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 Patients by improving their Quality of life and where we also provide tailor made solutions to hospitals and Intensive Care Units, reducing the cost of an ICU bed by 50%, whilst providing Quality Care!
In last week’s blog I talked about
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In today’s blog I want to talk about
Personal lifestyle choices don’t stop in Intensive Care!
When long-term ventilated adults and children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care are confined to the four walls of an ICU, lifestyle is usually not a term that is being used to describe their situation.
Quality of life or lack of such is usually a better term to describe their situation.
Nevertheless, when a Patient and their family are finding themselves in this unfortunate situation that they are a long-term ventilated Patient with tracheostomy in ICU, they will need to face this situation head on in order to make progress to a better situation.
The only way to improve their quality of life and also lifestyle is to leave Intensive Care and go home to the comfort of their own home.
Most Patients leaving Intensive Care and going home with a specialised service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME despite their perceived limitations whilst being on life support such as ventilation and tracheostomy improve their lifestyle and quality of life.
Intensive Care is such a depressing and sterile environment that leaving such an environment will immediately boost a Patient’s and their family’s well being and also confidence that things will improve!
Many Patients on long-term ventilation and tracheostomy after many weeks or many months in Intensive Care are literally desperate to go home and improve their quality of life and/or quality of end of life!
The same applies for a Patient’s family!
Their quality of life or lifestyle literally sucks when they have a loved one in Intensive Care.
By going home from Intensive Care with a specialised service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME their quality of life and lifestyle will improve literally overnight!
It’s a no-brainer!
Whether it’s for long-term ventilation with tracheostomy for quadriplegic Patients (C1 or C2 spinal injuries), COPD, Asthma, Guillan-Barre syndrome etc… or whether you or your loved one needs end of life care/palliative care at home including mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy as well as “one way extubation” at home, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME can make this possible for you!
We know from experience that quality of life will improve significantly at home compared to Intensive Care and Patients recover quicker because they are in a more holistic and more Patient and family friendly environment!
We can prove this with our many case studies here
Patients and their families can return back to “normality” rather than spending day and night in Intensive Care!
Families can go back to work rather than having no income whilst they are spending day and night in Intensive Care with their loved ones!
By returning back home with 24/7 critical care nurses, Patients and their families have a lot of choice and more quality of life!
Intensive Care Units are winning too, by saving 50% of the cost of an ICU bed, whilst also freeing up “in-demand” and highly sought- after beds in their ICU!
For a full list of our services please have a look here
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 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!