Home care is an alternative for those who are anxious about hospital stays or require long-term care. It ensures that the patient receives the necessary care to recover while surrounded by family and friends at home. It is an excellent choice for patients with neurological problems, end-stage respiratory issues, multiple traumas, spinal injuries, and patients needing long-term ventilator support, long-term antibiotics, or other supportive care.
Continue reading to learn more about home care, home ICU, and its benefits.
Simple Home Care Includes:
Short-Term Nursing Care at Home
You may require it for following injury, surgery, or medical condition, and services provided under it are injections, vaccinations, ECG, IV infusions, wound care, etc.
Long-Term Home Care
Disabled or chronically ill patients require long-term care. This may include periodic catheter changes, bedsores prevention & care, regular infusions or transfusions, Ryle’s tube care, mobilization, physiotherapy at home, occupational therapy at home, speech & swallow therapy at home, etc.
Home ICU with Continuous Monitoring
Continuous vital monitoring and intensive care for patients, where the emphasis is given to infection prevention, bedsore prevention, and mobilization.
According to a study, prolonged ventilator support in hospitals is often associated with hospital-acquired infections, sometimes with multidrug-resistant bugs, which becomes challenging to manage in an already compromised patient. About one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.
Home ICU setup for patients on ventilator/ tracheostomy provides patients requiring prolonged ventilator support the best possible care with minimal risk of hospital-acquired infections.
Nursing Attendants (Non-Medical Care)
Nursing attendants assist the on-duty nurses and patients in daily activities while providing supportive care.
Doctor-Led Team-Based Care
Compared to hospitals and nursing homes, home ICU provides personalized, compassionate, and cost-effective one-on-one nursing care, ensuring complete attention to the patient at all times.
Home ICU is led by physicians and a team of healthcare providers, including physician assistants, specialist doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, care coordinators, etc., depending on patients’ specific requirements. The entire team works in concert to optimize the care given to the patient.
Nursing care at home is provided by registered nurses who are specially trained in ICU care and medical procedures. 1:1 nursing care ensures constant vital monitoring and early detection of deterioration, if any.
The doctor-led care approach involves collaborating with patients, their families, and care team members to provide outstanding, patient-centric care that ensures better patient outcomes along with improved patient satisfaction.
Advantages of Home ICU
Home ICU provides:
Cost-effective and high-quality ICU care as an alternative option to the prolonged hospital stay.
Care for patients in a setting of their comfort & convenience both to the patient and their family members.
Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
With home ICU, patients can experience better clinical outcomes at comparatively lower costs.
How PHE Can Help
If your loved one is under ICU treatment and you want similar management at your convenience, which means the complete setup at your home, with the doctor-led team-based patient management, and you are looking for home ICU services near you, contact us today at PHE Healthcare. We provide affordable and efficient home medical care services by skilled doctors and a team of other healthcare providers.