Ventilator Care Long Island
Headed by an experienced team of Pulmonologists, our team includes in-facility Respiratory Therapists 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to care for those recovering from a severe illness that can potentially be weaned from the ventilator.
Not familiar with ventilators? A ventilator is used in critical care when a patient cannot breathe on their own. A ventilator is connected to a breathing tube and/or mask which is then placed into the patient through their nose or their mouth. The breathing tube is connected to the ventilator machine which the physician will decide just how fast, and how deep the ventilator will "breathe" for the patient. A respiratory therapist will then set the ventilator according to what the doctor determines the patient will need to ensure comfortable breathing. Patient's can be placed on a ventilator for many different reasons such as; after surgery until they wake up, due to trauma, due to a respiratory condition and other acute illnesses. The main goal of the ventilator is to assist the patient in breathing until they are able to start breathing on their own.
Utilizing the services of Affinity Skilled Living's in-house clinical team, an individualized plan of care is developed for each resident to rebuild their physical abilities and independence.