Respiratory Therapy

pict-rt1Respiratory therapy includes inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients with heart and/or lung disorders.

Benefits of Respiratory Therapy

  • Eases breathing
  • Assists in ventilation

Elements of Respiratory Therapy

  • Testing an individual’s breathing capacity
  • Determining the level of oxygen in an individual’s blood
  • Administering oxygen and liquid medications in mist form

Conditions treated by Respiratory Therapy

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory components of acute multisystemic conditions such as heart attack or stroke

Testimonials

"The ongoing activities at Oakbrook allowed for resident interactions which formed a feeling of camaraderie. The therapy gals were great to work with and helped me progress in my recuperation."
- Bernice D, resident

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