Today, Air Liquide Healthcare's Home Healthcare subsidiary, VitalAire, opened Vital’City on Avenue de la République in Paris. With Vital’City, VitalAire is emphasizing its close connections with its patients by offering a new approach to caring for patients, who will now have the option of meeting with VitalAire healthcare workers on site.
Vital’City, a new center for patients in Ile-de-France region with chronic health conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea or diabetes, was designed to meet the changing needs of today’s active and urban patients.
At Vital’City, a Nursing Advisor or Respiratory Technician is available to meet with patient, by appointment, to help them select the right device and to explain how to use it, or to replace a consumable device (mask, tubing, etc.), without the need to wait for a VitalAire team member to make a home visit.
Vital’City exemplifies VitalAire’s strong commitment to providing high quality support to patients referred by their healthcare providers. This commitment is characterized by:
- An emphasis on close relationships with patients by providing them with a central location in Paris where they can access a full range of support measures, expert advice, information sessions and hands-on workshops.
- An improved capacity to discuss patients’ needs and options in a warm, welcoming setting.
- Unsurpassed quality and faster response times that, in combination with home healthcare and hospital-based services, help patients rapidly initiate and continue their treatment.
VitalAire: home healthcare service provider
Created by Air Liquide nearly 30 years ago, VitalAire is a home healthcare service provider, supplying medical devices and providing patient follow-up services in the following fields: oxygen therapy, assisted breathing, treatment of sleep apnea, insulin pump therapy, ambulatory IV infusions (including antibiotic treatment, chemotherapy and immunotherapy), enteral and parenteral nutrition and cystic fibrosis treatment. Its multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals are committed to adhering to the best industry practices. VitalAire provides a link between patients, doctors and home healthcare professionals and helps ensure a successful return home for patients.
VitalAire has signed the "Charter for Persons Receiving Care From a Home Healthcare Service Provider."
Air Liquide, European leader in home healthcare, provides home healthcare services in compliance with medical prescription for patients suffering from chronic diseases such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), sleep apnea and diabetes. These home healthcare services are being developed in addition to hospital care, enabling patients to enjoy better quality of life and local authorities to reduce costs. Home healthcare represents 50% of Air Liquide's revenue in Healthcare in 2014.