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Seniors services

 

Baptist Health Louisville offers a wide range of programs to help seniors deal with the health challenges that often occur with aging, as well as lead healthier lifestyles. Programs available include:

  • Arthritis self-help course, a special, six-week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation for anyone suffering from arthritis as well as spouses, family members or friends.
  • Arthritis/fibromyalgia program at the Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center offering a Water Wellness program for strengthening, toning and stretching using full range of motion. A Beginning Masters/Arthritis class is also available, offering resistive training and balance work while participants are seated in chairs. Restorative Yoga is well-suited for individuals with arthritis or fibromyalgia, those who are in rehabilitation, or have limited range of motion. All classes are free to Wellness Center members and available to non-members by purchasing packages of five or 10 classes. For more information, or to receive a class schedule, call (502) 896-3900, ext. 302.
  • Baptist Health Home Health Agency offers in-home nursing; home health aides; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social services; and pastoral care in a seven-county area.
  • Better Breather's Club support group for persons diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Body Wellness, an exercise program at the Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center for mature people and those who are recuperating.
  • Cancer Resource Center to provide cancer patients and their families with information about cancer and its treatment.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program designed for patients who have experienced a heart attack, coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty or valve replacement surgery or who suffer from angina.
  • Diabetes outpatient classes, a series of three classes to review the basics of diabetes control with persons previously diagnosed with diabetes and to reinforce physician orders for those who have been newly diagnosed.
  • Geropsychiatry program offering psychiatric services on an inpatient and partial hospitalization basis for emotionally troubled older adults.
  • Presurgery education class especially for patients undergoing hip or knee replacements.
  • Man-to-Man Louisville, offering support and information to prostate cancer survivors.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program to help patients with pulmonary disease breathe easier and improve quality of life through education and an individually-structured exercise program.
  • Rehabilitation program, a C.A.R.F.-accredited, inpatient and outpatient program designed to help patients with orthopedic, neurologic and/or neuromuscular diseases and injuries regain skills and independence.
  • Sleep disorders center to help doctors diagnose sleep disorders.
  • Stroke club, a monthly support group for people who have experienced a stroke, as well as family members and friends.