Long Term Care and Specialty Respiratory Services

Our Registered Respiratory Therapists and Registered Nurses can assist you with patient assessment and oxygen therapy by providing oximetry at rest, with exercise or nocturnally. We typically have multiple clients at each location so we frequently visit your location to ensure your clients are being treated safely and effectively.

Our professional staff will assist you by providing:

  • Baseline clinical assessment – initiate oxygen therapy prescription and use assessment to ensure appropriate oxygenation
  • The appropriate oxygen systems for your patients and facility specifications
  • Regular follow-up visits to ensure care plans are achieved
  • Written patient assessments for the facility and physician
  • Communication to other members of the health care team
  • 24/7 access to West Care Medical

Access to Education and In-Services

At West Care, we have created a proprietary online training system. This system allows for effective self-learning and includes modules on:

  • Medical oxygen therapy
  • Patient assessment and auscultation
  • COPD treatment modalities
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Bronchodilators and administration
  • Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
  • Respiratory diseases and management

More modules are to come. Note- these modules are only available for participating long term care facilities.

Clinical Outcomes for Your Residents

Clinically, West Care Medical can help maximize resident mobility within and around your facility which provides your patients with:

  • Increased quality of life 1, 2
  • Increased survival 1, 2
  • Reduced depression 3, 4
  • Reduced hospitalizations 5

Contact us for more information.

Other Respiratory Services

Additional Respiratory services delivered by West Care Medical healthcare professionals include:

  • Home Ventilation products and services, including invasive ventilation and telemonitoring
  • Other Airway Care, Service and Supplies, including high humidity therapy and others
  • Education for the healthcare professional on a variety of Respiratory topics, delivered through Lunch and Learns, in-office visits, or e-learning modules
  • COPD diagnostic services including Oximetry and Spirometry
  • Asthma and Allergy Education, Service and Supplies
  • Occupational Health Testing and Treatment
  • General Respiratory Policies and Procedure Manuals for hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • CPR and First aid Training for the healthcare professional

 1. A Clinical Trial. Continuous or Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy in Hypoxemic Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease – Annals of Internal Medicine 1980; 93: 391 – 398 2. Report from the Medical Research Council Working Party. Long Term Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy In Chronic Hypoxic Cor Pulmonale Complicating Chronic Bronchitis And Emphysema. The Lancet; March 1981, 681 – 686 3. Petty T, et al. Supportive Therapy in COPD. Chest 1998;113;256S-262S 4. Cottrell J, et al. Home Oxygen Therapy : A Comparison of 2- vs 6-Month Patient Reevaluation. Chest 1995;107;358-361. 5. Ringbaek TJ, et al. Does long-term oxygen therapy reduce hospitalisation in hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 38–42