Are you living with chronic lung disease?
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) may be able to help. We offer a targeted, comprehensive program of education, physical exercise, and therapeutic support, all designed to enhance your ability to maintain a full and healthy life.
At MAHHC, we utilize a comprehensive, multi-faceted, holistic and educational approach that is personalized for each individual. The goal of our program is to help each person reach their highest level of function and quality of life while reducing distressing symptoms and health care utilization.
Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation include:
- Improved quality of life
- Increased overall muscle strength
- Better stamina to meet the challenges of daily living
- Greater knowledge about chronic lung disease and associated health problems
- Better coping skills to manage your day-to-day issues
- Improved medication compliance
- Reduced stress, anxiety and depression symptoms
- Less need for health care utilization
Pulmonary rehabilitation can be challenging, and we want you to succeed. Our program provides ongoing support by focusing on teaching you the tools and strategies necessary for living a full life.
Who can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation?
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to benefit people diagnosed with chronic lung disease—including COPD— restrictive lung disease, some neuromuscular diseases that significantly impair respiration, primary pulmonary hypertension and, at times, people with lung cancer.
COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. But thanks to medical and therapeutic advances, many people with COPD will enjoy full and active lives for many years—even decades— after their diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary disease, don’t delay. Talk to your doctor today about pulmonary rehabilitation at MAHHC.
What's my first step?
In order to participate in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at MAHHC, you need a referral from your primary care physician or a pulmonary specialist.
The pulmonary rehabilitation team will then contact you and review which tests and assessments need to be completed for admission into the program.
Once these are complete and you are qualified per our guidelines, an individualized treatment plan will be created with and for you and will meet with our Medical Director.