September 27, 2012
Presentations and screenings, a departmental tour, flu shots, refreshments and drawings, will be featured when St. Joseph’s in Breese hosts “Caring for our Greatest Generation: Understanding Pneumonia & COPD” Monday, Oct. 22, at the hospital HealthPlex.
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema characterized by an airflow obstruction that interferes with normal breathing.
Designed for caregivers, concerned seniors, family members and lung patients, the program will open at 5 p.m. with refreshments, tours of Cardiopulmonary Rehab, balance screenings by Physical Therapy staff and blood pressure screenings.
At 6 p.m., family practitioner Michael Nash, MD, will present “What is COPD and How Do I Live Well With It?” followed by family practitioner Marc McCleary, MD, discussing “What is Pneumonia and How Do I Prevent It?”
Drs. Nash and McCleary are members of HSHS Medical Group and affiliated with Clinton County Rural Health which has offices in Germantown and the Physician Office Building on the hospital campus.
In addition, Pastoral Care Associate Carl Johnston, Master of Ceremonies for the evening, will present “The Monkey Bars of Life – Letting Go To Move Forward” and Infection Prevention Nurse Rene Kruse, MSN, RN, will discuss “Staying Healthy in a Germy World.”
The evening will conclude with drawings and flu shots will be available from Mederi Caretenders and VNA-TIP Homecare. Anyone with a Medicare card will receive the flu shot at no charge; the cost is $25 for those without a Medicare card.
The evening is co-sponsored by Breese Nursing Home, Aviston Countryside Manor, Carlyle Healthcare Center and Clinton Manor in New Baden. There is no charge.
Seating is limited and registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 18. To register, contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.