Health Care Providers

State-of-the-art ventilator care in a homelike setting for your patient

For Health Care Providers

Better Options Adult Family Home specializes in caring for ventilator-dependent patients in a homelike setting. Because our residents have complex medical needs, Better Options is staffed around the clock with nurses and CNA's trained in ventilator care supported by an on-call respiratory therapist.

Clinical Services Available

In addition, Better Options provides wound care for postoperative wounds, diabetic ulcers, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, infected wounds, and wound pain management.

We work closely with primary care physicians, Vancouver Clinic Pulmonologists Dr. Fowler and Dr. Jura, the Coumadin Clinic of Southwest Washington Medical Center and other specialists necessary for our residents’ care. Better Options also contracts with social workers to help our residents deal with the psychological effects of being ventilator-dependent.

How We Receive New Residents


Needs Assessment & Tailored Care Plan

When a patient is referred to our facility, we review the physician's orders. Our nursing supervisor completes a thorough needs assessment and develops a care plan with the patient and family or guardian. The referring physician reviews and approves the care plan. This plan is reviewed and updated as needed.

Smooth Coordination & Transition

Prior to hospital discharge, the nursing staff receives an overview of the care plan, medical history and nursing goals for our new resident. Our nursing supervisor stays in close contact with the family and nursing staff to coordinate a smooth and comfortable transition from patient to resident.

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At Better Options Your Life Will Include

At Better Options Your Life Will Include

24-hour Nursing Staff

24/7 nursing staff who know you personally and medically.

Private Room

A private room, furnished for you, with or without your own furniture.

Meals & Snacks

Three delicious meals and two snacks daily, plus meals made to order at any time.

Beautiful Setting

Beautiful grounds for you to enjoy as you are able.

Open Door

An open door, for your family and friends to visit on their schedule.


Access to books from our extensive library.


Unlimited computer and Internet access.


Either your own or resident pets. (Your own pet must be vaccinated and compatible with other resident pets.)


Transportation and an accompanying caregiver (at an additional fee) to visit your family or to visit places you want to see.

Feel safer, feel more relaxed – feel at home!

Our residents consistently tell us that they “feel safer and more relaxed” at our facility!

What our residents have to say

"Since I moved here from a nursing home, I no longer feel stressed."

"After years of being in nursing facilities, this is first time I feel safe."

We'd love to have you become a resident at Better Options Ventilator Specialty Care.