Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Brethren Retirement Community Now Offering In-Patient Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Brethren Retirement Community’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program provides patients with a comprehensive respiratory assessment in addition to a complete physical evaluation upon admission. An individualized plan of care is created by Brethren Retirement Community’s interdisciplinary team, which includes a certified Respiratory Therapist. Along with medication administration and education, Physical and Occupational Therapy offer strengthening and energy conservation techniques, enhancing individual outcomes. Patients diagnosed with COPD, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and restrictive lung disease or with tracheostomy tubes are candidates for the program.

In addition to high quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, and speech therapy), we’ve added the services of a full-time respiratory therapist from OsSafe Solutions, a leader in long-term respiratory care and a consulting pulmonologist, Dr Mustafa Quadri, MD, to provide oversight of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Quadri is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine.

The respiratory therapist provides onsite treatment, working alongside our clinical staff to ensure continuity and effective care for patients and the best possible individual outcomes.

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program aims to reduce the need for hospitalization and re-hospitalization by:

  • Reducing pulmonary symptoms and complications
  • Decreasing disability
  • Increasing participation in physical and social activities
  • Increasing overall quality of life while promoting independence
  • Patient, family & caregiver support, education/training

Improving recovery is the most important part of any rehabilitation program. We have designed our program to reduce recurring hospitalizations. We provide high quality care in our skilled nursing health center for better long-term outcomes. Pulmonary rehabilitation has proven to improve many aspects of a patient’s life. Effective pulmonary rehabilitation will assist patients in breathing effectively, reducing anxiety and depression, conserving energy, improved exercise capacity and using oxygen delivery methods correctly. The benefits extend well beyond immediate period of training and all of these tools help to make the program a success.

Our program’s goal is to restore you to your highest functional capacity and assist you reduce the risk of future pulmonary complications. Additionally, we teach you and your family how to manage your lung disease so you can lead a full and satisfying life. Brethren Retirement Community provides seamless discharge planning and our Nurse Navigator follows you for 30 days after discharge to lessen the possibility of re-hospitalization.

For more information please contact:

Susan Fleming, RN, Director of Nursing 937-547-4500 susan.fleming@bhrc.org
Holly Hill, Chief Marketing Officer 937-547-7655 holly.hill@bhrc.org

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