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 pulmonologist Dr. John Rodgers provides pulmonary care, sleep medicine and specialty consultation to the residents of the Touchpoints at Chestnut patient community.
In addition, an experienced, registered Respiratory Therapist provides regularly scheduled care within the facility, providing assessment and treatment to those with respiratory and pulmonary disease processes.
To guide our residents through exercises to build tolerance and pulmonary endurance while ensuring education leading to the understanding of their disease process.
This partnership gives 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:
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung Disease
- Tracheostomy Care
- Secretion Management
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Other obstructive or restrictive pulmonary-related diseases and conditions
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About the pulmonary team.
Dr. John Rodgers is affiliated with Prime Healthcare and has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Rodgers received his medical degree from the
University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is board certified in pulmonary medicine.
Dr. Fielding Johnson is a pulmonologist in East Hartford and specializes in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He
received his MD from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, completed residency at Baystate Medical Center and a Fellowship at UConn School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Maureen Orlando, RRT is Touchpoints Rehab’s Transitional Care Respiratory Therapist, providing direct pulmonary care in concert with the consulting pulmonologists. Maureen, along with the interdisciplinary team, assists residents in navigating their care journey from admission to discharge.
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
- Pursed Lip Breathing
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Pulmonary Toileting (HC, SX, IS)
- 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.
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.
Congestive Heart Failure Rehabilitation
A Touchpoints Rehab Signature Program
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Consultation by Board Certified Pulmonologists, Sleep Medicine Specialist and Respiratory Therapist
Respite Care Services
Caregiver Support - Care for a loved one during a vacation or for a restful break
"Prehab" Program and Post-surgical Orthopedic Care
Touchpoints Therapy - Rehabilitation Services
Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Programs
Dining Experience - Dietary Services
Social Services, Care and Discharge Planning
Therapeutic Recreation Programs