When you have chronic lung disease, exercise is an important part of your treatment. You may wonder how you can exercise without becoming short of breath. The answer is, you can’t. But this isn’t necessarily bad. Shortness of breath is a sign that you’re pushing yourself. And pushing yourself now means you’ll be able to do more in the future. The steps on this sheet will help you get started.
Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation welcomes you, and thanks your for choosing our center for your healthcare needs. An exceptional community healthcare resource for many years, we exceed expectations in meeting the needs of individuals who require short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization, or are in need of long-term skilled nursing care. Our staff of concerned and dedicated professionals is committed to helping everyone through providing support and guidance on a one-to-one basis.
Whether you join us for a brief stay or call us your home, we want you to feel as comfortable as you would amongst family, while receiving care such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation also provides a myriad of medical services including pulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure services and CHF, cardiac recovery, amputee rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and wound care management to name a few.
Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation prides itself on our customer service and maintains a common commitment to the highest level of quality care, a focus on customer service and providing a nurturing environment for both patients and families.
This letter is to address my stay at Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation. I had a very infected left foot. I was to Eastern Maine Medical Center on or about October 10, 2014 and had emergency surgery. After surgery I was told there was a good chance that I would lose my left foot up to my calf. That night I prayed that I would be placed in a facility that would take good care of me. They transferred me to Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Bangor on or about October 22, 2014. I stayed there until November 26, 2014. I couldn’t have received better care and I thank all of the staff for taking great care of me. I feel that had I been taken to another facility, I wouldn’t have received any better care. I have made sure that I thanked each and every one of them for the care they took.
Such a freedom from illness and worry when I found myself being offered a bed to find sanctuary in here at Eastside Center for Health & rehabilitation. Eastside’s community of caring and healing – having nothing and yet everything to lose, I martyred myself and accepted the offer to join the Eastside community, not wanting to be a burden to my family. I began to realize soon that this place offered a different sense of genuine caring ways. I was able and grateful to hand myself over to just let go. My joy today is to have had my trust restored – it was all I needed to walk out these doors with the promise of a second chance. I look at the road ahead with optimism, not dread.
My comments about my stay here at Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation for therapy are that the staff has been very helpful and thorough. I found the earlier falls and problems I’ve had have been corrected a great deal. Because of my age, whatever happens from now on, I realize I have to work at it on my own. Everyone here has been very cordial and concerned with my general health as well.
I came to Eastside Center at the end of May 2014. I was very weak and unable to maintain balance (from a high fall). With help from OT/PT, I regained much of my strength and balance. I was helped by practice of “self” tasks. I feel good again and have made a 180 degree change for the better. I can do it, you can do it, all of the staff was excellent!
I feel that the rehabilitation staff here at Eastside Center is professional, caring, know their patients’ needs and work together as a group well. My husband had open heart surgery in February 2014. He was in another facility for 2 weeks. I feel that the rehabilitation staff here would have been 100% better for him. I feel he would have continued his rehabilitation at home if he had the encouragement that I have received here. The rehabilitation staff here love their job!
This is actually a great big THANK YOU!!!...to Jackie and the entire staff at Eastside!. My friend Angela is a new long term care resident there and she was having a very difficult time adjusting. I was there a good part of this weekend and everyone was so good about answering my questions and helping Angela get adjusted as well as possible! She is like a sister to me and it took a lot of work to get her into a safe environment where she can receive the care she needs! I am so thankful that everyone is doing their best to make her feel at home!!! They were very open to my requests/suggestions and just a few changes have made a big difference for Angela! I can thank them all enough!!!
Eastside Center therapy is the best all around! They are the most proficient, professional, and quickest to get you on your feet again. I was able to get "back in shape" within just three weeks from coming here. Thanks much!
The therapy sessions I received at Eastside Center were excellent. The staff is so knowledgeable, kind and caring. I would recommend you to anyone!
I came to Eastside very weak. I could not stand, or get out of bed by myself. Everyone has been very easy and pleasant to work with. They were very patient with me and I tried to follow their procedures to regain my strength so that I could go home. Through my daily exercise with Emily and Amanda who worked with me, I am now able to walk a considerable distance. Sometimes they helped me get dressed for my daily schedule. Now thanks to them and everyone here I am now able to go home. Thank you all!
To All the People and Therapy Staff and all the Nursing Staff: You all have been here for me and I can ask for help anytime and you have all come through for me for whatever I wanted. This is why you are all so special to me. When I went to Therapy, they all said to me “Linda, you can do this.” That to me was special. Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation is the only place I would come back to because they give the best care and you can’t find any better place for treatment. No one can take their place, they are one in a million! I love them all so much!
Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation has provided my father with the utmost care. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. When the staff has been asked questions, are always upfront and straight forward with their answers and are very knowledgeable when answering. The Administrator of the Bangor facility cares about each patient individually as does the Director of Nursing and they both strive for quality care of each patient. I would recommend anyone that is in need of nursing home care to place their loved one at Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation.
PT and OT have been very positive for me. I have taken away a lot of good exercises to keep aiding me in the future. All the personnel at Eastside have been wonderful people to work with.