A new ventilator program at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL) enables individuals to live each day to the fullest, according to a press release from Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, the umbrella organization of LFCL.
Located at the Chelsea, Ma.-based Green House homes, vent-dependent residents live independently in a “real” home, receive exceptional skilled nursing and compassionate care, and are treated with dignity and respect.
As the only Green House ventilator program in the country, Leonard Florence now offers a new, state-of-the-art, multi-function ventilators on the market today. They provide a unified respiratory system that makes it easy to switch and customize therapies, creating a simple system to use and manage.
According to a press release, also most important about the new program is that the ventilators offer greater mobility, enhancing the quality of life for residents. “We are thrilled to offer this revolutionary program to our residents,” said Barry Berman, Chelsea Jewish CEO. “Life on a ventilator in a Green House is truly a ground-breaking experience. It has, in fact, dramatically changed the lives of our residents.”
Patrick O'Brien (in photo on left) has been a resident of the Leonard Florence Center since 2010. After moving in, he directed and produced Transfatty Lives, an extraordinary documentary that won the Audience Award at the Tribeca and Milano Film Festivals. Prior to living at the Center, Patrick was in a nursing home that did not have the staff or capabilities for Patrick to even get out of bed.