Northwinds Vent Community

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Advanced Respiratory Rehabilitation in Wisconsin

Yes, individuals with advanced chronic respiratory needs can — and should — have a high quality of life. At Northwinds Vent Community, we help provide that.

Northwinds Vent Community is the only ventilator therapy facility of its kind in central, and northern Wisconsin. It’s nestled on the shores of Lake Wausau, surrounded by lush gardens and winding paths. It houses private suites and family-style entertainment and dining centers for residents and their families. Our highly trained staff provide personalized care and short-term, long-term, and weaning respiratory therapies using the latest onsite respiratory technologies.

  • Personal care. 24-hour on site respiratory therapy and nursing services.
  • Secure care. Integrated nurse call system that incorporates the ventilator system.
  • Rooms with a view. Private suites overlook landscaped grounds and some of the most beautiful views of Lake Wausau and Rib Mount that our area has to offer.
  • Mobility. Residents can visit one another, the grounds and the community using portable ventilators.
  • Rehabilitation. We help residents adjust to ventilator therapy by providing physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Goals. Staff work one-on-one with residents to develop and reach rehabilitation goals, including ventilator management and ventilator weaning.
  • Social time. The Community is structured to provide residents as much privacy or sociability as they desire.
  • Amenities. The Community offers satellite TV, personal laundry service, WiFi, radio, a gift shop, patio, walking and driving paths, a Memory Garden and access to the Wausau bus line.

Complex Medical Care

Mount View Care Center is experienced with a wide variety of complex medical care needs. Uniquely trained, our dedicated, interdisciplinary team includes ventilator dependent care specialists, certified wound care nurses, nurse practitioners and a medical director.

Our complex medical care capabilities include:

  • Wound management
  • Feeding tubes
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Intravenous medication and treatment
  • Ventilator dependent care and weaning
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pain management

Person-Centered Care

Mount View Care Center takes a person-centered approach to your care. We view each resident in a holistic manner, factoring in medical needs, mental health care and activity levels to offer each resident opportunities to heal according to their needs and preferences.

  • Flexible, individualized therapy options
  • Active Activities Calendar
  • Music Therapy
  • Dietitian providing individualized nutritional counseling and education
  • Social Services and Transition Care Teams to coordinate a smooth, comfortable welcome and discharge

Proposed Renovations

Mount View Care Center residents and family were given a presentation in August 2019 on the most current renovation plans at North Central Health Care and Mount View Care Center. The forum ended with questions from the residents and families. Updates will continue to be posted online on our Renovations page along with event postings for groundbreakings and additional information. If you have questions you can contact the Lindsey King, Resident Transition Coordinator by calling 715.848.4578 or email Lindsey at for more information on resident transitions. Here is the August 2019 video from that presentation.