Rehabilitation course for persons with sleep apnea
Kela provides rehabilitation courses for adults with sleep apnea. The rehabilitation is multidisciplinary and group-based.
Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged
Use the search term “uniapnea”. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.
The course provides life management support and advice on how to come to terms with the challenges caused by the illness as well as help with practical problems. A requirement for participating in the course is that you are motivated to take part in group-based rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation course for persons with sleep apnea is suitable for you, if
- you are over 20 and you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea
- your health condition necessitates multidisciplinary support and guidance.
The course is also available in Swedish.
Purpose of the course
The aim of the course is to provide support and guidance and to help you cope in everyday life. The course aims to increase your resources and skills so that you are able to participate in activities in your own living environment.
Content of the course and implementation
The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.
The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.
The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. The course lasts 10 days and it is divided into two 5-day periods. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day.
The service provider contacts you before and after the rehabilitation and between the rehabilitation periods.
The course is implemented by the following experts:
- specialist in respiratory medicine, general practice or occupational health or a an ear, nose and throat specialist
- nutritional therapist
Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.