Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomies 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!
In the last blog I shared
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In this week’s blog I want to share
Why Stephen Hawking lived a good life until 76 on a ventilator with tracheostomy!
Last month Stephen Hawking, the world-famous scientist passed away at the age of 76.
Most people know that Stephen Hawkins had MND or Motor Neuron Disease which he was first diagnosed with at the young age of 21 when he was still at university.
The diagnosis gradually paralysed him over decades until in 1984 he developed a Pneumonia.
He ended up in Intensive Care and rather than prematurely ending his valuable and precious life, he ended up with a tracheostomy and became ventilator dependent for the majority of his remaining life.
This required a different approach in his around the clock care he required going forward, in order to leave Intensive Care and improve his quality of life.
Stephen Hawkins required 24/7 Intensive Home Care nursing and that’s what kept him alive for decades.
Stephen Hawkins was an inspiration for many and he had many gifts to give to the world!
Thankfully he was able to continue giving his gifts to the world because he was kept alive by mechanical ventilation and Intensive Care nurses!
He was looked after 24/7 how anybody on a ventilator and tracheostomy needs to be looked after to stay alive and leave Intensive Care, with Registered Intensive Care nurses at home!
Stephen Hawkins therefore was able to complete his life’s work and his life’s mission despite his perceived limitations!
This is what we do at INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME.
We give our clients and their families a chance to live a full life at home despite their perceived limitations!
We get our clients out of Intensive Care faster, reduce the cost of an ICU bed by 50%, free up a highly sought after ICU/PICU bed and provide quality of life for our clients and their families!
We do it according to best international practice the MECHANICAL HOME VENTILATION GUIDELINES and best practice clearly evidences that the only way ventilated Patients should leave Intensive Care and go home is with ICU nursing care.
This is how we provide services at INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME and this is best practice!
This is what we provide and we send ICU nursing skills into our clients home to keep them safe and out of ICU.
We create win-win situations by doing so and let people live their lives in a holistic, Patient and family friendly environment in spite of their perceived limitations.
More and more Patients (Adults & children) in Intensive Care block beds because of their ventilator dependency. Ventilator dependency can be invasive ventilator dependency with tracheostomy or non-invasive ventilator (NIV) dependency such as BIPAP or CPAP.
Both forms of ventilation need specialised Intensive Care nursing skills and can’t be managed by families or lay people as it puts Patients at risk to have complications.
Given that ventilated Patients in Hospitals have specialised nurses look after them it requires the same level of expertise in a home care environment.
We do have the accreditation and the specialisation for it.
More importantly our services are tailor made for our clients and for Intensive Care Units to discharge long-term ICU Patients home and free up their highly sought after and $5,000 per bed day ICU beds in the following situations
- Quality of life nursing services for mechanically ventilated Adults and children with Tracheostomy as a genuine alternative to Intensive Care
- Quality of-end-of- life nursing services for mechanically ventilated Adults and children with Tracheostomy as a genuine alternative to Intensive Care
- Quality of life nursing services for Adults& Children requiring Non-Invasive mask ventilation such as CPAP or BIPAP and/or High-flow Oxygen therapy
We are third party accredited to deliver those services and you can find out more about how we maintain quality and safety standards here.
Accreditation / Quality https://intensivecareathome.com/accreditationquality/
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 Melbourne, Sunbury and in South Gippsland/Victoria.
We are an NDIS, TAC (Victoria) and DVA (Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
We have also been part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program for innovative health care companies earlier this 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!