Phases of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Offers Hope and Help with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio, offers a phased approach for pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with lung disease such as:

The three phrases of pulmonary rehabilitation help patients control their breathing, increase activity and reduce fear and anxiety that often coexist with serious breathing issues.

Phase One: Individualized Rehabilitation

Phase one rehabilitation begins during the patient’s stay in the hospital and is individually coordinated with input from the physician, nurse and respiratory therapist. Both the patient and family members are educated about the pulmonary illness, including risk factors and self-care at home.

Phase Two: Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab

Phase two of UH Geauga Medical Center’s pulmonary rehabilitation is a structured outpatient program that includes:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Counseling
  • Nutrition
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Individual and group education

Our registered respiratory therapists and occupational therapists work alongside pulmonologists, nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians to meet the particular goals of the patient. Exercise and education sessions are provided three times a week for up to 10 weeks.

Most insurance providers cover phase two pulmonary rehabilitation at UH Geauga, however physician referrals are necessary. A pulmonary function test and cardiopulmonary exercise test are required before starting the program.

Phase Three: Ongoing Maintenance Rehabilitation

Phase three pulmonary rehabilitation for patients who finish the phase two program is provided at UH Geauga Medical Center. Meeting at least two days a week, the maintenance program provides specialized exercise sessions performed under the supervision of health care professionals, and participation in educational classes.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits

There are many benefits to pulmonary rehabilitation at UH Geauga Medical Center. Our program:

  • Provides patients with a clearer understanding of the lung disease and its management
  • Reduces symptoms (shortness of breath, dyspnea, fatigue) and fear or anxiety associated with chronic or severe pulmonary diseases
  • Increases exercise capacity, stamina and the ability to perform common daily activities
  • Improves respiratory hygiene practices which may help to prevent infections
  • Improves overall quality of life
  • Reduces the frequency of hospitalizations

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For more information about Rehabilitation Services at UH Geauga Medical Center call:

Inpatient: 440-285-6358

Outpatient: 440-214-3100

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