The respiratory therapy professionals of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's Home Respiratory Care offer a continuum of care from the time of hospital discharge to home.

 

 

We work closely with physicians, respiratory therapists and discharge planners to develop an individualized plan of care that fits your needs and your lifestyle. Our friendly team of Respiratory Therapists provides home delivery, professional evaluation, clear equipment instructions, and ongoing support to ensure your treatment and equipment is working as planned.

 

Home Respiratory Care

Respiratory care equipment is provided in the home when appropriate by licensed respiratory care practitioners to identified patients who qualify for such services. Routine follow-up visits will be made. Assessment methods and expectations to meet patient care needs include monitoring appropriateness of therapeutic modalities as they relate to diagnosis; providing diagnostic measurements; evaluating patients' response to delivery of therapeutics; providing patient education on the disease process; providing multidisciplinary education; participating in community-based education; and evaluating scope of practice as it relates to approved national standards.

Respiratory Care  

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's Respiratory Care team is involved with every aspect of pulmonary diagnostics and treatment for infants through geriatric patients. We provide life support to those with acute lung injury as well as maintenance therapy for those with chronic pulmonary disease.

 

Cardiopulmonary Care

Cardiopulmonary care is the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic treatment for patients with suspected or pulmonary insufficiency for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes which improve a patient's quality of life. These outcomes eliminate or reduce disease process, prevent a disease or symptomatology, and establish a diagnosis. Cardiopulmonary care is integrated with other disciplines to achieve appropriate therapeutic outcomes. These outcomes should benefit the patient, be cost effective, and improve the quality of life for the patient and their loved ones.

 

respiratory services we provide:

Respiratory therapies available include:

  • Oxygen 
  • Nebulizers 
  • CPAP, BiPAP and AutoPAP 
  • Respiratory supplies 
  • Trach care 
  • Respiratory Therapist on call 24/7 
  • Only Home Respiratory Care program in the Valley that have all home visits performed by Respiratory Therapist

 

 

service area we cover

St. Joseph’s Home Respiratory serves Idaho and Washington residents within a 35-mile radius from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

more about Cardiopulmonary care

The type of care provided involves a variety of therapeutic modalities. Respiratory care involves a process through which a licensed respiratory care practitioner cooperates with the physician, patient, and other health care team members in designing, implementing, and monitoring a therapeutic plan which will produce specific therapeutic outcomes for the patient.

Respiratory care is provided to all ages of patients, infant through geriatric, who may require appropriate delivery of therapeutic care. This would include a wide range of diagnoses in which there exists a related pulmonary complication. Tobacco cessation is offered through the Cardiopulmonary Department.

Performing pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive diagnostic tests that provide measurable feedback about the function of the lungs. By assessing lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange, PFTs provide information that, when evaluated by your doctor, can help diagnosis certain lung disorders. Pulmonary Function tests are noninvasive. These tests can be provided to inpatients as well as outpatients.

The Cardiopulmonary department is staffed and open for services 24 hours per day, seven days a week. A patient account representative is available Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm.

more about respiratory care

Registered and certified respiratory therapists use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to manage breathing for emergency/trauma patients, asthma sufferers, those with chronic lung disease, newborns with underdeveloped lungs, and critical care patients requiring ventilator support. Our goal is to educate and help patients understand what they can do to maintain their greatest level of lung health.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's Respiratory Care team consists of registered and certified respiratory therapists, a director of respiratory care and respiratory care supervisors ensuring optimal respiratory management and treatment. A Medical Director, guides all aspects of care. Respiratory therapy is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The respiratory care team works closely with the hospital's emergency department, critical care department and general nursing floors to ensure a dedicated team approach to healthcare.

Family involvement and support are vital to successfully adapting to life with a pulmonary disease. We educate patients and families on all aspects of care to ensure a higher quality of life.

home respiratory care

Respiratory care equipment is provided in the home when medically neccessary by licensed respiratory care practitioners to identified patients who qualify for such services.

Normal office hours for this service are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a licensed respiratory care practitioner providing these services seven days per week, on call after normal office hours, and on weekends.

Assessment methods and expectations to meet patient care needs include: monitoring appropriateness of therapeutic modalities as they relate to diagnosis; providing diagnostic measurements; evaluating patients' response to delivery of therapeutics; providing patient education; providing multidisciplinary education; participating in community-based education; and evaluating scope of practice as it relates to approved national standards.

insurance information

We bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies on your behalf.

For questions about Financial Assistance or how to understand your bill, visit our Billing & Financial page.

 

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