Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Is Designed to Speed Recovery
Heart attacks or cardiac surgery are scary and life-altering events. Most often they happen without warning and when they occur, people who experience them not only require immediate and rehabilitative care, but they often have to battle anxiety even after they’re stabilized.
Because we understand both the medical and psychological components cardiac patients experience, at Regents Park Boca Raton we developed a cardiac rehabilitation program individualized for every patient. That’s because the needs of every patient vary.
Typically, patients come into our program after cardiac bypass surgery or valve replacement, or an acute cardiac event such as an MI or Myocardial Infarction — known in more common terms as a heart attack. Others may have significant cardiovascular disease and need to understand the disease process as well as what changes they need to make in their lifestyle — and how to make them.
No matter the diagnosis, one factor holds true for all of them: They underwent a life-changing event that often includes physical implications and emotional issues such as depression, fear, anxiety and denial. Those factors very often impact the rehabilitation process. That’s why our cardiac rehabilitation program has been carefully designed to address every aspect of all those potential side effects.
We use a cardiac rehab team that includes a physician, nursing staff, plus physical and occupational therapists. When needed, respiratory and speech therapies are available as well.
But there’s more. Our Activities Department provides each resident with options for quiet activities as well as socializing events. Psychology and psychiatry are available as well. And because we understand that patient education is a key component for recovery, our therapists and nursing professionals make certain to provide exactly what each individual needs to continue progress down the road.
Ultimately, by combining all disciplines with the educational component, the risk of cardiac complications after discharge is diminished, allowing patients to return home with the tools and confidence they need to have an optimal recovery.