What is Pulmonary Rehab?
The program at Community Memorial Hospital is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The three primary objectives of pulmonary rehabilitation are:
- To control, reduce and alleviate the symptoms and complications of chronic pulmonary disease
- To train the individual how to reach the highest possible level of independent function within the limitations of pulmonary disease.
- To train the individual to self-manage activities of daily living consistent with the disease process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who benefits from Pulmonary Rehab?
- Patients with COPD or persistent asthma
- Interstitial lung disease
- Other conditions causing chronic respiratory impairment
How long are the sessions?
Rehab meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will be an hour in length.
How many participants are in each session?
Due to the pandemic, we are only scheduling 2 patients per session.
What can I expect to gain from this program?
Everyone will have their own individual goals, but some of the common goals are to:
- Breathe easier
- Be more active
- Increase strength and endurance
- Experience decreased anxiety, depression or fear of activities that cause shortness of breath
- Be able to travel with greater ease
- Be more independent and self-reliant
How long will I have to wait to get started?
You should be able to start your program soon after we have everything we need from your physician.
How do I enroll?
We will need a referral from your physician, along with a brief medical history.
Is the program covered by my insurance?
Pulmonary rehab is covered by most insurances. Our staff will assist you in determining your insurance benefit.