Home Technologies gave a lot of Benefits to a Paralyzed Client until the End-of-Life

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152086
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Presentation
Title:
Home Technologies gave a lot of Benefits to a Paralyzed Client until the End-of-Life
Abstract:
Home Technologies gave a lot of Benefits to a Paralyzed Client until the End-of-Life
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Tsuchiya, Noriko, DrPH
P.I. Institution Name:Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing
Title:Professor
Purpose: What kinds of home care technologies were useful for a client? What kind of advantage did a caregiver get with home care management?
Methods/Designs: qualitative research design through interviewing. Subject: Client's wife who was 78 years old. Open-questions: Tell me how to use home care technologies (services), how to take advantage of home care services and equipment to reduce medical expenditures, and how to get satisfaction from using home care technologies at the end of life. Ethical considerations: Passed the ethical meeting in college in 2008.
Results: A client needed complete help because he was paralyzed below the neck - stenosis caused by the posterior longitudinal ligament since 1993. After conducting field research, the main needs were identified as follows: 1. Need for home care technologies (equipment) to help the client's aged caregiver (wife) to provide care for her husband who was powerless. A mechanical carrier was used in the bath room. The client enjoyed taking a bath with his wife?s help at home, and recovered from some infections and bed sores. 2. Need to utilize the mechanical lifter to save medical expenditures by providing care at home. The wife managed creatively by using the home lifter technology. She made creative, newly-devised plans according to a visiting nurse's advice. 3. Need to grant a client's desire. The wife got relief time and freedom from stress. 4. Need to have cost effective utilization of the nursing care insurance system. If the client was living now, his nursing insurance care cost would be nearly $350,000 ($ 3,333) monthly on the care criteria. Conclusion: Medical technologies in homecare could manage his medical expenditures. Within life satisfactions and the higher QOL, he could live longer together with family until the end of life. Unless a home technology provided, family might have sent the client to a hospital. His wife told me that she had good memories living with him longer at home.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleHome Technologies gave a lot of Benefits to a Paralyzed Client until the End-of-Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152086-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Home Technologies gave a lot of Benefits to a Paralyzed Client until the End-of-Life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsuchiya, Noriko, DrPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ntsuchiy_tokyo@yahoo.co.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract"> Purpose: What kinds of home care technologies were useful for a client? What kind of advantage did a caregiver get with home care management? <br/>Methods/Designs: qualitative research design through interviewing. Subject: Client's wife who was 78 years old. Open-questions: Tell me how to use home care technologies (services), how to take advantage of home care services and equipment to reduce medical expenditures, and how to get satisfaction from using home care technologies at the end of life. Ethical considerations: Passed the ethical meeting in college in 2008.<br/>Results: A client needed complete help because he was paralyzed below the neck - stenosis caused by the posterior longitudinal ligament since 1993. After conducting field research, the main needs were identified as follows: 1. Need for home care technologies (equipment) to help the client's aged caregiver (wife) to provide care for her husband who was powerless. A mechanical carrier was used in the bath room. The client enjoyed taking a bath with his wife?s help at home, and recovered from some infections and bed sores. 2. Need to utilize the mechanical lifter to save medical expenditures by providing care at home. The wife managed creatively by using the home lifter technology. She made creative, newly-devised plans according to a visiting nurse's advice. 3. Need to grant a client's desire. The wife got relief time and freedom from stress. 4. Need to have cost effective utilization of the nursing care insurance system. If the client was living now, his nursing insurance care cost would be nearly $350,000 ($ 3,333) monthly on the care criteria. Conclusion: Medical technologies in homecare could manage his medical expenditures. Within life satisfactions and the higher QOL, he could live longer together with family until the end of life. Unless a home technology provided, family might have sent the client to a hospital. His wife told me that she had good memories living with him longer at home.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:23:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:23:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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