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 shared
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In this week’s blog I want to share another hot topic with you when it comes to long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care and the topic this week is
What are the best set-ups for INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME? Do I need a big house?
Many families who enquire about our services want to know if they need a big house or a big apartment/flat to get their loved one home if they are ventilator and therefore nursing care dependent.
First off, whilst it can be a bit scary only thinking about taking your family member home on a ventilator with tracheostomy, it’s actually much easier than you think it is with a service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME.
It certainly is much more convenient and way more Patient and family friendly compared to a long-term stay in Intensive Care or compared to a long term stay in Long-term acute care if you are in the USA/Canada.
Therefore, you don’t need to worry too much about having a big house or a big apartment. Much more is possible at home than you think there is and just imagine having the ability to have your loved one at home rather than in Intensive Care or long-term acute care or in some instances even a nursing home.
We have worked with clients in relatively small apartments as well as in big houses. Yes, a big house helps, but as long as you have a spare room in your house where we can fit in equipment and a bed, you’ll be fine.
Setting up a “mini-ICU” is not as difficult as you think it is and we have done this over and over again and we know what needs to be done.
Also, some families ask us specifically if they need to renovate the bathroom.
Again, it depends. Having a big bathroom helps but it’s not necessary.
What we tend to do especially for immobile Patients is to use a shower trolley that can be used even in a smaller bathroom.
In any case, going home is definitely possible with our help and because of our “can-do” attitude and we can usually make it work one way or another.
Do you have any experience with setting up INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME in your house, leave your comments on the blog!
If you want to find out how we can help you to get your loved one out of Intensive 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 or if you have any questions please send me an email to [email protected] or call on one of the numbers below.
USA/Canada +1 415-915-0090
Australia/New Zealand +61 41 094 2230
UK/Ireland +44 118 324 3018
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We are also a NDIS, TAC(Victoria) and DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
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!