Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomies and otherwise medically complex ICU/PICU patients 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!
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You can check out last week’s blog here.
In this week’s blog I want to shine the light once more on the benefits that a specialised service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME brings to the community and all of our stakeholders!
How ICU/PICU nurses in the community help the health system cutting the cost of intensive care by 50%!
Most of our clients at INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME would be “living” in intensive care units or paediatric intensive care units and occupy a bed there if we weren’t bringing the skills and the expertise into our clients home.
We provide this highly specialised service by sending highly skilled and highly qualified ICU and paediatric ICU nurses into the home up to 24/7, 7 days a week and 365 days per year whenever needed to maintain our clients and their families quality of life at home instead of in intensive care and/or pediatric intensive care.
In essence INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME provides a hospital intensive care substitution service for mainly long-term ventilated adults and children with tracheostomies.
Other clients we provide this intensive care substitution at home to, are clients with a tracheostomy (non-ventilated), non-invasive ventilated adults and children on BIPAP or CPAP, we provide home TPN services for IV or intravenous nutrition as well as palliative care services for ventilated or non-ventilated Patients at home instead of intensive care.
We have also successfully weaned clients off of their tracheostomies at home and we have some case studies to prove our level of expertise here
We also offer intensive care Patients approaching their end of life to have what is referred to as a “one-way” extubation at home instead of intensive care. If you think about it, over 75% of the population in first world countries want to die at home instead of in an institution and yet less than 15% actually do die at home, so why not give people what they want?
We have also provided palliative care/end of life care to many other adults and children instead of intensive care and you can get the evidence for that again with all of our case studies!
Besides improving the quality of life and/or quality of end of life by providing this highly specialised intensive care substitution service at home, it has a massive side effect for health funding agencies.
It cuts the cost of the most expensive and the most sought- after bed in a hospital- the intensive care bed- by 50%.
The quality of life aspect at home for long-term intensive care Patients and their families is arguably such a compelling proposition and by having the added on economic effect of cutting the cost of an intensive care bed by 50% is making it a “no-brainer”.
Furthermore, by freeing up intensive care beds by sending long-term ICU/PICU patients home with a specialist service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME helps more critically ill Patients to access much needed critical care and intensive care beds.
A win-win situation for all stakeholders by sending the ICU/PICU skills into a client’s home rather than having a client spend long periods of time in ICU/PICU unnecessarily.
When Patients are in ICU/PICU long-term and therefore have no quality of life, their families have no quality of life as well!
That means families put their lives on hold to be with their loved ones in ICU/PICU and it impacts negatively on the whole family!
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME impacts positively on the whole family because we’re bringing intensive care into our clients home instead!
Again, everybody is winning with our service, the client, their family, the ICU/PICU, the hospitals and the funding bodies because we can cut the cost of an intensive care bed by 50%.
Our families love having the ICU/PICU skills come to their home instead of putting their lives on hold in ICU/PICU in a hospital far away from home.
If you have a loved one in intensive care on a ventilator with a tracheostomy or with any other medical complexities, please contact us on one of the numbers on the top of the website or email [email protected] and we can show you how we can help you and your loved ones in ICU/PICU or also LTAC if you’re in the USA!
Critical Care Nurse consultant
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME
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!