Why is it important and absolutely necessary for an individual who is dependent on a ventilator to have a back up generator?
It is important in the event of a power outage. If a power outage occurs and the individual does not have a back-up generator, this situation can be life threatening. Equipment for this individual must be maintained at all times.
(Deutsch and Kitchen. “Cost Effective Life Care Planning.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.)