CardiacRecovery

Cardiac Recovery Program

According to the American Heart Association, Congestive Heart Failure affects approximately 6 million people in the United States and over 500,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalizations in people over 65 years old, and causes more than 12 million doctor visits per year.

Our Cardiac Recovery Program was developed for individuals newly diagnosed or with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF).

The goal of Constellation’s Cardiac Recovery Program is to facilitate a safe transition for patients from a healthcare setting back to their home, through the use of education. Our main focus is to empower the patient and family members by providing the tools and education necessary to make dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes will ultimately result in a maximum level of patient independence and reduce the risk for re hospitalizations.

Our skilled staff works closely with the patient and their team of doctors to personalize a care plan and adjust it throughout the recovery process.

Program Goals

  • Jointly manage patient’s exacerbation of CHF over time
  • Reduce the need for unnecessary Emergency Room visits or unplanned medical visits.
  • Provide extensive education on disease management to patients and families

Program Objectives

  • Coordinated effort and establishment of working communication between all involved parties including hospital, practitioner, skilled nursing facility and home health.
  • Standardized education material across all program providers to assist patient in recognizing signs and symptoms of condition
  • Individualized treatment to restore strength, physical endurance and mobility to improve patient’s quality of life
  • Tele-health with daily weights and monitoring vitals 24/7 with alerts to clinicians.
  • Nursing provides on-site evaluations and medication management throughout the duration of service provided
  • Nutritional counseling and guidance in lifestyle adjustments, including smoking cessation and emotional well-being.
  • Post Discharge Follow up Phone calls placed to patients to monitor success of program

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Together with your doctor and primary nurse, the interdisciplinary team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, nutritionist and home health aides will provide the tools to help you reach your maximum level of independence.