Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Better Breathing | Better Living | Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

Premier Visiting Nurse’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs is multidisciplinary and is designed for patients who suffer from the following chronic conditions:

  • Asthma & Bronchitis
  • Black Lung
  • Bronchiectasis COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Diseases
  • Lung Transplant
  • Major Chest Trauma
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Poliomyelitis Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Cage Abnormalities
  • Thoracic Surgeries

Benefits of Therapy

Pulmonary Rehabilitation consists of both exercise training and educational programs to enable patients to improve their day-to-day activities and function more independently.

The benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation include:

  • Reduction in acute care hospital stays
  • Improved management of symptoms
  • Learning about and coping with a disease
  • Maintaining healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, good nutrition & exercise
  • Return to work, recreation & social activities
  • Improved quality of life

Individualized programs include:

  • Physical Therapy – Increases the patient’s endurance & strength as well as functional status
  • Occupational Therapy – Teaches the client self-care skills, energy conservation techniques & work simplification if necessary
  • Respiratory Therapy – Provides training on equipment use, oxygen needs & management of pulmonary symptoms to assure greater independence in the home
  • Rehab Nursing – Provides individual teaching about disease process, medication teaching & lifestyle adjustments
  • Social Work/Care Management – Identifies discharge planning needs & available resources
  • Speech Therapy – Provides diagnostic evaluation, treatment and management of conditions related to hoarseness, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), shortness of breath, speech and other voice and airway disorders, as well as memory and thinking skills