Home Ventilator Services
Every breath can be difficult if you have lung disease or conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis, to name a few. But having breathing problems does not have to keep you from getting the most out of your life. Johns Hopkins Care at Home’s home ventilator services help you manage your respiratory condition from the comfort of home.
We provide home ventilator services to people of all ages throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. You will need a referral from your provider to get started.
Who Can Benefit from Ventilator Services at Home?
Our respiratory therapists have extensive experience in caring for adult and pediatric patients with breathing complications that result from conditions including:
- Respiratory failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Restrictive lung disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Obstructive or central sleep apnea
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bronchial dysplasia
- Airway abnormalities
Our Ventilator Services
Johns Hopkins Care at Home provides care for people who require a ventilator via their tracheostomy tube or through a nasal interface mask or mouthpiece to help them breathe.
Our care team includes licensed respiratory therapists, all with rigorous training. We have extensive expertise in treating complex lung diseases and other respiratory conditions.
We focus on teaching you about managing your condition and helping you get the right equipment to help you breathe better. We work with you or your caregiver to make sure you have everything you need before you leave the hospital and train you to feel confident that you can use your equipment properly. We provide 24-hour on-call service should you need help at any time.
When you receive home ventilator services from Johns Hopkins Care at Home, our team provides personalized customer service, including:
- In-person instruction for safe, effective use of the equipment, for you and any caregivers
- Equipment delivery and setup before you leave the hospital
- Customer service via phone for any problems, with quick equipment replacement if needed
- Ongoing monitoring and follow up
To learn more about our home ventilator services, ask to speak with a respiratory therapist Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins Care at Home for Home Ventilator Services?
Our home ventilator services help you or your loved one stay healthy and active in the comfort of your home. Highlights of our services include:
Individualized, comprehensive care
We teach you and/or a caregiver how to use the equipment so you are comfortable using it on your own at home. If any equipment needs repair, you will get a quick replacement with just a phone call.
Specialized care for children
Our team is one of the few that provides services for children with respiratory disorders and lung diseases. We work with Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, both in Baltimore, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Focus on safety and quality
We are accredited for clinical respiratory services by the Joint Commission, an organization whose recognition shows that our dedication to patient care meets or exceeds national standards for safety and quality. We also receive top rankings in patient satisfaction surveys.
Our high-quality ventilator equipment provides safe, effective care. We inspect every item to make sure it’s working well, and we quickly replace any equipment that needs repair.
Home Ventilator Services with Johns Hopkins: What to Expect
Our home ventilator services and respiratory equipment help you manage care where it’s most convenient—at home. Here’s what to expect:
- Your doctor or other care provider refers you to us, and we verify the details.
- If you’re in the hospital, we will come to you to show you and/or your caregiver how to use your equipment.
- We follow up with you the day after your discharge to answer any questions that you may have and determine if an immediate revisit is needed. More frequent visits will be made during the first month to make sure everything is going well, and then we make monthly visits to check your equipment and to assess how well you are adhering to your home ventilator therapy.
- We will utilize the plan of care ordered by your physician, alerting your care team about any changes in your condition to promote comprehensive care.