Ventilator Unit

Sub-Acute Ventilator Unit with Respiratory Therapists are On-Site 24 Hours per Day


Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a premier 49 bed sub-acute ventilator unit with semi-private rooms available. Respiratory Therapists are on-site 24 hours per day to provide tracheotomy care, ventilator support, and / or treatments for breathing impairments. Staff encourages residents and families to set realistic, yet optimistic goals regarding rehabilitation. Our respiratory care practitioners work closely with our medical team to establish a customized plan of care, emphasizing the best possible outcome, including weaning support. Successes include residents returning home to resume their lifestyles, residents transferring to non-vent nursing facilities closer to their family members, and residents relocating to retirement centers.

Our highly trained and accommodating staff understands the complex medical conditions and special rehabilitation needs of the sub-acute patient. Treating each resident with care, compassion and respect is a direct reflection of our mission. Our staff has extensive training in pain management and works closely with each resident to ensure that he or she is as pain free as possible. A wound care physician and wound care certified RN are available to create advanced treatment plans for residents with wounds and skin conditions.

In addition to seven day round-the-clock skilled nursing care, we offer coordinated rehabilitation services through physical, occupational, and speech therapy. A tailored plan of care is developed for each resident to optimize restorative and rehabilitative procedures and treatments. Our dedicated therapy department seeks to ensure that every individual reaches his or her highest practicable level of physical, social and emotional capabilities. Our respiratory therapists, speech pathologists and dietician work together to return our vent patients to a normal diet whenever possible.

Residents who have the ability are allowed to move about within the facility in wheelchairs or electric wheelchairs if appropriate by means of portable ventilators. We encourage residents to remain as active as possible. Our Life Enrichment Department provides various activities, outings, holiday celebrations, religious and music events to promote social interaction along with mental and physical stimulation. Music therapy sessions are offered to lift the spirit while reducing stress and anxiety.

(828) 632-8146

581 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681