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Ventilator and Tracheostomy Care

Receive the best in ventilator and tracheostomy care in Wisconsin.

Since 1987, our Chippewa Falls ventilator and tracheostomy care center has been known for providing progressive care with proven outcomes.

Our success has allowed us to expand to 36 private rooms. We are now the largest ventilator center in Wisconsin. You will appreciate knowing that our ventilator center is designed in a way that encourages you to be mobile, independent, and actively involved.

Learn more about our ventilator care center.

Focused on Choice

You are an integral part of your care team. Together, we develop a daily routine and care plan according to your preferences and needs. Enjoy a flexible meal plan that allows you to rise, dine, and participate in activities as you choose. Your ventilator is portable and can be attached to a wheelchair, so you have the freedom to move throughout our community and socialize. There are also regular activities and outings in the community.

Modern Technology for Better
Communication & Independence

Improving your ability to communicate will give you greater independence. Technology used in our ventilator center with tracheostomy unit includes:

  • Talking Valves
  • Communication Boards
  • Computer-Based Electronic Devices (Dynavox)
  • Highly Adapted Electric Wheelchairs with Portable Ventilators
  • State-of-the-Art Nurse Call System
  • Internet Access throughout the Community

Your safety is our #1 concern. That's why we took the extra step in 2010 and invested in an innovative, silent nurse call system. The system allows for a faster, more prepared response from our team.


A Team Approach to Your Care

Feel confident and secure, knowing you are supported by an accomplished and experienced team. Our weekly care rounds are a scheduled time for us to focus on all aspects of your care. Your care team is comprised of a:

  • Medical Director, Board-Certified Pulmonologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker

Benefit from a staffing ratio that is much higher than what you will find in most other skilled nursing facilities.

Learn more about our therapy programs.

Successful Weaning Program

Receive a high standard of ventilator care. We have a history of liberating patients from mechanical ventilation. This progressive, individualized process may include:

Assessing your current condition and abilities

Progressing as fast as you and your body allow

Liberating you from mechanical ventilation

Removing your trach as appropriate

Approximately two-thirds of our ventilator dependent patients have been able to successfully wean (liberate from the ventilator seven consecutive days). Our weaning program has been optimized over the years allowing many of our patients to return home.