Transitional Home Ventilation

Providing rehabilitation, training and education.

Description:

The Transitional Home Ventilation service helps patients requiring chronic ventilation integrate back into the community from acute care hospitals.

Home Ventilator Training

The service provides rehabilitation, training and education to medically stable ventilator-assisted individuals and their families using a variety of tools.

The service includes transitional home ventilation beds at the Centre and enables staff to address barriers to entering West Park’s traditional Home Vent Assessment and Training Service, which is reliant on individuals having adequate caregiver support and accessible homes to return to.

Type: Transitional Living | Lungs and Breathing

Funding: The cost of the service is covered for patients with a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. See "Additional Information" for more detail on other costs.

Eligibility: Patients of West Park's Transitional Home Ventilation Service are 18 years of age and older who require mechanical ventilation for all or part of the day. (see "Referral requirements" for more detail).

Referral requirements:

Candidates for West Park's Home Ventilator Training Service are:

  • 18 years of age and older who require mechanical ventilation for all or part of the day;
  • Willing to participate in the program;
  • Medically stable;
  • Cognitively stable (or have a documented substitute decision-maker);
  • Able to direct their own care;
  • Able to return to the community with established discharge support.

A physician referral is required. To find out more on how to refer, visit here. To access the relevant referral form, click here.

For further information on this service or to make an appointment, please call a Respiratory Services Care Co-ordinator at 416-243-3600, ext. 4765 or 4745.

Contact Information:

For further information on this service or to make an appointment, please call a Respiratory Services Care Co-ordinator at 416-243-3600, ext. 2309.

Additional Information:

The cost of medical and professional care in standard ward accommodation (where three to four people share one room) is covered for patients with a valid Ontario Health Card issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

In-patients unable to return to an independent lifestyle upon completion of the program and who are awaiting placement in a facility that provides an appropriate level of care will be charged a daily chronic care co-payment set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For information on this fee, please contact our Financial Services office at 416-243-3600 ext. 2074.