COVID-19 Rehabilitation & Recovery

As we surpass the one-year milestone of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see and discover the long-lasting impacts of this virus. We have all been impacted by this virus; however, the risk of severe illness is even greater for older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. Sheltering Arms Institute developed a robust COVID-19 rehabilitation program to serve those greatly impacted by the effects of the disease.

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The CDC continues to explore the range of short and long-term effects of COVID-19. There are various reported long-term symptoms that include fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, joint pain, chest pain, difficulty concentrating, depression, muscle pain, headache, and heart palpitations. Some of the more serious side effects include inflammation of the heart, lung function abnormalities, memory deficits, and changes in mood.

 
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How Can Sheltering Arms Institute Help?

Given the list of long-term effects of COVID-19, it is important to be immersed in an environment that elicits strategies for addressing such impairments. At Sheltering Arms Institute, we have compassionate team members exemplifying transdisciplinary care as well as advanced technologies to enhance patient outcomes and experience. Our team plays a crucial role in these individuals’ rehabilitation by utilizing guidelines based on national and international recommendations. As a result, we are well-versed in the management of the consequences of ventilatory support, prolonged bed rest, and immobilization. Furthermore, our therapists have considerable experience working with patients affected by Post-intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), as often experienced after an ICU stint. Individuals can further maximize their recovery by working with Sheltering Arms Institute’s locomotor specialist, upper extremity recovery specialist, and other specialized services.

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