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Respiratory/Vent Care
Our Unique Staff Members and Patients

X-Ray ImageEach and every staff member is as unique as the patients they serve. Their clinical training and compassion allows them to truly understand the multi-faceted needs of our ventilator patients, and as such, each patient is provided with a full scope of quality, round-the-clock care. Well known for maintaining an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness, the staff’s spirit and dedication enhances our patients’ abilities to draw upon their own strengths. Our approach is an interdisciplinary one in that each member of the care team continually communicates with one another, while providing our diversely aged patients the finest individualized care they've come to expect and deserve. Every aspect of a patient’s stay is monitored by our entire team from clinically complex admissions through to multi-layered discharge planning including community reintegration, and much, much more. Our care team is comprised of Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Dedicated Wound Nurses, Occupational-Speech-Physical Therapists, Care Managers, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Social Workers, and a full time Registered Dietitian.

The AristaCare Difference

  • 76 Bed Ventilator Unit
  • 24/7 Respiratory Care
  • Service Diverse Age Populations
  • Protocols - Weaning, Decannulation, & O2 Titration
    • Pressure Support
  • Long Term Vent & Trach Management
  • Portable Vents for Maximum Quality of Life
  • Resident-Specific Weaning Care Plans
  • Pulmonary Rounds
    • Respiratory Director On Site Full-Time
  • Comprehensive Oral Care Program for Vent Patients
  • ENT—Oversees Trach Changes with Placement Verification Scope
  • Successful Weans (Short Term and Long Term)
  • Decannulations
  • Successful Discharges (includes patients weaned from ventilator, as well as chronic vent patients who are able to return home)
  • Community Reintegration for Chronic Vent Patients
  • Full PT/OT Program in Rehab Gym for Vent Patients
  • O2 Hook Ups for Vent Patients throughout our Pulmonary Care Unit, Rec Therapy Unit, and Rehab Gym

Extraordinary Clinical Care

  • Team Intervention and Approach
  • Inter-Disciplinary Clinical Rounds
  • Restorative Programs
  • IV/TPN Therapy
  • Wound Care
    • Rounds Performed Weekly with Inclusion of Vascular Surgical Services
    • Dedicated Wound Nurses
    • Dedicated Infection Control Nurse
    • Successful Healing of Slow, Previously Non-Healing Wounds
    • Healing Wounds to a Point where Spinal Injury Patients can Transition to Acute Rehab Level of Care
  • Urology Consultant Service
  • Pain Management
  • Dynavox—Alternative Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Routine Care Conferences
  • Social Services
    • Successful and Multi-Layered Discharge Planning
    • Discharge planners with six years of “home and community-based services” experience
    • Discharge planning team works closely with Nursing Home Transition and Maximus to ensure a smooth transition to home
    • Residents with a need for the ventilator have successfully returned home and continue to live in the community with services.
    • Discharge planning begins upon admission
  • Psychosocial Services
    • Psychology Services
      • Psychotropic Review
    • Adaptive Designs for Living
    • Counseling Programs
  • Nutritional Education through Full-Time Registered Dietitian
  • Guardian Angel Volunteer Program
  • No Outside Agencies Required for Staffing
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