Ventilator Care Unit
The Ventilator Unit at Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Bayshore is licensed as a skilled nursing facility by the State of New Jersey Department of Health. It is currently the only long-term ventilator unit of its kind in Monmouth County.
Our staff has been carefully selected on the basis of experience, competence and, most of all, their desire to exhibit a supportive attitude and provide quality care to those individuals who require mechanically assisted ventilation on a daily basis.
It is the responsibility of our staff to create a safe, supportive environment that will help our residents maximize their potential and live their lives to the fullest capacity.
Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided by registered nurses, LPN’s, certified nursing assistants and respiratory therapists, supplemented by a team of physical and occupational therapists, and a speech pathologist. They are guided by our pulmonologist and physiatrist, who coordinate medical services with each resident’s attending physician to optimize care delivery. Working closely with residents, staff and families, they help provide education in the special needs of the resident on a ventilator.
We consider our unit to be unique, and are proud of the dedication our staff shows to all residents and their family members who are faced with the limitations and challenges of ventilator dependency.
Subacute Care Unit:
Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab at Bayshore provides subacute care services for patients being discharged from the hospital following an acute illness and who require intensive rehabilitative services to enable them to return to their homes.
Individualized rehabilitative plans are developed for all residents who are admitted to our facility to assist them in achieving their desired discharge goals. Our staff of rehabilitation professionals work closely to ensure that each resident’s functional capacities are restored to the most optimum level to enable them to return home, and function safely and independently. Our therapists work closely with our physiatrist and the attending physician, in conjunction with other members of the health care team, to develop reasonable goals to facilitate discharge after a short-term stay.