Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Patients living with lung disease can benefit from MidState Medical Center's comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness Program. Our program is customized specifically for each and every patient to help improve their quality of life, as well as help them build up endurance to perform physical activities for daily living.
The Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab
Anyone suffering from a diagnosed lung disease, particularly those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can benefit from our program. Most lung diseases cause symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, airway obstruction, and a heavy or tight feeling in the chest. Daily activities, like climbing the stairs or walking across a room, may become difficult.
Since lung disease can affect one's ability to do normal activities, appropriate diagnosis and treatment can improve quality of life. Pulmonary Function Testing can determine the extent of someone's lung disease, and a pulmonary physician oversees the design of the program of treatment.
Helping You Breathe Easier
MidState's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers patients the option of participating in two sessions per week, with up to 36 sessions per the individual's insurance coverage.
When participating in the program, patients will be under the supervision of a respiratory therapist. The therapist monitors the patient's oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure during all of the rehabilitation sessions. All exercises are designed to strengthen muscles and build endurance so that daily activities become easier. Additionally, patients are educated on how to best manage their symptoms and condition. They also understand the impact of their medications. The program also has the team support of a physician and the program's medical director.
Personalized Care is Key
MidState is committed to providing its patients with excellent and personalized care and providing the support and necessary tools that are needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is located in Suite 213 on the second floor of the hospital's Medical Office Building at 455 Lewis Avenue in Meriden. The program's hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Patients need a referral from their physician to participate. For more information, please call 203.694.8856 or 203.694.8233.