Respiratory Therapy

314-205-8600 or 888-BJC-HOME

Oxygen

A full range of oxygen equipment is available, including liquid oxygen and the Helios system

For a sign that can be printed to post on your door that oxygen is in use, click here.

Sleep apnea

BJC Home Medical Equipment is a leading provider of high-tech respiratory services in the area for adults and children. Our respiratory therapists have an average of 20 years' experience, and excel in detailed follow-up and one-on-one instruction with patients and caregivers.

We work with you to improve your sleep

  • Our highly trained respiratory therapists work with patients in their homes, including evenings and weekends
  • We come to you to fit you with a CPAP or BPAP machine for your obstructive sleep apnea
  • BJC Home Care Service’s respiratory therapists will make sure you are comfortable operating your machine and that your mask fits comfortably
  • We will follow up with you 72 hours after your initial set up, and regularly follow up after that
  • We stay in touch with your physician regarding your progress
  • If you are having a problem with your mask, we will refit it at no charge to you

Our respiratory therapists set up all CPAP and BPAP machines and ventilators for sleep apnea.

For more about sleep apnea, click here.

Do you have a sleep disorder? Take this short quiz.

For the care and setup of your CPAP machine, click here.

For the care and setup of your BPAP machine, click here.

Pneumonia

  • Specially trained team of pulmonary nurses
  • BJC Infusion can supply antibiotics, even on appropriate patients seen in the ED only for initial dose of new drug (based on coverage)
  • BJC HME can provide home nebulizers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

BJC Home Care Services teaches patients with COPD the skills they need to manage their disease comfortably at home. Our specialized staff help improve the patient’s quality of life and prevent repeated hospitalizations. In fact, our program only has an 11% readmission rate compared to a national average of 23%.

A group of specially trained nurses manage patients' chronic pulmonary disease in the patients' homes. They work closely with your pulmonologist, and focus on increasing the control of the disease through education and close monitoring.  They often use an in-home telemonitoring system, the HomMed Monitor.

Occupational therapists educate patients on breathing techniques that will minimize shortness of breath and other COPD-related signs of distress.  Their energy-conservation training and helping patients organize their activities for daily living to minimize fatigue and maximize independence. 

They will also evaluate your home and make recommendations to improve in-home safety and make the home environment easier to maneuver.