Cardiac Rehabilitation at Jefferson County Health Center
When it comes to cardiac rehabilitation, Jefferson County Health Center is where our Rehabilitation Team offers a wide range of education, exercise and support programs that can help you gradually increase your physical activity in order to return to normal activities. Our staff understands the toll heart disease can take on you and those close to you. Throughout your hospital stay and after, we offer the compassion and expertise you and your family need to rebuild your lives. Our help is just around the corner.
- Identify individual coronary risk factors
- Develop and maintain an individualized lifestyle and risk factor modification program
- Improve your strength for activities important to the quality of your life
Family members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of your rehabilitation.
Individual education and classroom instruction in the following areas:
- Therapeutic cardiac monitored or supervised exercise
- Understanding heart disease
- Coronary risk factors
- Nutritional education and counseling
- Stress management and relaxation
- Other therapeutic strategies and options
- Social and emotional counseling
- Smoking cessation
Phase I of your cardiac rehabilitation begins once you are admitted to the hospital. Members of the cardiac rehabilitation team will design a personalized program for your rehabilitation.
- You will meet with members of the cardiac rehabilitation team to discuss your condition.
- We will individualize your education to help you understand your treatment plan.
- We will refer you to the appropriate Phase II program so you can continue your rehabilitation after discharge.
Phase II of your rehabilitation begins after you are discharged from the hospital.
- Rehabilitation sessions are available Monday through Friday.
- Team members will work with you during closely monitored exercise (like walking, cycling and arm exercises).
- The one-hour session is divided into cardiac monitored exercise and education classes.
- Team members will collaborate with your physician to direct your care.
- Our team will assist you in setting goals and guiding you toward a healthier lifestyle.
- Staff members will help plan an exercise program for you to follow at home.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
- Medical Director
- Your Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- Exercise Physiologists
- Cardiopulmonary Specialists
- Registered Dietitian
- Clinical Pharmacist
- Social Worker
To enroll in the program you must:
- Be diagnosed with heart disease
- Have a physician referral
- Have recent cardiac related tests
- Interview with a cardiac rehabilitation staff member
All or a portion of the cardiac rehabilitation programs may be covered by your insurance carrier. We will assist you in this process.