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
You can check out last week’s blog here!
In this week’s blog I want to share
What would happen if long-term ventilated adults & children in Intensive Care and their families would design (home) care?
It never ceases to amaze me how non-intuitive care is for long-term ventilated adults & children in Intensive Care or Paediatric Intensive Care!
Patients and their families are stuck in Intensive Care for many weeks or months on end without given opportunities to leave Intensive Care and go home.
Or even worse, they are told that a “withdrawal of treatment” or a “limitation of treatment” might be “in the best interest” of their loved one.
No matter whether you or your loved one is in a situation in Intensive Care where you need ventilation support with a tracheostomy or via CPAP/BIPAP mask, the reality is that you have options to look forward to, even if Intensive Care teams think you or your loved one has few or no perceived options.
For example, our service INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME can provide you with choice and options like
- Up to 24/7 ventilator weaning at home with Critical Care/ICU nursing staff as a genuine alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care
- Up to 24/7 Palliative Care at home with Critical Care/ICU nursing staff as a genuine alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care
- Ongoing 24/7 support with Critical Care/ICU nursing staff if you or your family member needs ongoing ventilation with tracheostomy or CPAP/BIPAP mask
- Home IV antibiotics
This also provides a great opportunity for Intensive Care Units to free up their precious beds, staff and other resources and they can focus on more acutely unwell Patients which is what they do best.
What we do best is to look after long-term Intensive Care Patients, depending on life support and we do it in a holistic and family friendly home care environment.
This also provides a fantastic opportunity to save up to 50% of the cost for Intensive Care Units, therefore we create a win-win situation.
And this is what Patients and families want. They don’t want to be in Intensive Care for longer than necessary, they simply want to be in an environment that’s more Patient and family friendly!
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME has designed that environment to improve quality of life and/or quality of end of life!
Therefore, if you are in Intensive Care long-term or if you have a family member in Intensive Care long-term, let us know and we can create the environment that is most conducive to your situation!
And if you are reading this as a health professional in Intensive Care and you know that Patients and their families are much better off at home, go an contact us today and we’ll make sure you have a cost-effective quality alternative to free up your precious, expensive and “in-demand” Intensive Care beds!
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 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 Melbourne, Sunbury and in South Gippsland/Victoria.
We are an NDIS, TAC(Victoria) and DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
We have also been part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program earlier this 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!