Post-Acute Pulmonary Care
The Pulmonary Care program is designed to rehabilitate people who have lung conditions. Like the Cardiac Rehab program, it includes closely monitored exercise, as well as educational classes on lung related topics.
Pulmonary Program Highlights
- Tracheotomy post-acute care and weaning
- Apnea care with CPAP and BiPAP support
- Portable Oxygen facilitation
- Fall Management Program
- Mobility and independence optimization
- Drainage and Care of Pleur-x-Pleuravac
- Automatic External Defibrillation
- Continuity of care through Care Navigation and home health Physicians referring to this program are kept up to date on the rehab status of their patients.
Rehab for Pulmonary patients is intended for anyone who has:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Any other form of lung disease
The Program Includes:
- A series of breathing tests and a chest X-ray to determine degree of impairment.
- Three individualized one hour exercise sessions each week under close supervision.
- Using the Teach-back Method, patients are educated on topics such as proper breathing techniques, smoking cessation, nutrition, proper use of medications and more.
The ultimate goal of Cardiopulmonary Rehab is to help reduce your risk of future cardiac / pulmonary events and to improve your health. While each person’s experience is unique, there are some common benefits experienced by most rehab participants, including:
- Strengthening and conditioning of heart and lungs
- Controlling weight and lowering total cholesterol levels
- Improved overall health by reducing risk factors
- Increased knowledge of heart disease
- Improved heart healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices
- Decreased need for medications to treat heart or chest pain
- Improved physical fitness and exercise tolerance
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Improved confidence to return to work or leisure activities
- Improved understanding of medications, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and when to seek medical attention