Tracheostomy and Respiratory Care

VA Contract Provider

Tracheostomy services are only available to patients with qualifying veteran benefits

Respiratory Services are Available to All Residents

Different from a typical nursing home, SCRNC is staffed with registered nurses 24/7 working with a team of respiratory therapists to provide around-the-clock comprehensive services for Tracheostomy and Respiratory patients. We are an approved VA Benefits tracheostomy services provider and respiratory services are available to all residents.

Other support staff include physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians and social workers. 

What is a Tracheostomy?

A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening in the neck to place a tube into the windpipe (trachea) allowing a person to breathe without using their nose or mouth.

Indications for Tracheostomy

  • Obstruction: Blockages in the upper airway, such as tumors or severe infections. 
  • Respiratory Failure: Conditions requiring long-term mechanical ventilation, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 
  • Neuromuscular Disorders: Diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or spinal cord injuries that affect breathing muscles. 
  • Trauma: Severe injuries to the neck or mouth.

Benefits of Tracheostomy Services

  • Improved Breathing: Direct access to the windpipe can make breathing easier and more efficient.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Patients who require long-term ventilation can often move more freely with a tracheostomy.
  • Better Quality of Life: With proper care and support, patients can lead more active and comfortable lives. 


  • Chronic lung diseases, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acute respiratory ailments
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Metabolic encephalopathy 

Post-Operative Care

  • Monitoring: Regular monitoring for complications like infection, bleeding or tube displacement.
  • Wound Care: Cleaning the tracheostomy site to promote healing.
  • Suctioning: Removing secretions from the trachea to keep the airway clear.
  • Therapy: If the patient is dealing with recovery from a major health event and needs physical therapy, our facility is equipped to provide a full range of services.

Equipment Supply

  • Tracheostomy Tubes: Various types and sizes to suit individual patient needs.
  • Humidifiers and Filters: To ensure air entering the lungs is adequately humidified and clean.
  • Emergency Supplies: Items like spare tubes and suction catheters. 

Patient and Caregiver Education

  • Training: Instructions on how to care for the tracheostomy at home.
  • Emergency Procedures: Steps to take in case of tube blockage or dislodgment.
  • Communication: Techniques for speaking with a tracheostomy, including using speaking valves. 

At-home Knowledge, Rehabilitation, Follow-Up

  • Education: You’ll receive thorough education about tracheostomy care techniques, signs of complications, emergency procedures, including when to seek medical assistance
  • Speech Therapy: Assistance with speaking and swallowing after a tracheostomy.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to improve breathing and muscle strength.
  • Specialized Diet: Our staff can provide guidance to ensure patients receive adequate nutrition and hydration while minimizing risks.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Routine visits to monitor the condition of the tracheostomy and overall health. 

Contact US today about Tracheostomy and Respiratory Care!

Please give us a call at (601) 928-1889 or fill out the form below.

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