From the time Mark left hospital they have cared for him and helped us to!
Jia Lee
Plymouth

Caring for someone
who needs support with
airway management

We care for people who have special airway management needs; from support for those living with a tracheostomy through to those whose airway is maintained on a mechanical ventilator. Whether the tracheostomy was fitted because of an injury or another underlying condition the most critical aspect of living at home and managing an airway is to ensure that the tube is kept clean and free of blockages.

Managing an airway at home can be challenging but when cared for properly we know that living independently is very much achievable. Our nurse-led care teams have specialist training in tube fitting, tracheostomy hygiene and emergency care, and can undertake the following care at home:

  • Tracheostomy care.
  • Tracheostomy changes.
  • Tracheal suction.
  • Ambu-bagging.
  • Chest percussion.
  • Administration of oxygen therapy.
  • SAT monitoring.

Personalised care for people with
Airway management needs.

Our care teams receive specialist airway management training to meet all the clinical governance care competencies so we can be sure we are proving the highest quality care and safety.   If a person has a mechanical ventilator, then the carers will have additional training in ventilator care and management. 

The care plan we devise for each person is specifically tailored to meet their individual needs. We work closely with each person’s medical professionals and their family to not only ensure their medical needs are met but also to support their well-being and emotional needs are met. 

Please do book a call or get in touch with us if you or a loved
one living in the Devon area is in need of home airway management.

Benefits of Care at home

Being at home in familiar surroundings can make it much easier for a person who is living with complex airway needs to get on with their life. But there are other benefits too:

  • Maintain relationships with family, siblings, friends and even pets.
  • More privacy and dignity at home.
  • Familiar surroundings and routines.
  • Allows a person to live a more independent life.
  • Provides one-to-one care from professional carers.
  • Flexibility to choose the kind of care you receive and how often.
  • Personalised care plans that can change with your needs.
  • Being at home tends to be calmer with peaceful.
  • A regular team who you know.
  • It can significantly improve quality of life.
  • Allow you to socialise and attend education, work and clubs.