Program Is One of Few in Massachusetts Providing Onsite Care for Those with COPD & Patients Recovering From Pneumonia, Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis
October 6, 2015, Haverhill, MA – Wingate at Haverhill, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Essex County, Massachusetts, announced today the launch of their Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program created to treat high acuity pulmonary patients. Wingate at Haverhill is one of few skilled nursing facilities serving Merrimack Valley and Boston-area hospitals to provide this care onsite. Haverhill’s program marks the third specialized pulmonary program opened by Wingate Healthcare this year, including Wingate at Sudbury, launched in April.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program provides patients with a comprehensive respiratory assessment in addition to a complete physical evaluation upon admission at Wingate at Haverhill. An individualized plan of care is created by Wingate’s interdisciplinary team, which includes a certified Respiratory Therapist. Along with medication administration and education, Physical and Occupational Therapy offer strengthening and energy conservation techniques, enhancing individual outcomes. Patients diagnosed with COPD, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and restrictive lung disease or with tracheostomy tubes are candidates for the program.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is overseen by Drs. Dan Coleman, Barry Pisick and Glen Newsome, Pulmonologists at Merrimack Valley Pulmonary Associates. Day-to-day care at Wingate at Haverhill is led by Marguerite Momplaisir, a certified Respiratory Therapist from O2Safe Solutions, a market leader in long-term respiratory care. Marguerite provides onsite treatment five days per week working alongside Wingate’s clinical staff to ensure continuity and effective care for patients and the best possible individual outcomes.
“Our pulmonary rehabilitation program was designed specifically to meet the needs of high acuity pulmonary patients, enabling Wingate at Haverhill to better serve the members of our community facing this difficult health challenge,” said Anne Brennan, Administrator of Wingate at Haverhill. “With guidance from the experienced team at Merrimack Valley Pulmonary Associates and in partnership with O2Safe Solutions, our skilled center’s enhanced expertise will provide patients with greater outcomes and the ability to integrate more quickly into their normal daily routine.”
Wingate at Haverhill is accepting pulmonary patients at this time. For more information visit http://wingateathaverhill.com.
About Wingate at Haverhill
Wingate at Haverhill is a 127-bed skilled nursing facility situated in a tranquil, rural section of Haverhill. Tenured, compassionate staff treat residents like family, while providing specialized short-term rehabilitation and long-term care customized to fit each individual’s needs. Spacious, light-filled common areas and beautifully landscaped courtyards are the perfect environment for residents to enjoy during their stay and with their families. Wingate at Haverhill is also known for its secured Dementia Care Unit in which trained professionals offer care, rehabilitation, and personalized treatments for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other age-related memory or brain disorders. The memory care unit features a secure courtyard with lush gardens for residents and their families to experience in a safe setting. Wingate at Haverhill truly delivers quality, patient-centered care residents can trust.
About Wingate Healthcare
Wingate Healthcare is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. Owned and operated by the Schuster family for over 25 years, Wingate Healthcare delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate Healthcare is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate Healthcare takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit www.wingatehealthcare.com.