Floyd has launched a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program to help patients recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) gain strength and confidence.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help patients return to an active lifestyle and to better manage their heart and lung health. While cardiac rehabilitation has been available in the Rome community for several years, Floyd is the first organization to provide pulmonary rehab in northwest Georgia.

A team of specially trained professionals is assigned to a patient and customizes a program which can include the following:

  • Comprehensive medical evaluation

  • Physical conditioning

  • Education and disease management

  • Learning to exercise safely at home

  • Nutrition counseling

  • Counseling to help address the disease-related fear and anxiety

Participation in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program requires a physician referral, and is covered by most insurance providers, Medicaid and Medicare.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation can reduce a patient’s symptoms, reduce chances of having other health-related issues, improve energy and help a patient return to an active lifestyle, according to program director Jeff Thompson. In addition, patients learn to develop healthy behaviors and to better manage their disease, reducing their dependence on costly medical resources.

If you are interested in learning more about Floyd’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab program, call 706-509-3590.