Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
In the United States, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death. In Massachusetts more than 1 in 4 residents suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease. Rehabilitation, including risk factor management, is the best way to reduce disability from cardiovascular disease. Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed for patients with cardiac disease, including those with additional rehabilitation diagnoses.
The intensive rehabilitation program, along with medical management offered at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, is principally designed to manage the combined effects of age, medical complexity; functional decline commonly found in cardiac patient's related to chronic heart failure or following cardiac surgery. The goal is to provide persons with cardiac disease the skills they need to care for themselves and manage the disease process.
The program features include:
- Three (3) hours per day of physical, occupational and/or speech therapies, at least 5 days per week, (a Medicare requirement for acute rehab hospitals)
- Twenty-four (24) hours a day rehabilitation nursing
- Medical management by an Internist and Physiatrist
- Nursing assessment/ongoing evaluation
- Multidisciplinary Education Program
- Comprehensive individualized rehabilitation, including therapeutic exercise and
- Telemetry monitoring
- Case Management/discharge planning
Unlike Medicare patient admissions to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), a three (3) day at the acute care hospital is not required for admission to Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital.
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