People are individuals, and unfortunately they often lose some of their individuality, privacy and dignity, when faced with the multitude of challenges whilst being a Patient in Intensive Care.
Based on a successful model of ‘Home Intensive Care Nursing’ for long-term mechanically ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their families that has been successfully operating in mainly European countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland since the late 1990’s, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM Pty. Ltd. very much believes that current Intensive Care Hospital Services in Australia can no longer ignore the fact that a demand for an extension of their services exists for mechanically ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families.
Whilst the multidisciplinary team in Intensive Care is working hard towards achieving the best possible outcome for the Patients in Intensive Care, there are, however limitations in what can be achieved in a clinical environment.
Being a Patient in Intensive Care is an extremely stressful and sometimes traumatic experience, for both the Patient and their family. Depression, loss of control and unlimited suffering are at the centre of being a long term Patient in Intensive Care. Once a Patient has reached the stage of long term Mechanical Ventilation with Tracheostomy in Intensive Care, the weaning process off the Ventilator can be an extremely lengthy process or is not possible at all. This very often leaves Patients and relatives wondering what will happen from there. The prolonged stay in Intensive Care has taken its toll on the Patient and their Families. Very often a disturbed day and night rhythm, depression with no quality of life and high dependency on the decisions of the clinical multidisciplinary team, leaves the Patient and their family very distressed. With decision making out of the Patients’ or the family’s control, it is leaving the Patient and their family frustrated and helpless. “Will I ever get out of here?” or “what is happening to my father? to my mother, brother, sister, son or daughter? to my house? job, wife, children etc…” is usually only one of the many questions that people ask and this can be a vicious circle.
So far there have been no perceived alternatives for long term mechanically ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families in Intensive Care in order to improve their Quality of life and take their Quality of life and/or Quality of-end-of-life to the next level. Getting out into the sun, getting some fresh air, being with their loved ones- the very pleasures in life that a healthy person is taking for granted- make vast improvements to the Quality of life for somebody dependent on mechanical ventilation with Tracheostomy and their Families.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM ensures peace of mind, control and choices are given back to our Customers, outside of a busy and stressful Intensive Care environment, where you can decide what you want, in an environment where you can have peace of mind, where you are feeling at home and where you are feeling at ease.
Whilst INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM is well aware that there is no alternative to the acute treatment of severe illnesses and injuries that require Intensive Care therapy, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM operates from a mindset that after many weeks or sometimes months of Intensive Care therapy and treatment, the options of the multidisciplinary team within Intensive Care, to take a Patient’s and their Family’s Quality of life and/or their Quality of-end-of-life to the next level are limited. INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM takes a holistic view on our customers, where body, mind and soul need to be positively aligned in order to make either progress or at least achieve peace of mind.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM ensures peace of mind, control and choices are given back to our Customers, outside of a busy and stressful Intensive Care environment, where you can decide what you want in an environment where you can have peace of mind, where you are feeling at home and where you are feeling at ease.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOMETM shifts the paradigm from “mechanical ventilation is only possible in Intensive Care”, to “Mechanical Ventilation is possible at home”, with the goal of quickly improving our customers’ quality of life and/or Quality of-end-of-life.
After you have expressed interest in INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME’s services, we assess your individual situation and discuss the options with the multidisciplinary team and we then arrange for a smooth and easy transition from the clinical environment to your home.