Breathing Better with Rehabilitation

    Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals provide respiratory therapy to medically complex patients. As part of our respiratory therapy, we also offer Pulmonary Rehabilitation, which involves respiratory therapies in conjunction with evaluations by a Respiratory Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist.

    Our Patients

    Diagnostic considerations for admissions may include but are not limited to:

    Obstructive diseases

    • COPD (including alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)
    • persistent asthma
    • bronchiectasis
    • cystic fibrosis
    • bronchiolitis obliterans
    • chronic bronchitis
    • emphysema

    Restrictive diseases

    • interstitial diseases
    • interstitial fibrosis
    • occupational or environmental lung disease
    • sarcoidosis

    Chest wall diseases

    • kyphoscoliosis
    • ankylosing spondylitis

    Neuromuscular disease

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • postpolio syndrome
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • diaphragmatic dysfunction
    • multiple sclerosis
    • posttuberculosis syndrome

    Other conditions

    • primary pulmonary hypertension
    • pre- and post-thoracic and abdominal surgery
    • pre- and post-lung transplantation
    • pre- and post-lung volume reduction surgery
    • obesity-related respiratory disease

    Team Treatment

    Physician-Directed Care

    • Organized and credentialed medical staff including board-certified pulmonologists who make daily rounds
    • Specialty medical directors
    • Daily onsite physician coverage

    Interdisciplinary Approach to Care

    • Physician-led IDTs
    • Goal-directed care plan
    • Family participation in education and training
    • Around-the-clock intensive care nursing and respiratory therapy staff

    Program Benefits

    • control and alleviate the symptoms of disease
    • improve overall emotional well being
    • improvement of activities of daily living, such as taking a shower or pursuing hobbies
    • improve quality of life and be more independent and self-reliant
    • experience fewer exacerbations and hospitalizations
    • increase knowledge regarding disease process and its management
    • increase strength and endurance