Misericordia’s “Health Care for Lungs” program is geared for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.), a condition that exhibits long standing shortness of breath and chronic cough. C.O.P.D. includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and possibly chronic asthma.
Misericordia’s “Health Care for Lungs” is designed to educate people with breathing difficulties about their disease, how to deal with it, taking control, and how to live a fuller more satisfying life. We show you skills so you can enjoy a graded exercise program designed for you and your specific needs. The education and strengthening will help maximize your level of fitness.
Assessments and educational awareness sessions are offered by a Respiratory Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, Pharmacist and Occupational Therapist.
The focus of Misericordia’s “Health Care for Lungs” is:
- Education – Understanding Lung Disease and available equipment,
- Exercise – Relaxation Techniques, Breathing Control Techniques,
- Counselling – Infection Protection, Nutrition, Pharmacy, and Social Work.
This unique wellness program combines exercise with education in a positive supportive environment and is available at NO COST. Your only requirement is to make a commitment to attend the sessions.