Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Trouble getting back to your old self after COVID-19? You’re not alone.
An estimated 10 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing persistent symptoms lasting for months after recovery. Shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, cognitive “brain fog” issues, difficulty eating and drinking, speech and language problems, cardiac issues, plus the anxiety or depression often associated with these challenges, can affect almost every aspect of life and make resuming previous activities harder than expected.
At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), we recognize that post-COVID-19 recovery is a complicated, multi-layered process. Our experienced Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified Respiratory Therapist leads a highly skilled multidisciplinary therapy team who carefully evaluates symptoms, tests each patient’s underlying physiologic impairments and individualizes a specific treatment plan based on the findings.
The goal is to help patients recover from the continuing effects of the disease through specialized therapies and progressive exercise programs designed to improve lingering symptoms and restore functional independence as quickly and safely as possible. Our outpatient Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program can help COVID-19 survivors who are having short and long-term difficulties in the following areas:
• Shortness of breath
• Oxygen management
• Decreased lung function
• General weakness and
• Loss of mobility
• Loss of balance
• Increased risk of falling
• General fatigue
• Muscle aches
• Postural orthostatic tachycardial syndrome (POTS)
• Irregular heart rate response
• Lowered cardiac capacity
Speech and Language Therapy
• Cognitive “brain fog”
• Inability to perform activities
of daily living (ADL)
How to Get Started
From the Hospital: Individuals who have been hospitalized at PVHMC due to COVID-19 can transition directly from inpatient to outpatient Post-COVID-19 Recovery through the doctor’s discharge orders.
From the Community: Individuals who received a positive test for COVID-19, and who are no longer positive but are still experiencing symptoms or complications, can access the program by obtaining a referral from their physician. Patients who were hospitalized as well as those who had milder cases and were able to recover at home are both eligible.
Call 909.865.9810 for more information or to make an appointment.
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