What may begin as a persistent, annoying cough or increasing shortness of breath could progress over time into a disabling condition that limits the ability to perform daily tasks and slowly robs the enjoyment of life. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Saint Clare’s Dover offers a comprehensive program for residents in northwestern New Jersey that is designed for and dedicated to pulmonary rehabilitation. The Center, which is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), offers a full range of services including ongoing education, support, exercise and maintenance programs.
After a comprehensive evaluation, our pulmonary rehabilitation specialists will devlop an exercise program specific to each patient’s needs. Patients will meet for a total of 18 exercise sessions and participate in group education and discussions including, but not limited to: nutrition, lifestyle education, pulmonary medications, and stress management. All patients are closely monitored by registered respiratory therapists during their exercise sessions.