COPD Pulmonary Rehab

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is one of the most common lung diseases, which makes breathing difficult. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Other risk factors contributing to COPD include exposure to certain gases or fumes in the workplace, exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution, and frequent use of a cooking fire without proper ventilation. Some symptoms of COPD are: cough (with or without mucus), fatigue, recurrent respiratory infections, shortness of breath that gets worse with mild activity, trouble catching one’s breath, and wheezing.¹

Common Conditions and Diagnosis for COPD Program
Diagnosis of COPD
Frequent Hospitalizations due to Recurring Pneumonia
Frequent ER Visits due to Shortness of Breath and Anxiety Attack

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing
    Complete History and Physical Assessment                        Nutrition and Diet Teaching
    Medication Review and Breathing Treatment Teaching           Fall Risk Assessment
    Oxygen Saturation Monitoring and Proper Oxygen Use         Emergency Room Visit Protocol Teaching
    Assess for Telehealth Monitoring Devices                       Patient /Caregiver Education

Physical Therapy
    Complete Therapy Assessment                                          Strength and ROM Assessment
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation                                                    Postural Drainage
    Sensory & Proprioception Assessment                                Functional Ambulation Program
    Home Safety Evaluation                                                     Supervised Strength and Conditioning Exercise
    Patient /Caregiver Education                                               Equipment Evaluation and Proper Use

Occupational Therapy
    Complete OT Assessment                                                 ADL’s Retraining
    Work Modification                                                             Energy Conservation Education

Home Health Aide 
    Grooming and Bathing Assistance                              Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

¹2011, PubMed Health, U.S.National Library of Medicine