Chronic Bronchitis-Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation that can cause narrowing of the larger airways in your lungs. This limits airflow in and out of your lungs, which makes it hard to breathe. Unlike the bronchitis you may experience with a common cold or other virus, chronic bronchitis can come and go over months or y
Cystic Fibrosis - is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.
Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become thick and sticky. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.
Pulmonary Fibrosis-Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, you become progressively more short of breath.
The scarring associated with pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by a multitude of factors. But in most cases, doctors can't pinpoint what's causing the problem. When a cause can't be found, the condition is termed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Tracheostomy - a surgically created opening in the neck leading directly to the trachea (the breathing tube). It is maintained open with a hollow tube called a tracheostomy tube.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.
Pneumonia- While pneumonia always refers to an infection of the lungs, there are many different types. Some are caused by viruses, fungi, or parasites, but many cases of pneumonia are caused by bacteria. The most common bacterial pneumonia is called pneumococcal pneumonia. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious disease that can strike anywhere, anytime. Certain symptoms, like cough and fatigue, can last for weeks, or even longer.
Four Seasons announces leading edge respiratory care........
Leading Edge Respiratory Care - up to 15 liters per minute of
humidified oxygen via high-flow nasal cannula for treating acute
onset or chronic conditions.
Our goal is for our short-term residents who are receiving
respiratory care, to safely return home and enjoy their activities
of daily life within 30 days. We have successfully capped and
decannulated tracheostomy residents. We are continuously
working on weaning residents down to a safe level of oxygen
with the intention of discharging them back to the community.
Our longer-term residents are also provided with the same clinical
expertise and attention by our staff. Longer-term residents consist
of those who receive medical treatment for 30 days or longer due to a chronic illness or medical condition. We work closely with families to educate them and get them well prepared to take their loved ones home.
..... reduces chance of hospital re-admissions and length of stay in hospital
Our Team specializes in caring for acute and chronic medical conditions such as:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Asthma |
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) | Chronic Bronchitis |Cystic Fibrosis |
Pulmonary Fibrosis | Pneumonia care after hospitalization.
Four Seasons accept residents on High Flow Nasal Cannula
Oxygen need, residents with sleep apnea using Continuous Positive
Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine or Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure
(BiPAP) machine, and tracheostomies.
Patients benefits of high-flow humidified oxygen:
Improves overall care with the potential to -
Our skilled multi-disciplinary health care team makes it possible to treat respiratory
patients while working directly with your physicians. We provide a more
compassionate solutions and better clinical outcomes. Our medical team and staff
actively coordinate to provide comprehensive care planning for each resident's
physical and emotional needs.
Just breathe..... with our leading edge respiratory care