Tracheostomy and Ventilator Care
Villa Angela is one of few skilled nursing facilities in central Columbus that offers tracheostomy and ventilator care. Villa Angela offers 24 hour Respiratory Therapists and RN/LPN coverage to ensure our residents are given the necessary quality care.
Villa Angela likes to see our residents wean off ventilators or trachs if they are medically able to. Our highly trained staff will assist the resident and family in every step of the process.
In 2012 Villa Angela was named a “Center for Clinical Excellence” specializing in Congestive Heart Failure Treatment and rehabilitation. Villa Angela strives to be on the cutting edge for new technology and medical developments.
Tracheostomy- A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing.
Ventilator Care- Villa Angela provides care for residents that require ventilator care due to injury, chronic disease, respiratory or neurological problems. Our goal is to wean a resident off of the vent whenever medically possible, thus enabling the resident to breath on their own.
Paralysis Resource Center (www.christopherreeve.org)
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What is Tracheostomy? (www.hopkinsmedicine.org)