Respiratory Therapy Services

Respiratory Therapy

Dependable Home Care provides respiratory therapists to our home care patients when indicated by a physician or nurse practicioner, or when indicated by the periodic assessment review. We also arrange for equipment rentals and refills of gas, as can co-ordinate the filling of aerosol medications.

Respiratory therapists provided by Dependable Home Care are carefully screened, well trained, certified and licensed professionals. All respiratory therapy is performed uner a suprevised and reviewed management plan that is reviewed and evaluated frequently.

Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders. Under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for respiratory therapeutic treatments, consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to develop patient care plans.

Respiratory therapists provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema and give emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack or stroke.

  • Respiratory therapists also:
  • interview patients and perform limited physical examinations
  • conduct diagnostic tests to measure a patient's breathing capacity
  • conduct tests to measure the concentration of oxygen and other gases in the patient's blood
  • Measure a patient's blood pH
  • Draw arterial blood samples
  • Perform chest physiotherapy to remove mucus from the lungs
  • Consult with a physician about treatment
  • Administer oxygen or oxygen mixtures
  • Teach patients and their families to use ventilators and other life-support systems
  • Administer aerosol medications
  • Instruct patients on how to inhale aerosol medications
  • Connect ventilators and aspirators and adjust oxygen flow
  • Perform assessments of patients and equipment
  • Inspect and clean equipment
  • Evaluate the home environment
  • Instruct patients on the proper use of their medications
  • Smoking-cessation counseling

Licensure and Certification

Repiratory Therapists are required to be licensed, and certification from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) have graduated from advanced programs. Respiratory Therapists are also required to maintain a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Respiratory therapists must be sensitive to a patient's physical and psychological needs, pay attention to detail, and operate advanced equipment.


NY Metro Service Area

Our nurses, aides, therapists, and social workers are caring for patients in all of the boroughs of NY city and the surrounding region including:

  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Nassau County

We provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In Home Evaluation

Every patient has different needs and situation. It is important to have a qualified professional help decide the services needed. Take advantage of our no-cost, no-obligation patient needs assessment.

  • We come to you to evaluate the patient's needs in the home setting.
  • We bring all the forms necessary, and handle insurance and medicaid processing.
  • It costs you nothing.
  • Please fill out our pre-assessment form or call

718 499 6066

to shedule a free no obligation appointment in the home

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Multilingual Staff

We have many nurses and aides on staff that are multilingual. We recognize that communication is key to quality health care, so we will be sure to send staff that can communicate with the patient and family and understand all the patients needs. We have staff members that speak: 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Creole

Specially Trained Staff

Our staff is trained to provide care patients with special needs such as:

  • Geriatric Care
  • HiV/AIDS
  • Palliative Cancer Care
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Dialysis Care
  • Rehabilitative Care

We Accept These Plans & Programs

We have experience with approval and billing management for all third party pay arrangements. Our payment staff will help organize and expedite the application process, and we'll get caring staff providing service as the approval process progresses. We accept:

  • Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • No Fault
  • Disability
  • Managed Care
  • Private Pay