Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Anna Jaques Hospital
The Road to Better Breathing Starts Here
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Anna Jaques Hospital provides personalized evaluation, treatment and long-term management plans to patients with a wide variety of lung conditions. The program includes medically supervised exercise and counseling to help patients overcome the physical and psychological impacts of lung disease. Those who take part in our program can alleviate their symptoms, reduce disease-related anxiety, decrease hospitalizations and improve their overall quality of life.
What Does Our Pulmonary Rehab Program Include?
- Personalized treatment plans and exercise regimens
- Oxygen saturation monitoring during exercise
- Access to a variety of lung-related educational topics
- Stress management, relaxation and breathing techniques
Who Should Participate in Pulmonary Rehab?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with a lung-related condition, no matter how severe. Possible diseases include:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer or pulmonary hypertension
- Lingering COVID symptoms
Will Insurance Cover Pulmonary Rehab?
Medicare and many other insurance companies cover most of the cost of Pulmonary Rehab. We encourage you to check with your insurance company to obtain coverage information.
How Do I Get Started?
All patients are welcome with a physician referral as long as they meet specific entry requirements.
Pulmonary Rehab classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and include 24 monitored sessions over the course of 12 weeks. The program is supervised by a respiratory therapist and exercise physiologist. Supplemental oxygen is provided for any patients in need, either at rest or during exercise. Education classes are held once per week and cover a variety of topics including diet, exercise, breathing techniques, stress management and anatomy of the lungs.
Talk to your doctor about getting a referral to get your appointment scheduled.
If you have any questions about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Anna Jaques Hospital, please call 978-463-1388.