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CARDIAC PROGRAM

Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery

Helping Your Heart Recover


When patients leave the hospital, they often need continued care to recover completely. Thats where we come in. Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Centers bridge the gap between hospital and home. Through our Cardiac Program, patients benefit from specialized processes, tools and equipment as well as an interdisciplinary team with training and experience for the conditions they treat. The program is designed to help patients achieve positive outcomes, regain function and safely return home as quickly as their recovery allows. STAFFED AND EQUIPPED TO RESPOND TO YOUR NEEDS Our interdisciplinary care team of is made up of: cardiologists or other specially trained consulting physicians nurses trained in cardiac care respiratory therapists physical, occupational and speech therapists social workers Registered Dietitians case managers The program includes: physical, occupational and speech therapy available up to seven days a week pain management progressive exercise regimen tailored to fit each patients needs and abilities specialized, on-site equipment and technology development of a comprehensive cardiac profile to manage risk factors patient and family education healthy lifestyle programs such as nutrition education, smoking cessation, stress and weight reduction room reservation prior to surgery through our Reservation Program on-site case management individualized plan of care for the patients specific needs We treat a variety of conditions and provide an array of services including, but not limited to: Recovery from a recent heart attack angioplasty or stent placement pacemaker placement heart surgery heart valve replacement thoracic surgery abdominal surgery congestive heart failure angina arrhythmias low-function capacity hypertension low cardiac ejection fractions FOCUS ON RECOVERY AND RESULTS We continually strive to improve patient outcomes and rates of recovery and to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital. For patients in our Cardiac Program, we focus on improving these key areas: Activities of daily living Distance walked during a six-minute walk test Changes in breathlessness and exertion during exercise Improved mobility The ability to cope with the disease process Resources to prevent further complications

CARDIAC PROGRAM

EASY ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE Our centers offer streamlined processes for admission and discharge home. This enables patients to quickly receive the care they need after they leave the hospital and get home faster once they are better. We also provide care planning and education to help prepare patients for care at home or transition to a less complex care setting as quickly as their needs allow.

SPECIALIZED CARE IN A COMFORTABLE SETTING Our centers provide a setting that is more relaxed and comfortable than that of a hospital while still providing the level of expertise needed for specialized treatment.

Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery