Long-Term Home Care for Mechanically Ventilated Patients is a service for patients with chronic respiratory failure who require to be mechanically ventilated continuously or periodically as well as regular specialist medical supervision, professional care and rehabilitation, but who do not need to be hospitalised at an intensive care unit or a 24h care unit, and either invasively (using a ventilator and a trach tube) or non-invasively (using mouthpieces, masks or helmets). The biggest advantage of mechanical ventilation in a home setting is that the patient has the comfort of living at home, engaging in their daily household or work routines, while improving the patient’s well-being and quality of life.
This service is provided under a contract with the National Health Fund.
Scope of services
Our mechanically ventilated patients are provided with specialist equipment for the service.
- patients who require regular respiratory therapy using a ventilator
- patients who require regular specialist medical supervision, professional care and rehabilitation
- patients who do not need to be hospitalised at an intensive care unit or a 24h care unit
Medical care is provided by our mechanical ventilation team:
- an anaesthesiologist
- a nurse anaesthetist
- a physiotherapist
If you are interested, please call us at 32 420 29 36