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
How home care improves the quality of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies!
The number of people surviving Intensive Care and becoming ventilator dependent with tracheostomies is increasing!
People are living longer, technology is advancing and Intensive Care Units are getting more and more sophisticated when it comes to treating even the most critically ill Patients!
This comes with desired and undesired follow on effects, including more and more Patients facing extended periods of time on a ventilator and a tracheostomy and often extended periods of time in Intensive Care.
Whilst Intensive Care Units can provide critical care treatment and therapy for those Patients, what they can’t provide is a good quality of life for those Patients in Intensive Care!
The minute long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies are medically stable there is no reason why they can’t be looked after at home by a specialised and third party accredited service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME!
This comes with many advantages and creates a win-win situation for all stakeholders and most of all it improves the quality of life for the Patients and their families!
Imagine your family member is stuck in an Intensive Care Unit for many weeks or many months and sometimes even years and reaches the stage where they become depressed and lethargic.
This can change very quickly in a home care environment and our Clients and their families report a much better quality of life in a home care environment compared to Intensive Care.
Depending on our Clients abilities and/or limitations, we are enabling many of them to reintegrate back to society as much as they can.
Whether it’s through going back to school, kindergarten or through paid or voluntary work, we keep our clients as active as we can and to the best of their abilities.
The alternative? An Intensive Care environment that’s not really geared up for managing long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies!
At the same time, we are minimising the cost by more than 50% in a home care environment and we are enabling Intensive Care Units to free up their precious, expensive and “in-demand” ICU beds!
Furthermore, we are enabling families of long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies to go back to living their lives by being able to go back to work, look after other family members etc…
Again, a win-win situation for everyone!
If you are still unsure whether INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is right for your Intensive Care Unit and for your long-term ventilated Patients with tracheostomies or for your family member, why not trial a week-end at home for your Patients with INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME and see whether they enjoy a stay at home? Let me know if you’re interested!
What are your thoughts, do you think that Intensive Care Units can improve the quality of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies?
Leave your comments on the blog!
For more information, you can contact me on 041 094 2230 or email [email protected]
We are also currently hiring enthusiastic and experienced Intensive Care nurses with Critical Care certificate for Clients in Melbourne.
We would also like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 2 years Paediatric ICU experience, as we have opportunities here as well!
For more information check out our Career section here www.intensivecareathome.com.au/careers or contact Patrik on 041 094 2230 or simply hit reply to this email.
You can also contact me on 041 094 2230 if you want to know more about how we can help you, your Intensive Care Unit and your Patients and Families.
We are also a DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider
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!