of life/quality of end of life and a good experience.
“Patient experience nurses” in ICU/PICU are missing the point and those resources could be used to look at an early discharge to go home for long-term intensive care patients so they can create their own experience in their own home.
Our team of “Patient experience nurses” can help you and your family to create that experience in your own home 24/7!
Do you want the good news?
Besides our clients and their families being at home instead of ICU/PICU or long-term weaning units, it comes at half of the price of a $5,000-$6,000 per bed day ICU/PICU bed and it therefore creates a win-win situation!
But we don’t stop by clients going home and leaving ICU/PICU and help health funding agencies cutting the cost of an ICU/PICU bed by 50%.
Our reach goes much further!
Most of our clients can not only live in the comfort of their own home, they can also actively participate in social activities such as going back to school, spend time with significant others etc…
Now that’s an experience…
Here is a break-down in more detail about our services and also some case studies
Intensive care at home services
If you want to find out how we can help you to get your loved one out of Intensive Care including palliative care or Long-term acute care (also nursing home) or if you find that you have insufficient support for your loved one at home on a ventilator, if you want to know how to get funding for our service or if you have any questions please send me an email to [email protected] or call on one of the numbers below.
Australia/New Zealand +61 41 094 2230
USA/Canada +1 415-915-0090
UK/Ireland +44 118 324 3018
Also, check out our careers section here
We are currently hiring ICU/PICU nurses for clients in the Melbourne metropolitan area, northern suburbs, Mornington Peninsula and in South Gippsland/Victoria.
We are an NDIS, TAC (Victoria) and DVA (Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
Also, have a look at our range of full service provisions here
We have also been part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program for innovative health care companies last year!
Thank you for tuning into this week’s blog.
This is Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME and I see you again next week in another update!