Services for people with developmental disabilities.
Hattie Larlham health care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Hattie Larlham pediatric ventilator program helps children with respiratory care.

Pediatric Ventilator Services

Hattie Larlham’s pediatric ventilator program offers ventilator-dependent children with complex respiratory needs the professional medical attention they require in a caring, family-friendly setting. The pediatric ventilator program’s goal is to prepare children with respiratory requirements to safely and successfully return home after lengthy and costly hospital stays.

The pediatric ventilator program is a cost-effective, quality care alternative to the hospital. Hattie Larlham's hospital-grade oxygen system guarantees a consistent oxygen supply for children with chronic respiratory needs. To qualify for the pediatric ventilator program, a patient must be:

  • Less than 22 years old
  • Hospitalized for 90 non-consecutive days in an acute-care facility in the past year
  • Stable on a ventilator
  • Eligible for placement at an intermediate care facility (ICF)

Hattie Larlham’s respiratory therapists, nurses and medical staff monitor pediatric ventilator patients 24 hours a day. Pediatric ventilator program participants interact with Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities residents during their stay. Children can attend school and participate in therapeutic activities including Hattie’s Creative Arts and have monitored access to a sensory room, indoor swimming pool and outdoor playground. Pediatric ventilator patients receive speech therapy and physical therapy.

When a ventilator-dependent child is ready to return home, Hattie Larlham educates family members how to properly use the ventilator equipment and address the child's medical needs. Families also recieve information about community resources.

Sara Roth

Sara Roth, LSW

Social Worker

330-274-2272, ext. 3042

Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities
9772 Diagonal Road
Mantua, Ohio 44255