Today, I am half a year back to Berlin! After living 20 months in hospitals.
As a patient in hospitals you learn one thing:
From the point of view of the patient, patience is the measure for the quality of caregiving.
The patience you need = Number of patients / number of nurses.
The patience you need as a patient depends on the number of patients and nurses.
The higher the number of patients, the patience you need is higher.
The lower the number of nurses, the patience you need is higher.
For advanced mathematicians: Given a certain level of patience, the number of patients depends on the number of nurses. The higher the number of nurses, the higher the number of patients.
After my accident, I made my journey through all the different levels in caregiving.
- Intensive care with 2:1 or 3:1
- Half intensive care with 4:1 up to 6:1
- Rehabilitation with 5:1 up to 12:1
- intensive care shared living with 3:1
- intensive home care 1:1
Here we are, I’m certainly happy to live my life 1:1 at home.
What do these six months actually mean for my nurses?
For most of them: the trial period is over!
Celebrations, my naughty nurses.
Escaping hospitalization and coming back to real life is only possible because I have an awesome team of nurses taking care about me.
In deep gratitude.