Southwest VA Home Health Care, Inc. has its own Respiratory Therapist available to evaluate, treat and educate patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders in the home care environment.

Practicing under the direction of a physician, our health care staff will help develop and modify the patient’s plan of care.

Order Pulse Oximeter Studies for the following situations:

  • Justifying Oxygen for Insurance
  • Tachycardia & Arrhythmias
  • Heart Disease
  • Restlessness – Early Signs of Hypoxia
  • COPD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema or Atelectasis
  • Lung Disease
  • Anatomical Defects
  • Any Situation that Interferes with the CO2 – O2 Exchange

Spot Check Oxygen Saturation:

  • Room Air
  • On Oxygen
  • At Rest
  • During Exertion
  • Before & After Respiratory Treatments

Overnight Oximetry Studies:

Order overnight studies for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. An integral printer allows our staff to provide trend studies which records pulse rate, oxygen saturation, date & time of each measurement. Results can be printed in a line graph or text format.

Mild sleep apnea – Patient education on Positional Therapy
Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Positive Pressure Therapy

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP)

Patient and Family Education:

  • Oxygen Concentrators
  • Portable Oxygen Tank
  • Spacers
  • Inhalers
  • Misty Nebulizers
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Cleaning & Replacing Parts
  • Medications — Effects, Side Effects, Administration
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Coughing & Deep Breathing Techniques
  • Energy Conservation Skills

Southwest VA Home Health Care, Inc. has designed specialized programs for patients with specific respiratory disease or disorders. Let our professional staff help your patients “Breath Easy”.