PATCH10 was founded out of a desire to help people. Plain and simple.
It all started with Memé, a lovely woman in her 80s who lived with advanced dementia for more than 10 years. There were good days and bad days – with challenging moments in between. Memé could be combative and stubborn, especially when she didn’t want to do something.
Getting dressed was on that list, as was removing her arm from her shirt in order to receive her monthly shot. It was a struggle every time.
And it was in one of those moments that we thought, there has to be a better way.
We all have similar stories to this one.
Maybe the illness isn’t dementia – regardless, we all either know someone going through treatment now, or we’ve undergone treatment ourselves.
What we learned from Memé, and from the hundreds of people we’ve talked to over the years, is that traditional clothing prevents people from easily and comfortably receiving intravenous care. You can’t wear a normal shirt to the hospital and get to key access points for a port or PICC line – and that’s frustrating.
We want to change that.
Our unique designs make accessing these areas simple. They eliminate the need to change into a hospital gown (which let’s be honest, no one likes) and can be worn before, during and after treatment.
They’ve been tested in the hospital and are approved by both patients and healthcare professionals.
And they help people feel more like themselves at a time when they need it the most.
If we've learned anything, it's that doing one small thing to make a person feel even a little less sick can go a really long way. That’s our goal.