Special Services

"Breathing Easier" Program

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory illnesses can now "breathe easier," thanks to the availability of nebulizer equipment and medications through Salem Home Medical. Physicians often order in-home nebulizer treatments for patients with these types of lung conditions. Nebulizers reduce medication to very fine, cloud-like particles so that the drug can reach the deeper parts of the respiratory tract.

Salem Home Medical will provide your nebulizer equipment, which includes a compressor, tubing, a mask and medicine cup. Our certified respiratory therapists will teach you how to properly use the equipment, so that breathing treatments are easier for you. For your convenience, nebulizer medications are provided in easy-to-open, pre-dosed vials. This system allows for simple self-dosing in the privacy of your home.

Each month, we'll call you to ask how you are doing, schedule your refill and answer any questions you may have.

To learn more about the "Breathing Easier" program, call Salem Home Medical at 330-337-9922.

Sleep Apnea Management

Does your spouse tell you your snoring sounds more like a chainsaw? Has he or she said that your snoring suddenly and frequently stops during the night, and that you then choke or gasp for breath? If so, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which a narrowing of the upper airway causes people to stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they're sleeping.

These breathless episodes can occur up to 100 times an hour - even though you may not wake up enough to realize that they've happened. They may leave you feeling sleepy, irritable and unable to concentrate during the day without knowing why.

If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, your treatment may include CPAP or Bi-Pap therapy. These non-invasive therapies have been proven effective in restoring sleep quality and reducing symptoms of sleep apnea.

To help those affected by sleep apnea, Salem Home Medical carries a complete line of CPAP and Bi-Pap equipment. Our staff of respiratory therapists is available to counsel patients on the proper use of the equipment, provide support and answer any questions you may have.

To learn more, call Salem Home Medical at 330-337-9922.