Trach Care

Learn More About Trach Care

What is a Tracheostomy?

A tracheostomy is a surgically created opening through the trachea (windpipe) to allow direct access for a breathing tube to be inserted. This procedure may be ordered by your doctor to help with certain conditions that make breathing more difficult. Those conditions could include severe lung disorders, neurological conditions, or an infection.

“Where care breathes life” is not just a slogan, it’s what guides us to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. Our residents don’t live to receive care, they live to experience life. The care we provide is specialized for individual’s dependent on a ventilator to breathe so our residents can experience life on their terms. Kissito exists for the betterment and care of life and that’s our commitment to you.

Kissito healthcare employees use a training model to practice the proper insertion of a trach care tube.
We offer tracheotomy care to our residents with severe lung disorders, neurological issues or infections, who are dependent on a surgically inserted tube (trach) for breathing.

Trach Care & Common Conditions

Some common conditions a patient may have that requires a tracheostomy:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Post-COVID treatment 
  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Vocal cord paralysis (VCP)
  • Laryngeal injury or spasms
  • Congenital abnormalities of the airway
  • Severe neck or mouth injuries
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Need for prolonged respiratory support such as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
A respiratory therapist helps a resident with his ventilator and trach care.

In addition to continuous nursing, we perform daily trach care maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services to minimize complications, maintain stability, and return the individual to his or her highest level of functionality or independence.

Trach Care Admissions

Our admissions team is committed to guiding, advocating and facilitating the resident, family and referring hospital through the complicated process of transitioning from acute care to specialized ventilator care.

We are sensitive to the challenges residents and their loved ones may face when considering a transition in care especially over long distances. Our patient advocate is able to provide clarity about the process and provide information about our facilities. We will walk you through the process of applying for financial assistance face-to-face as part of our commitment to you.

Centralized referral processing gives discharge planners access to multiple care center locations through a single contact.

Kissito Healthcare Trach and Vent Care Locations

Our Bland Nursing & Rehab, Brian Center Fincastle, and Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab offer Trach Care and ventilator-related services. Visit our location pages for more information and to contact us!

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