Here at Meadow Wind, we strive for a high quality of life for all our patients. This ventilator program exists to help people with varying levels of support needs and remains one of the most comprehensive services at Meadow Wind.
While some may only need a ventilator for a short while others may need it long term; we are here to serve EVERYONE. Not only can we manage long term ventilators we can also help wean those that may need the loving touch to help them cope without the ventilator again!
The “right team” is not only our excellent staff, but your family as well. Our program is designed to include your loved ones in the recovery process. We have multiple programs that will guide your loved one and family member through the admission and discharge process.
Our advanced equipment and techniques provide our patients with the best rehabilitative services in the Akron area. We have private rooms to accommodate all folks on a ventilator in our brand new, remodeled unit.
Although a ventilator-dependent patient may require around-the clock care, this does not mean they cannot lead a full life during recovery. Our skilled nursing team, with the direction of our Certified Medical Director, provide quality care for those who need additional assistance during their stay. Our facility is staffed with a wide variety of expertly trained RN’s, LPN’s, respiratory therapists, nursing assistants, social workers, nurse practitioners, dietitian, and additional pastoral care. When a loved one needs specialized care, they’ll get the best right here at Meadow Wind. There is no other place in the Akron area that can help you or your loved one with ventilator care than that at Meadow Wind!
Our program is designed to incorporate many types of patients. Here are just a few conditions we treat:
- Ventilator dependency
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Airway management disorders
- Reactive airway disease
- Pulmonary infections
Our care team is always available for any needs that may arise for patients or their families.
Respiratory Therapy Services
Lung disease can be difficult to manage, but our respiratory services are designed to handle it with ease. The program is specially designed for residents with a variety of diagnoses that often include similar, quality care, including but not limited to:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation
- Tracheostomy Management
- Apnea disorders
Some of our patients may need additional ventilator assistance and will not be able to return home immediately. Instead, we bring home to them in the form of our specialized ventilator unit. Long-term patients’ families are welcome here as we provide quality clinical care and education 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The End Goal: Home
At Meadow Wind, our goal is to get our patients on their feet, and with the help of our expertly skilled team…HOME.
Many patients who come to our facility transition home and live a fun, active and full life. Whether those going home are ventilator-dependent or not, we seek to educate patients and families to provide them with valuable tools that will make the transition easier. We will also help coordinate any necessary home-care arrangements, necessary equipment, and visiting staff (such as speech and occupational therapists).