Oxygen at Home

Oxygen Concentrator

For patients who are less mobile, an oxygen concentrator takes oxygen from the air in a similar way to how a dehumidifier takes water from the air. The device runs on electricity in your home so you usually need to have some spare oxygen tanks in case there is a power outage.

Portable Oxygen tank

For more active individuals, depending on your prescribed oxygen flow rate, a portable oxygen tank may be used and can last up to a few hours. Your doctor will determine what dose is sufficient to maintain a normal blood oxygen level during your usual normal daily activities at home and away.

Oxygen Storage Pendant

Reduces the oxygen supply flow necessary to achieve adequate oxygen levels. It requires the use of a reservoir designed like a necklace, away from the face and hidden from view by the patient’s clothing.

Long Oxygen Tubes with Canula

To assist with your mobility at home, patients may find it is beneficial to have an oxygen tube at home as long as 50 feet. This will give you the ability to move around without dragging a portable tank with you all the time.

  • If you live in a smaller space, this length of tubing may not be necessary. The length of tubing should allow you to move around high traffic areas of your home without having to carry your oxygen tank with you.
  • If you have a two-­story home with your bedroom upstairs, you may want a second tube in your bedroom long enough to reach the bathroom.

Accessibility

Making doorways wider, clearing spaces to ensure a wheelchair can pass through, lowering countertop heights for sinks and kitchen cabinets, installing grab bars, and placing light switches and electrical outlets at heights that can be easily reached, can all help to create a more accessible home.

Adaptability

Features can be adapted quickly to accommodate you without you having to completely redesign the home. Examples include installing grab bars on bathroom walls and movable drawers in cabinets under the sink so that someone in a wheelchair can use the space.