Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program strives to help those with pulmonary disease return to their maximum level of independence, social interaction, and functioning. We incorporate a wide range of specialists to achieve this goal, including respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and dietitians.
We use monitored rehabilitative exercises to increase the functioning of your pulmonary and muscular systems. Our team will also teach you effective ways to cope with your condition. Our program was developed in accordance with national standards created by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Getting Started with Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
We require your physician’s approval before admission into our rehabilitation program. We will then begin your program with an evaluation. We use the evaluation results and your medical history to develop a program that will fit your unique needs. We also work with your regular physician to create a complete care plan and will continually update him or her on your progress.
If necessary, we can contact your insurance company to ask about coverage before you begin the program. The outpatient stage of our program is covered by most insurance companies.
The overall goal of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is to help those with pulmonary disease regain function and independence. We also place great emphasis on education and providing resources for you and your loved ones.
- Inpatient. While you are in the hospital, our specialists will provide you with education and information about your condition and your potential treatment plan. We will begin teaching you breathing techniques that will decrease your overall shortness of breath. Monitored walking will also be available.
- Outpatient. In the outpatient stage, we will develop your personalized plan using your evaluation results and medical history. We will also work with you and your family to create a plan to help you manage your condition.
Ultimately, we want to help you improve your quality of life by teaching you techniques and exercises to rebuild strength and endurance. Part of your program will include a lifestyle modification program that is designed to help you take medications, prepare meals, and perform other daily tasks. Exercise sessions that monitor your heartrate and breathing are also an intricate part of our program.
This portion of the program generally lasts 8 weeks, but the length may vary depending on your individual situation.
- Maintenance. The third portion of the program is an optional continuation of the outpatient program. If you want to maintain the functional level that you achieved during the outpatient phase, then the maintenance phase can help. A small monthly fee is required.
For more information about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, speak with any member of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team by calling (361) 582-1109.