Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation involves medically supervised, individually tailored programs consisting of education and exercise to help home care patients with cardiac and/or pulmonary impairment feel better and improve their quality of life.

Cardiopulmonary rehab typically lasts between 12 and 36 sessions, depending on the patient’s condition and other factors and involves treatment for those patients who:

  • Have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Have congestive heart failure, heart transplant, angina, angioplasty, or stents
  • Have been diagnosed with lung disease and have been prescribed pulmonary rehabilitation by their physician
  • Have pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, or interstitial lung disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

The Benefits of Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary rehab helps patients improve breathing, learn how to use medications and oxygen appropriately, increase muscle strength and endurance, and improve the ability to manage daily activities.

Also, cardio-pulmonary rehab can teach you how to reduce risk factors and improve quality of life.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation treatments typically include education, meetings with a dietitian, and an exercise prescription.

Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.