Generations Healthcare Network offers ventilator care for seniors who are dealing with chronic respiratory problems.
What is Ventilator Care?
A ventilator is a machine that supports your breathing. Ventilators help get oxygen into the lungs and remove carbon dioxide. It makes breathing possible for people who have lost all ability breathe on his or her own.
Who Should Participate in Ventilator Care?
Some seniors need ventilator care because of treatable conditions including infection or malnutrition. In these cases, patients can be weaned from their dependence on a ventilator. Other seniors have chronic and long-term respiratory failure that is an irreversible problem. In these cases, staff will provide compassionate care and ventilator monitoring to ensure that residents enjoy maximum quality of life.
Why Choose Generations Healthcare Network for Ventilator Care?
Our Respiratory Care Unit provides critical care to residents who are ventilator dependent. The 48-bed unit has concentrator oxygen, portable ventilators and provides semi-private rooms. This high acuity program benefits residents suffering from neuromuscular and pulmonary diseases, head traumas and strokes. Our goal is to aid in preserving the stability of the resident and return them to the highest level of function or independence if possible. Our program includes:
- Individualized physical and occupational therapies
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Ventilator care and weaning
- Education in disease management
- Self-care instructions
Our interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.
Which Communities Offer This Service?
- Generations at Elmwood Park
- Generations at Rock Island
- Auburn Village