Pilgrim Rehab to launch Better Breathers Club on Feb. 8

Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody will host the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club on the second Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the first floor dining room at Pilgrim Rehab, 96 Forest Street in Peabody. For more information and to register, contact Sonja Nathan at (978) 532-0303.

The American Lung Association’s Better Breather Clubs are support groups for adults with lung disease. The club offers patient-focused, community-based, educational opportunities and support to people with chronic lung disease (especially COPD, but also asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases) as well as their family members, friends and caregivers.

Pilgrim Rehab has recently introduced a new pulmonary rehabilitation program designed for patients who need management of respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, bronchitis, sleeping orders and other conditions.

The program offers personalized treatment plans with therapy available seven days a week. Treatment plans include coughing and breathing exercises, exercises to improve pulmonary function and energy conservation, walking at least twice daily, monitoring of oxygen saturation with physical activity, therapeutic chest percussion, oxygen delivery systems set-up assessment, treatment recommendations and consultation on complex medical needs.