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Ventilator Care Unit Virtual Tour

The 10-bed Ventilator Care Unit at Eastern Pines Convalescent Center is staffed with experts in the field of care for ventilator dependent patients. The unit’s clinical team includes our Pulmonary Director, Respiratory Director, 24-hour respiratory therapist, RN Unit Manager, nurses and therapists, as well as expert recreational staff and social workers, our staff is committed to helping each patient reach their highest possible physical, social and emotional well being.

Our patients can feel at home and spend quality time with their family in a beautiful, state of the art unit—all while receiving the best possible medical care.


We Care for Complex Diagnosis

  • Chronic Inflammatory
  • Demyelinating Polneuropathy
  • ALS
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents resulting in ventilator dependence
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Renal Failure

We Take a Specialized Approach

  • Our Respiratory Therapy Director and 24-hour Respiratory Staff, as well as Physical and Occupational Therapists, assess each patient’s needs and begin programs to rebuild patient’s strength, endurance as skills to the highest extent possible.
  • A Speech Therapist, along with the Respiratory Therapist, assesses the appropriateness of various communication assistive devices that allow the patient to communicate while still on the ventilator.
  • A Dietician evaluates the specialized nutritional needs of each patient and develops an individualized plan.
  • Family involvement is encouraged and supported by our interdisciplinary team. 


Services Provided

  • Airway Suction
  • Antibiotic Infusion & IV Hydration
  • Blood Draws
  • CVP and PICC Line Maintainance
  • Tube Feeding
  • Wound Care
  • Bedside Pulse Oximetry
  • Hemodialysis
  • Ventilator Weaning