Traditional pulmonary rehabilitation is done in a hospital environment. Hospital-based programs typically consist of a 12-week build-up followed by the option to join a maintenance program. Build-up programs are typically more structured and are focused on helping you to build-up strength and endurance after a hospitalization. Many insurance providers will cover a certain number of hospital pulmonary rehabilitation build-up classes, but do not cover hospital-based hospital pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance classes. Many people still have a co-pay ($7 per class on average) associated with a 12-week hospital build-up program.
A number of studies have evaluated how the benefits of hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation translates to home-based pulmonary rehabilitation. A review of 12 randomized control trials found that home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programs do produce similar improvement when compared to in-person, hospital-based programs. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programs, such as Lift Pulmonary Rehab, provide an equivalent alternative to hospital-based programs.
Lift Pulmonary Rehab uses technology to provide a convenient, easy-to-use, and guided home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program to people with COPD. Lift is designed to help people achieve and maintain the incredible and life-changing benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation.