It’s difficult to imagine the change in lifestyle associated with limited breathing function. Life can change in an instant and might require using a ventilator to breathe after an accident, illness, or another tragedy. A ventilator, also known as a breathing machine, is a medical device that provides a patient with oxygen when breathing on their own is unfortunately not an option.
Moving to a long-term care facility might sound intimidating. However, as a resident of Better Options Ventilator Specialty Care, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home. In this position of depending on others (maybe for the first time ever), residents may experience some hesitation at leaving their current living situation. We aim to make the transition to living outside your home as smooth and effortless as possible by inviting you to our home. Here are three reasons why living at Better Options is just as pleasant and convenient as living on your own.
First, Better Options has a welcoming feel centered on family. Our very small resident-to-caregiver ratio means more personalized care with a familiar, attentive professional. You’ll see your caregiver every day, and they’ll be part of your support system while you stay with us.
Your friends and family are always welcome to visit as often as you or they want, and we celebrate birthdays and other holidays right here in our comfortable common areas. This common area isn’t just for residents—you’re welcome to host family gatherings here too. Caregivers encourage as much or as little socialization as a resident wants, both with visitors and with other residents.
Our staff members won’t just learn your medical needs, but also your personal needs. This is part of our staff’s dedication to helping residents realize richer, fuller lives.
Our skilled nursing staff cares for residents in a holistic manner, making sure residents get up and out of bed every day. Even if you only want to move to a chair, any movement will improve your respiratory health and overall well-being. Staff members are able to keep close tabs on your health and report sudden changes in your condition, making you feel safe and cared for around-the-clock, 365 days a year. Even if you need just a little extra help, we strive to make your day shine and to go the extra mile for your comfort.
Second, Better Options Ventilator Specialty Care isn’t just a building—it’s where residents make their home. There’s a reason why we call you a resident rather than a patient! Better Options was created from two homes, each with six bedrooms, and was fashioned to make this very special medical center. We only accept twelve residents at a time, which means the feeling of our facility is more intimate than at larger hospitals or other facilities. We’ve successfully cultivated the feel of a welcoming atmosphere for 20 years. Residents consistently tell us that they feel more relaxed and safer when they stay with us. We never get tired of hearing that!
While you’re here, you’ll have a private room. You may bring some of your furniture from your own home as well and decorate according to your personal tastes. It’s always nice to have familiar things around you when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. Outside, you’ll see beautiful parklike scenery—our grounds feature a covered deck, a gazebo, and large gardens that grow fresh vegetables and seasonal flowers. You’ll enjoy three delicious meals and two snacks daily, and meals can be made to order at any time.
Your family will love to come visit you, and (under certain conditions) you’ll even be able to bring your pet. Our common room has a computer, a TV, and a piano that everyone can enjoy. Our library has a wide variety of materials as well, meant to stimulate, entertain, and educate. Of course, if you ever want to leave for a visit of your favorite locations or people, we offer transportation, and one of our caregivers will ride along to make sure your trip goes smoothly.
Each bedroom is also equipped with chair lifts, making moving in and out of bed simple. And if your situation improves, you won’t be moved to other rooms, as is the procedure in some facilities, such as to move to a room with different equipment. Moving day just happens once because each room is furnished equally.
Speaking of which, that brings us to our third reason Better Options is the top choice in this field. This state-of-the-art facility is well equipped to handle you or your loved one, whatever the medical needs or limitations. Restricted breathing function makes everything more difficult, and this can unfortunately lead to other medical complications. But since you’ve chosen Better Options, you get the best personal care.
You’ll find that our skilled on-site personnel are your health advocates and are there for you day and night to assess situations and give care and analysis when needed. We can even complete many routine medical tests right here, including x-rays, urinalysis, and labs. We can easily contact doctors to place medical orders, and physicians and pulmonologists will come visit you here—no need to go to them! Your healthcare plan will be tailored to you and your needs, and you won’t even need to leave your room if you don’t want to or are unable to.
Our on-site personnel offers a wide range of services you’d normally find in a larger facility or hospital. These services include respiratory and tracheotomy care, weaning assistance, pulmonary disease management, and wound care for postoperative wounds and pain management.
Altogether, these three reasons are all you need when considering whether Better Options Ventilator Specialty Care is right for you and your situation. Consider our friendly and caring environment, our state-of-the-art facility, and our excellent medical professionals. We look forward to giving you a tour of your new home. Contact us today!