"Nowhere else in Vancouver, Washington would even begin to cover our needs as close to what we receive at Better Options. We feel like the nurses, and some of the other patients, too, are practically family."
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Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Now "OPEN" to new resident-patients and scheduling Adult Family Home tours daily, Faia Stevenson adds Rite Choice Ventilator Care Adult Family Home, now doubling the private rooms and available bed capacity for ventilator-dependent residents; conveniently located in northeast Vancouver, Washington adjacent to existing Better Options Ventilator Care Adult Family Home.
“The nursing staff has become a part of our extended family. We feel welcome to pop in and visit our son at any time,” states the mother of one resident while visiting her son at Better Options Ventilator Care Adult Family Home. "Nowhere else in Vancouver, Washington would even begin to cover our needs as close to what we receive at Better Options. We feel like the nurses, and some of the other patients, too, are practically family."
Progressive illnesses, such as Muscular Dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and various pulmonary conditions, typically require dependency upon a variety of specialized ventilator equipment simply to maintain normal breathing routines of inspiration and expiration. Head and spinal injuries often lead consequently to reduced expectations for long-term survival. For those who receive immediate emergency treatments, a tracheotomy may provide hope for either short-term recovery, or long-term maintenance options. Specialized respiratory-function maintenance equipment and equally specialized tracheostomy care and daily respiratory treatment routines provide “better options” for patients who have no expectation of short-term recovery.
Using the specialized respiratory care equipment typically found only in hospital settings, both Better Options and Rite Choice Ventilator Care Adult Family Homes provide integrative and holistic medical approaches to ventilator-dependent personal care 24 hours daily, seven days a week, and 365 days annually. Each of these homes provides an incomparable 3:1 ratio with one Registered Nurse at all times supported during each shift by additional in-house nursing staff comprised of Certified Nursing Assistants and Respiratory Therapists. This ratio of three resident-patients to one nursing professional is a benefit not found in other local long-term care facilities.
“This IS ‘home’ for our resident-patients,” insists Faia Stevenson, Registered Nurse, licensed AFH long-term care provider, and owner of both Better Options and Rite Choice Ventilator Care Adult Family Homes. “Our skilled and fully certified health-care staff receive extensive in-house training to competently handle challenges that other local facilities simply are not equipped to effectively address. And, combined with my own advanced medical training, this level of skill and preparation allows us to intervene more quickly upon the medical needs of each resident before any routine and even unusual issues have any opportunity to develop into more serious health issues.”
Both Better Options and now also Rite Choice Ventilator Care Adult Family Homes provide ventilator-dependent resident-patients with long-term hospital-level quality personal care and ventilator care services in a just-like-home environment staffed by Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Respiratory Therapists. Requiring a much higher level of skilled nursing and long-term care than available in traditional adult family homes, on average each resident-patient was a young adult to middle-aged when sudden traumatic circumstances radically affected daily routines and overall projections of long-term quality of living.
For more information about Better Options and Rite Choice Ventilator Care Adult Family Homes, please visit http://www.betteroptionsventilators.com.