Is a breathing problem keeping you from living life to the fullest? Rome Memorial Hospital’s outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can help you breathe easier again, by slowly rebuilding your physical strength and conditioning, while also providing you with education and information on how to better manage your chronic lung disease.
A team of healthcare professionals will work with you to formulate a personalized treatment plan that will enable you to do more of the things you enjoy. Many people with lung disease feel shut off from the rest of the world because they’re afraid to leave home. We’ve had people who were barely able to make it into our office at the beginning who are able to return to work, go on a vacation or visit family out of town. In short, this program changes lives.
Rome Memorial Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Achieving certification demonstrates our commitment to deliver the highest standard of care by following evidence-based guidelines.
As the patient, you are the #1 member of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation team. Your teammates also include:
In addition, if you so choose, your family members or other individuals can join the team in helping you work toward better breathing.
An individualized treatment plan, designed just for you, will help you set and meet realistic goals. Patients usually attend one-hour sessions, 2-3 times a week for 6-10 weeks. Included in the plan are:
A maintenance program is also available for people who want to continue to exercise in a supported environment.
The pulmonary rehabilitation program offers treatment for patients, from adolescents to geriatrics, who experience breathing problems due to any chronic lung disease or condition. These conditions include:
Pulmonary rehabilitation services are reimbursable through Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance carriers with a referral from your primary care physician or pulmonologist with pre-approval.