Palliative Vent Release Program
When artificial life-sustaining measures are no longer desired by the patient and family we will be there to comfort, inform, and care. Through the support of our qualified team, the Palliative Ventilator Release Program assists in progressively weaning the patient off mechanical ventilations, while keeping the patient comfortable with family and loved ones at the bedside.
We recognize withdrawing life support for a loved one is often unprecedented for family members and acknowledge the increase number of patients on ventilators during this COVID-19 pandemic and the increase appreciation for discontinuing respiratory support at home among loved ones. Hospice of the West is able partner with all hospitals and facilities to provide this service.