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Respiratory Therapy

Using innovative care and services, Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides its residents with exceptional respiratory therapy services. In our respiratory therapy program, each resident is given a specific treatment plan that allows them to better manage their conditions and, as a result, improve their quality of life. 

Here, in our Shaker Place rehabilitation department, our residents receive individualized care geared toward specific outcomes and goals. Your loved one will work with our full-time, in-house staff to get back to the highest level of functioning. Together, they’ll work with our staff using innovative and advanced techniques that help your loved one achieve greater independence.  

So, you get a better understanding of Shaker Place and our rehabilitation services, let’s go over what respiratory therapy services are and how we implement them. This way you can feel more rest assured your loved ones properly restoring function and regaining their independence. 

What is Respiratory Therapy? 

Respiratory therapy is a rehabilitation service that helps your loved one with chronic respiratory problems or lung disease. 

Some examples of chronic respiratory problems are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, occupational lung disease, emphysema, and pulmonary hypertension. Other people who may need respiratory therapy also include people who have sleep disorders or have had heart attacks. Because of the large amount of people who have asthma (235 million estimated by the World Health Organization) and suffer from these conditions, respiratory therapy is an essential and extremely beneficial service. 

Shaker Place’s respiratory therapy service’s ultimate goal is to improve your loved one’s quality of life. There are several techniques and methods your loved one’s respiratory therapist can use to help them. This can include learning breathing techniques, energy conservation methods, oxygen therapy, exercise counseling, and medication management. 

Working alongside our in-house full-time staff, your loved ones will get the tools they need to improve. Our respiratory therapy services usually begin with an assessment. From there, they’ll identify and develop a plan of action that will help your loved one get back to their optimal levels of function. There are treatment plans available to both short-term rehabilitation residents and long-term stay residents. 

What Respiratory Therapy Services are Available at Shaker Place? 

As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of ways your loved one can improve their chronic respiratory problems or lung disease. Not all our treatment plans are the same at Shaker Place. So, you can expect your loved one is being provided the most tailored plan for them and their respiratory condition. Below, are some of the respiratory therapy services we provide, along with a brief description: 

  • Breathing techniques: We use breathing techniques to help residents better manage and train their lung capacity. Some techniques we use include pursed-lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, breath focus breathing, and equal breathing. 
  • Energy conservation methods: We develop and use strategies that help people better manage their day-to-day tasks, such as organizing activities and using breathing techniques.
  • Oxygen therapy: We teach residents how to use an oxygen therapy device as a medical treatment.
  • Exercise counseling: We help your loved one maintain and build endurance to help improve their breathing. 

Have Questions on our Respiratory Therapy Services: Call Us! 

If you’re interested in Shaker Place and our respiratory therapy services, contact us. We’d love to chat more about Shaker Place’s therapy department’s treatment plans, staff, and anything else you’d like to know about our rehabilitation services. It’s our goal to make you feel comforted, knowing your loved one is getting the therapy services they need to improve their quality of life.