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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Post COVID/PICS Program

The Rehab Without Walls Post COVID/PICS Program is a coordinated interdisciplinary approach developed to care for patients following a critical illness, like Covid-19. This is designed for patients who have spent significant time in an acute setting with ventilator support and are returning home or to work. This program helps patients with long-term Covid-19 symptoms or long-term neurological effects.

Our combined team expertise provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to care. All members of the team consistently address physical and cognitive challenges to improve self-care and return to functional independence.

If your patients have experienced one or several of the following related to a critical illness, like Covid-19, they may be eligible for the recovery program.

  • Hospitalization and ventilator supported stay
  • Stroke
  • Guillain-Barre symptoms
  • General deconditioning
  • Amputation
  • Cognitive decline
  • Respiratory compromised
  • Neuromuscular changes
  • Nerve injury
  • Decreased functional capacity
  • Significant weakness
  • Dependence on caregiver
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ PTSD

Program Goals

  • Return to prior level of function and independent living
  • Increase in strength, physical ability and endurance
  • Decrease in respiratory symptoms and complications
  • Increase in confidence and improve emotional well-being
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Understanding of oxygen use and medications
  • Decrease of dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Decrease in depression and feelings of hopelessness
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Increase self-management and self-efficacy skills
  • Improve breathing techniques through retraining
  • Improve areas of cognition
  • Reduction in hospitalization and re-admission risk
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