Gold Crest Care Center, a Bronx, N.Y.-based rehabilitation center, recently announced the opening of its new Skilled Nursing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to treat high-risk pulmonary patients. The facility is one the few with this specialized type of treatment in its service area.
The rehabilitation program is typically administered for eight to 12 weeks, and includes daily physical therapy and occupational therapy. Patients are offered weekly personal meetings with the respiratory therapist, who will remain on-site. Patients with a number of disorders are eligible for the program, such as emphysema and COPD, lung cancer, asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, bronchiectasis, obesity-related respiratory conditions. People who recently had recent thoracic or abdominal surgery, or who are respirator-dependent, can also apply for admittance.
The 175-bed facility offers patients 24-hour dedicated care. Gold Crest Care Center’s mission is to help patients of all ages — even though there is an emphasis on older patients — recover after serious illnesses, hospital treatments, or injuries. Mark Salamon, its director, says the program’s short-term and intensive approach to rehabilitation is key: “The faster an elderly person gets back on his feet and resumes his regular activities, the better it is for his or her overall health.”
Gold Crest aims to offer high-quality medical care and equipment beyond that likely to be available in a home setting, at a facility free of obstacles like stairs or bathrooms not equipped for the elderly or people with debilitating conditions. Gold Crest also offers private accommodations and amenities like flat-screen televisions, as well as recreational facilities and areas for family members to interact. There is alsoan on-site pharmacy.
The Skilled Nursing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program follows the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) guidelines, and participants receive a complete and personally adapted care plan set by an interdisciplinary group led by a respiratory therapy specialist.
For more information, contact Gold Crest Care Center by email at: [email protected].