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.
In last week’s blog, I talked about,
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 and the question today is
They Are Neglecting My Mom in ICU & I Want To Take Her Home. Can your Services at Intensive Care at Home Help Me and My Mom?
My mom has been in intensive care for 95 days with a bad bout of pneumonia after chemotherapy for her cancer treatment. She is getting blood transfusions currently and other maintenance care. They do not make sincere efforts to wean my mother off the ventilator and they are grossly neglecting her.
They leave her in bed with no proper care or any physical or occupational therapy. They are leaving her there like a vegetable to die. I want to get her off the ventilator and the tracheostomy and come home. I am finding it hard to transfer her to another ICU for a second opinion and admittance if needed and to see if they can wean her off the ventilator, but I get no support from the management of the hospital to do so. Please help.
I urgently need to know more about intensive care at home services, and if it is covered by the NDIS. I am in the process of applying for NDIS services and nursing care services through the NDIS. I would ideally and urgently liked to bring her home with a better quality of life. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for sharing your mother’s situation. It sounds very sad that your mom has been in ICU for nearly a hundred days now. They can’t wean her off the ventilator and it sounds to me like they’re not even making any efforts for it.
And I’m also not overly surprised that they wouldn’t want the second hospital to look at your mom’s situation because they would probably pick up on the negligence that seems to be happening there.
In any case, I do believe if your mom can’t come off the ventilator, still has the tracheostomy and wants to go home. I do believe that the NDIS and our service can help you. We are obviously NDIS accredited and the NDIS now is funding nursing care for ventilated patients with tracheostomy at home. So we can definitely help you.
We can definitely help you with the NDIS application process. We can help you in the advocacy process for the NDIS, and we can help you with what evidence needs to be provided to qualify for intensive care at home. But it sounds to me like the evidence is already there, especially after a hundred days in ICU or an intensive care.
It sounds horrible to me when you’re saying that they are leaving her in hospital, like a vegetable to die. I mean, I can only imagine what you and your family are going through just watching that. And I do believe that in a home care environment, we are wanting to treat your mother like a person, and we are wanting to ensure that she gets best care and treatment.
And you will also find that by the time you are at home with your mother, you will have more control over the situation because we are working with you and not against you. It sounds like the ICU there might be working against you and not with you.
So that is my suggestion. Contact us, we’ll help you with the NDIS application process. We’ll help you with the evidence that needs to be provided to get the 24-hour nursing care for your mother at home, with intensive care at home. And also for the hospital, it’s actually a win-win situation. They are freeing up an ICU bed and they’re saving half of the cost. So it’s a win-win situation.
Thank you so much and all the best.
Now, if you have a loved one in intensive care and you want to go home with our service intensive care at home and if you want to find out how to get funding for our service and how it all works, please contact us on one of the numbers on the top of our website, or send me an email to [email protected] That’s Patrik, just with a K at the end.
Please also have a look at our case studies because there we highlight more about what we can do for clients, how clients can live at home with ventilation and tracheostomies and you can look at our case studies as well at our service section.
And if you are at home already and you need support for your critically ill loved one at home, and you have insufficient support or insufficient funding, please contact us as well. We can help you with all of that.
And if you are an intensive care nurse or a pediatric intensive care nurse with a minimum of two years, ICU or pediatric ICU experience, and you ideally have a critical care certificate, please contact us as well. Check out our career section on our website. We are currently hiring ICU and pediatric ICU nurses for clients in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Northern suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Frankston area, South Gippsland, as well as Wollongong in New South Wales.
So we are also 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.
Also, we have been part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program in the past for innovative healthcare companies.
Thank you for watching this video and thank you for tuning into this week’s blog.
This is Patrik from intensive care at home, and I’ll see you again next week in another update.