Almost one fourth of heart failure patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
People with heart-related diseases can become frustrated with the inability to manage their illness effectively and, as a result, their quality of life lessens.
Studies show that disease management programs can reduce the number of readmissions to the hospital as well as reduce their length of stay.
With Catholic Health’s HeartStrong program, a short-term (subacute) rehab stay helps patients to rebuild their strength and endurance and learn how to better manage their cardiac diseases before they return home.
Patients enrolled in a subacute program reside for a short period (28 days, on average) at a designated facility where they receive nursing and therapy care to rebuild their strength and also learn how to better manage their disease or condition.
Catholic Health’s subacute facilities include:
HeartStrong brochures are available for both patients and physicians:
Patients who have cardiac disease, heart failure or have had cardiac surgery.
As part of the HeartStrong program, you will rebuild your strength and endurance, learn positive lifestyle habits and how to manage your health at home.
Your HeartStrong plan includes education, counseling and guidance in a vareity of areas:
Your team includes physicians, 24-hour nursing care, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, clinical dieticians, case managers/social workers and pastoral/spiritual care professionals.
By using a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to care, each of these individuals brings a specific area of expertise to the team. This allows us to tailor a plan of care to meet your unique needs.
HeartStrong services are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation, No Fault, BlueCross, BlueShield, Community Blue, Univera and Independent Health.
For more information on how HeartStrong can give you the confidence and knowledge to live your life healthier, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.