Respiratory and Ventilator Care Program

At The Laurels of Heath, our staff is trained to handle all of your specialized needs respiratory needs. Our Respiratory Program is directed by Dr. Attila Lenkey who oversees a variety of respiratory diseases and disorders. We accept residents that not only show potential for ventilator weaning, but also those that require long-term placement.

We implement a progressive weaning protocol that is tailored to the patient’s requirements, while also providing complex nursing care for any underlying non-respirator problems that may limit the patient’s success in the weaning process, such as infection or weakness.

  • Individualized Care Plan
  • Ventilator Weaning Trials and Support
  • Long-term Ventilator Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • COPD Program
  • 24-hour respiratory therapy support
  • Swallow evaluation and therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutritional monitoring and introduction of solid foods

Our dedicated respiratory unit is staffed with 24-hour respiratory therapist (RT) coverage, we are here when you need us the most. We will assist those guests able to return to the home with all necessary home services and equipment for a successful homecoming.

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