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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Leading Edge Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Touchpoints at Chestnut’s pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to bring continuity in pulmonary care from the acute hospital setting into the skilled nursing and rehab care setting. Board certified pulmonologists Dr. John Rodgers and Dr. William Preskenis provide pulmonary care, sleep medicine and specialty consultation to the residents of the Touchpoints at Chestnut community. In addition an experienced, registered Respiratory Therapist rounds within the facility, providing assessment and care to those with respiratory and pulmonary disease processes.

This partnership will give our residents access to expert, individualized and clinically outstanding pulmonary care and sleep medicine in the short term rehab setting.

At Touchpoints, we recognize that proper respiratory function directly impacts the quality of life and ability to conduct normal daily activities with ease. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program features care and therapy designed to treat and manage respiratory illnesses such as:

  • Emphysema
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Secretion Management
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Other obstructive or restrictive pulmonary-related diseases and conditions

Basic COPD Facts and the Touchpoints Rehab Pulmonary Program…

The benefit of a sleep study in patients with Congestive Heart Failure…

Our Pulmonary Program includes:

  • Initial and ongoing assessments from physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapists up to 7 days per week.
  • Rehabilitation with respiratory and physical therapists
  • Board-certified pulmonologists
  • Spirometry screening pre and post bronchodilator
  • Six-minute walk / activity testing
  • VEST Therapy
  • Exercise and endurance training
  • Oxygen titration
  • Extensive patient and family education
  • Case Management and discharge planning services

Addressing frequent hospitalizations.

The program also addresses repeat hospitalizations by applying integrated pulmonary care and sleep medicine consulting to many diagnoses, including COPD and congestive heart failure. For patients will multiple hospitalizations the pulmonology team will address their general state of health and wellness and improve their daily functionality. This will get them back home where they want to be and slow the tide of re-hospitalizations. It is truly forward looking.

Sleep medicine.

With the addition of a sleep medicine specialist, patients will be able to receive a sleep study in a controlled, skilled nursing environment and learn the impact of sleep disorders on their pulmonary and overall health.

About the pulmonary team.

Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Preskenis (pictured above, L to R) are affiliated with Prime Healthcare and have been in practice for over 20 years respectively. Dr. John Rodgers received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is board certified in pulmonary medicine. Dr. William Preskenis received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is board certified in pulmonary and sleep medicine.

About Touchpoints at Chestnut.

Touchpoints at Chestnut is an innovative skilled nursing center that specializes in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and works closely with and accepts referrals from all area hospitals as well as placements state and regionwide. Touchpoints is well versed in a vast array of disease processes which include diabetes management, wound management, COPD, hip and joint replacement, and many others.  The center also provides outpatient therapy, long term care and behavioral health services.

At Touchpoints at Chestnut we know that each patient’s needs are unique. We look to take those individual needs and create a plan of care tailored to each patient and their health goals.  Our doors are always open and our interdisciplinary team is committed to addressing the whole patient.