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YOU are OUR priority.
Short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care.

Services

Our Amenities

  • 68-Bed Facility
  • Satellite TV Included
  • Backyard Garden
  • Large Covered Deck

Clinical Capabilities

  • Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Care
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice/End-of-Life Care
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Pain Management
  • Enteral Therapy
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Orthopedic Recovery
  • Trach Care
  • Wound Care
  • Specialty Doctor Visits

Accepted Insurances

  • BMC Healthnet
  • Cigna
  • Fallon Health Plans
  • Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
  • Masshealth Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid pending
  • Medicare
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare/Humana Military
  • Tufts
  • US Family Health Plan

Specialties

 

 

Physician-led pulmonary program for patients
with COPD/emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
asthma, and trach care and management.

  • Respiratory therapist on-site
  • Physician-led program
  • Reduce return visits to the hospital
  • Decrease length of stay
  • Perform everyday tasks with less shortness
    of breath
  • Stay healthier and avoid exacerbations
  • Learn to manage disease, decrease symptoms, and maintain healthy behaviors

MEET OUR PULMONOLOGISTS

Valley Pulmonary Medical Associates

Valley Pulmonary physicians are affiliated with Mercy Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center and are dedicated to helping patients with respiratory ailments breathe and function at the highest level possible.

 

Our program is physician-led and focused on the
treatment and healing of acute and chronic wounds.

  • On-site wound care physician visits
  • Weekly rounds by wound care team
  • Therapy involvement for advanced wound care interventions
  • Licensed dietitian providing nutritional support
  • Availability of specialty beds and pressure relief equipment
  • Wound vac on-site
  • Negative pressure wound therapy available

MEET OUR WOUND DOCTOR

Diane Lusas, MD, AAPWAC

After completing her residency at Yale Hospital, Dr. Lusas has focused on treating wounds including pressure, diabetic, traumatic, surgical, vascular, and burns. Dr. Lusas is an Associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association and an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

 

Testimonials

Chicopee Gardens is a great place with a family atmosphere.

Gertrude N.

The staff at Chicopee Gardens is engaging and fun to be around.

Eric J.

The rehab at Chicopee Gardens is second to none!

Ernest P.

News


Success Story: Nick

Pulmonary Program: A Breath of Fresh Air

Success Story: Martha

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2 days ago

Chicopee Gardens

A pulmonary first...

Nick Martinelli came to Chicopee Gardens following a hospitalization stemming from a recent fall. The accident resulted in a severe hip fracture requiring surgical repair and which was the primary source of pain and limited mobility. Nick also experienced respiratory failure/pneumonia when in the hospital and has a history of advanced COPD; requiring supplemental oxygen and inhaled medications.

Our PT and OT teams were tasked with strengthening Nick’s upper and lower body while our Pulmonary team worked with Nick to practice and ultimately master effective compensatory breathing techniques to reduce his shortness of breath.

He was the first resident to benefit from the newly launched Pulmonary Plus program. He was monitored and treated by an specialized team, including a respiratory therapist and a board certified pulmonologist.

In less than a month, Nick demonstrated the ability to walk around the facility as well as climbing stairs with our therapists and requiring less overall assistance with his self-care needs.

In addition, Nick was able to wean off oxygen assistance requiring only supplemental oxygen with exertion and at night while asleep.

#TherapyGrad #ot #pt #pulmonary #respiratory #copd #Chicopee
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A pulmonary first...

Nick Martinelli came to Chicopee Gardens following a hospitalization stemming from a recent fall. The accident resulted in a severe hip fracture requiring surgical repair and which was the primary source of pain and limited mobility. Nick also experienced respiratory failure/pneumonia when in the hospital  and has a history of advanced COPD; requiring supplemental oxygen and inhaled medications. 

Our PT and OT teams were tasked with strengthening Nick’s upper and lower body while our Pulmonary team worked with Nick to practice and ultimately master effective compensatory breathing techniques to reduce his shortness of breath.

He was the first resident to benefit from the newly launched Pulmonary Plus program. He was monitored and treated by an specialized team, including a respiratory therapist and a board certified pulmonologist.  

In less than a month, Nick demonstrated the ability to walk around the facility as well as climbing stairs with our therapists and requiring less overall assistance with his self-care needs.

In addition, Nick was able to wean off oxygen assistance requiring only supplemental oxygen with exertion and at night while asleep. 

#TherapyGrad #ot #pt #pulmonary #respiratory #copd #Chicopee

 

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Great story!! Congratulations!

What a wonderful story. Great team chicopee garden

Great story!!

Great job! Nice picture! I think of the Chicopee Gardens staff often. Terri (daughter of Josephine Lentowski)

3 weeks ago

Chicopee Gardens

What are ten steps? Well, for Martha, it was the one thing standing between her and returning home...

Martha Normand turned to Chicopee Gardens following a hospitalization after a fall at her home. Suffering a L4 vertebral fracture, Martha was experiencing significant pain and her mobility was limited due to the wearing of a required back brace. Working with Martha, our OT and PT teams developed a tailored plan and rehab objectives – our primary goal was to get Martha home, one step at a time!

Each day, Martha returned for her therapy sessions; committed and brave. With hard work and a focus on learning compensatory strategies Martha finally faced those ten stairs, conquered them and is now back home at last, getting better each day!

Please join us in congratulating Martha upon reaching this triumphant milestone!

Keep climbing Martha, keep climbing!

#RehabGraduate #Chicopee #Congrats #OT #PT #ItsTheClimb
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What are ten steps? Well, for Martha, it was the one thing standing between her and returning home...

Martha Normand turned to Chicopee Gardens following a hospitalization after a fall at her home. Suffering a L4 vertebral fracture, Martha was experiencing significant pain and her mobility was limited due to the wearing of a required back brace. Working with Martha, our OT and PT teams developed a tailored plan and rehab objectives – our primary goal was to get Martha home, one step at a time!

Each day, Martha returned for her therapy sessions; committed and brave. With hard work and a focus on learning compensatory strategies Martha finally faced those ten stairs, conquered them and is now back home at last, getting better each day!

Please join us in congratulating Martha upon reaching this triumphant milestone! 

Keep climbing Martha, keep climbing!

#RehabGraduate #Chicopee #Congrats #OT #PT #ItsTheClimb

 

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Best Rehab department!

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5 months ago

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We picked fresh herbs and vegetables grown from our resident garden! Together we made fresh grilled vegetable pizza and prepared a cucumber dill dip to eat our home-grown cucumbers with.We picked fresh herbs and vegetables grown from our resident garden! Together we made fresh grilled vegetable pizza and prepared a cucumber dill dip to eat our home-grown cucumbers with. ... See MoreSee Less

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413.592.7738

44 New Lombard Road Chicopee, MA