What is home oxygen therapy?

Home oxygen therapy is the process of administering supplemental oxygen through various oxygen supply systems in your place of residence. Oxygen is a drug and is usually prescribed by a physician or a nurse practitioner. Specific tests are conducted to determine if home oxygen therapy is appropriate for each individual client and if funding is available. Supplemental oxygen is prescribed for various chronic respiratory and cardiac conditions and for clients with terminal illnesses. The goal of this treatment is to not only improve blood oxygen levels, but to improve our clients’ overall quality of life. Other benefits may also include decreased stress on the cardiovascular system, decreased shortness of breath, decreased hospital visitations and increased mobility.