Our Lady of Hope

NEW Cardiopulmonary Program

Our Lady of Hope Health Center offers comprehensive, on-site, respiratory therapy to residents.  By offering this program, individuals with high intensity cardiopulmonary issues can be treated and monitored while residing on site in their assisted living, nursing, or memory care apartment.

Unlike the traditional model of respiratory care where a variety of different practitioners from an outside provider visit and treat residents, Our Lady of Hope has a dedicated respiratory therapist on staff.

The respiratory therapist is in the building each day, creating patient-specific treatment plans in coordination with the existing care team.  This includes frequent communication with the resident’s physician and on-site nurses, resulting in a more coordinated, consistent approach to care. The respiratory therapist also works with any physical, occupational, and speech therapist who is providing care for on-going risk assessment.

Cardiopulmonary education is provided to the rehab team, as well as the resident and their family.  This education extends to disease management, equipment use and care, and medication management.

Through this unique cardiopulmonary care and wellness program, we help residents meet their care plan goals and lower the risk of future hospitalizations.

Care can be provided for pulmonary needs due to:
• Pneumonia
• Congestive heart failure
• High blood pressure
• Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Respiratory failure
• Heart failure
• Sleep-related breathing disorders (e.g., sleep apnea)
• Complications resulting from other cardiopulmonary disorders

Through our cardiopulmonary services, respiratory therapy services at Our Lady of Hope are provided in partnership with Respiratory Health Services, a division of Genesis Rehab Services.  Respiratory Health Services is the largest provider of full-time respiratory therapy programs in the long-term care environment.