Ventilator Respite Program
Statement of Purpose:
This program is established to provide respite services to caregivers of ventilator dependent patients at home. This program provides up to 90 hours of service in a twelve-month period beginning 2/1/2011 through 1/31/2012. Services are paid for by the Chapter however the care is typically provided by local nursing agencies.
- Diagnosis of ALS.
- Reside in the Chapter service area.
- Ventilator dependent.
This is a program designed to give temporary relief to primary caregivers of ventilator patients who reside at home. The program also allows a patient residing in a nursing home the opportunity to leave the facility for a short period of time. The hours can be used to cover a three-day weekend, or can be broken down into smaller increments. It is preferred that the use of this program is scheduled in advance giving a minimum of two weeks notice. However, emergency or special circumstances will be considered and services arranged if possible.
Click here to open a printable version of the Ventilator-Dependent Respite Care Application. For more information or for assistance with the application contact Wendy Barnes, LSW at 610-797-2102 or email@example.com