Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to better the lives of those with breathing difficulties through education and encouragement. The intent of the program is to improve the quality of life and make participants’ lives more productive and enjoyable.
Participants will learn breathing techniques, which will be used later in training. If your breathing disability is in a moderate to severe stage, training will be more of an effort, but it can be accomplished. No patient is ever beyond training. Of course, it’s better to participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program before the breathing disability becomes severe.
The program is tailored to each individual needs. Some participants only need the education and a little incentive before they are ready to graduate from the program. Other participants may require more attention, support, and time.
Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation will not necessarily take you off oxygen. Decreasing dependency on oxygen should not be the goal in pulmonary rehab. Oxygen is a medication prescribed by your physician because it is needed for health purposes. However, some participants in the pulmonary rehab program have seen the amount of oxygen decreased due to increased strength and endurance.
Everyone’s insurance has different coverage. Please contact your insurance company to obtain the following information:
- Does your policy cover Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
- What percentage of the cost is covered?
- Is there a limit to the number of sessions covered?
The program is located in the Worthman Fitness Center.
A physician’s order is required to participate in pulmonary Rehabilitation at Adams Memorial Hospital. If you are interested, please discuss the program with your physician.
If you have any other questions or concerns about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, please call the Pulmonary Rehab department.
(260)724-2145 Ext.11101 1-800-736-4303