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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 and where we also provide tailor made solutions for hospitals and Intensive Care Units whilst providing quality services for long-term ventilated patients and medically complex patients at home, including home TPN.
In last week’s blog, I talked about,
A SAFE PATHWAY FOR MOTOR NEURON DISEASE (MND) PATIENTS WITH INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME!
You can check out last week’s blog by clicking on the link below this video:
In today’s blog post, I want to answer a question from one of our clients.
My Husband’s Tracheostomy Hasn’t Been Removed After 9 Months & He’s Still in the Hospital, I Want Him Home!
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
So today, we had an email from a subscriber who said, “My husband has been in the hospital for nine months. He still has the tracheostomy, and he can’t go home because of lack of community services, and he’s blocking a bed in hospital. But more importantly, he doesn’t have any quality of life in hospital, and he wants to desperately go home. Can Intensive Care at Home help?” Of course, we can. So, we actually help alleviate bed blocks in ICUs for long-term ventilated patients with tracheostomies or for patients with tracheostomies only that are not ventilated, but also for non-invasively ventilated patients such as BIPAP or CPAP.
If they think they can’t go home without community services, well, Intensive Care at Home, we are well geared up for taking care of those patients and alleviate bed blocks in ICUs, pediatric ICUs, respiratory wards, or anywhere where patients think, or where hospitals think there are no services in the community to look after patients with a tracheostomy.
So, that’s the short answer to that. If you look on our website at intensivecareathome.com, just a few days ago, I actually published a blog post saying, “Do you have bed blocks in ICU? And how to eliminate them.” It’s about the same subject. Obviously today, we are addressing patients and families, but we are also addressing hospitals, ICUs in particular, we are currently operating all around Australia.
And if you have a loved one in intensive care or on a respiratory ward that you think can’t go home, well, that’s not accurate. We can definitely help you with Intensive Care at Home all around Australia. And if you are in the U.S. watching this, you should contact us as well. We can help you liaise with providers in the U.S. as well.
So, that is my quick tip and quick video for today.
Thank you so much for watching.
If you have a loved one in intensive care and your loved one wants to go home, especially if they’re on a ventilator with a tracheostomy long-term or if they are with the tracheostomy or non-invasively ventilated such as BIPAP, CPAP, you should definitely contact us at intensivecareathome.com.
And if you need more information, just call us on one of the numbers on the top of our website at intensivecareathome.com or send us an email to [email protected].
Also, have a look at our membership for families in intensive care at intensivecaresupport.org. There, you have access to me and my team, 24 hours a day, and we answer all questions, intensive care and Intensive Care at Home related, in a membership area and via email.
If you need a medical record review or a nursing assessment written, please contact us as well. We can do that while your loved one is in ICU or after ICU, or even if you’re at home already and you don’t have sufficient support and you’re looking for specialist services, we can help you with all of that, including the funding.
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Thanks for watching.
This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecareathome.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.