Lexington Health Network

Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Respiratory function directly affects quality of life and the ability to conduct daily activities with ease. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program features therapies designed to treat and manage respiratory illnesses and offers education, exercise, lifestyle change programs, and emotional support. Lexington’s pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to address Emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Lung Disease, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Tracheostomy care needs, and other obstructive or restrictive pulmonary-related diseases. We want you to live a more active and comfortable life after a respiratory illness or diagnosis. If you and your physician decide pulmonary rehabilitation is right for you, the following information outlines what you can expect while receiving rehabilitation at Lexington Health Care Centers.

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What to Expect

  1. Tour a Lexington Health Center of your choice. Our Pulmonary team works with you, your doctor, and your family to help you transition back home. Our team develops a treatment plan after your first therapy visit at our facility. We team with PEL/VIP, which provides an on-site respiratory therapist to consult with staff on patients’ overall pulmonary rehabilitation care plans.
  2. Your respiratory therapy program may include breathing techniques and exercises, medication management, oxygen administration, monitoring, and adjustments, vest therapy (for non-surgical patients and per a physician’s order), and walking endurance (with the six-minute walk test).
  3. You will have ongoing assessments from physical, occupational, rehabilitation, and speech therapists up to seven days a week with therapy programs designed for your ability and goals.
  4. Physical and occupational therapy begins with low intensity, short-duration walking within the parameters of your respiratory limitations. You might have a mobility device, so graded exercise programs along with occupational therapy is used to help you develop safe and modified skills for functional tasks, such as car transfers and bathing.
  5. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are slightly more progressive and include a low-impact aerobic exercise program to help you improve overall respiratory function and endurance. You’ll also receive a home program to use on non-therapy days.
  6. Your Lexington case management and discharge team will help you determine your adaptive equipment and oxygen needs for home and community tasks and will offer extensive education and help with functional skills, task modification, and work simplification of daily tasks to address your activity tolerance and endurance so you can return home.
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