Aspirational Pneumonia and Ubstructed Tracheal Tubes in Nursing Home Residents is Avoidable with Proper Care

As we get older it is not uncommon to develop complications involving our respiratory system.  Many elderly patients in nursing home care will require breathing tubes in order to support life.  A clogged or obstructed breathing tube can often lead to brain damage or death.   Another risk to residents is from respirational pneumonia if food becomes lodged in their respiratory system.