Heart disease can be a life-changing diagnosis. Jefferson Community Health & Life provides an outpatient phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation program. If you have had a recent heart surgery or stent placement or have congestive heart failure, you may be eligible for cardiac rehabilitation. Medicare and most commercial insurances cover cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac rehabilitation helps control symptoms of heart disease and teaches patients to reduce cardiac risk factors such as weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. What patients learn and practice during the program will carry over into their daily lives long after cardiac rehab classes are complete.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a monitored exercise program of aerobic and resistance training exercise. It also includes education to reduce your risk factors for heart problems. Rehab includes nutrition counseling and stress management techniques. Rehab helps you gain strength, endurance and confidence to return to your normal daily activities. A physician’s order is required to attend.
This program is an individually tailored program to help those with breathing disorders learn better breathing techniques, proper exercise, endurance building, stress handling and more. It provides education and specific training to help those with breathing disorders live the fullest life possible. Pulmonary rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and many commercial insurances.
Twila Scheetz, RN is the cardiac and pulmonary rehab nurse at Jefferson Community Health & Life. For more information, call her at 402.729.3351.