Franciscan Health offers accredited cardiac rehabilitation programs designed to help patients with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives.
Cardiac rehabilitation at Franciscan Health combines health education with an individualized exercise plan designed by your physician. The program includes aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility, as well as outpatient education by registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, pharmacists and diabetes educators. Our goal is to help our patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and to actively manage their healthcare.
Patients with heart disease can benefit from the comprehensive, three-phase program which provides the optimal amount of exercise and education during each stage of the recovery process.
Phase I is ordered by your physician after a heart attack or bypass surgery. This inpatient phase includes education concerning medication, physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors. It also includes range of motion exercises and walking.
Soon after you are discharged from the hospital, you can enter the outpatient – individual or group exercise - program. After your doctor refers you to the program, the rehab team will help you get started. You will have an initial evaluation and program orientation to provide you with a program that best meets your needs. Most insurance including Medicare covers the cost of this program.
This phase helps maintain a cardiac fitness program under supervised group settings. Learn, support and meet others that share your new healthy lifestyle.