Pulmonary Rehabilitation at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital
Pulmonary rehabilitation combines exercise training and behavioral and educational programs designed to help patients, with COPD, control symptoms and improve day-to-day activities. It is a team approach – patients work closely with their doctors, nurses, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists, social workers and dietitians. The main goals of pulmonary rehabilitation are to help patients improve their daily lives and restore their ability to function independently.
If your illness has affected your daily living, pulmonary rehabilitation can help you:
- Reduce and control breathing difficulties and other symptoms
- Learn more about your disease, treatment ease, treatment options, and coping strategies
- Learn to manage your disease and reduce your dependence on health professionals and costly medical resources
- Maintain healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, good nutrition, and exercise
In addition, pulmonary rehabilitation can help reduce the number and length of hospital stays and increase your chances of living longer.
Enrollment in the Pulmonary Program at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital requires a physician referral and is generally covered by most health insurances.
UHS Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital
Physical Rehabilitation Center
(on the hospital campus next to the Community Pharmacy)
1 Titus Place, Walton, New York 13856
For more information, call us today!