If you or a loved one is in need of skilled private duty home nursing in Chicago, home health visits, or home medical equipment, these resources may help you better understand your options. Call Independence Plus at (708) 366-4500 for further information.
- Learn what a tracheostomy is and what considerations are necessary for patients who have one on this page from MedlinePlus.
- For a helpful guide to meeting with a physical therapist, read this article from the American Physical Therapy Association.
- The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute describes the experience of being on a ventilator and explains why skilled health care is important during such a period.
- This guide to home ventilator use from the International Ventilator Users Network answers a variety of questions about different types of mechanical ventilators.
- For a brief overview of mechanical ventilation and how it works to sustain patients with breathing difficulties, visit this page from the American Thoracic Society.