Dedicated Respiratory Unit

Skilled Nursing Services

Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center is the only skilled nursing center in the region that offers a dedicated respiratory unit. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the most current technology and most proven therapies, our ten respiratory therapists, led by a board-certified pulmonologist, have common goals:

  • Enhance Communication utilizing a Passy Muir valve
  • Follow an aggressive pulmonary toileting program to resolve/reduce infections
  • Assess tracheotomy tube for downsizing prior to weaning from the artificial airway

Specialty Services

The special respiratory services and technologies include:

  • Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Airway assessment and management
  • Passy-Muir speaking valve coordination with speech therapy
  • Routine nebulizer therapy
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • In-Exsufflator
  • Inspiratory muscle training
  • ABI vest (airway clearance device)
  • CPAP & BiPAP therapy
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Bronchoscopy assistance

Technologies involved:

  • Precision Flow Plus Deliver Hi-VNI® Technology Intuitively

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Pulmonologist Reviews

The Respiratory Unit is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week with licensed respiratory therapists, who provide extensive pulmonary care for the most medically complex patients, both on a post-acute and chronic long-term level. The 26-bed state-of-the-art ventilator unit is staffed by a highly qualified and specially trained team that includes critical care nurses, licensed respiratory therapists, and rehabilitation professionals. The pulmonologist meets weekly with the interdisciplinary team to formally review each resident’s medical, social, and psychological process and plan accordingly.