Madonna's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides quality rehabilitation health care for cardiac patients who require an increased length of stay. Each patient has an individually tailored rehabilitation program that follows guidelines established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation to help him or her attain a functional level that will, within their cardiac parameters, permit a return to home and their community hospital outpatient program.
Madonna's Cardiac Program is also known as CARES, or Cardiac Advancement through Rehabilitation, Education and Support. For people who are recovering from open heart surgery, heart attack (post-acute myocardial infarction), and other cardiac conditions, it is an excellent alternative to a nursing home or going directly to home.
Individualized treatment programs are designed with guidelines established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Madonna's nurses and therapists also undergo extra training and competency testing specific to cardiac rehabilitation.
Patients admitted to Madonna routinely have cardiac monitoring during therapy sessions as well as other activities.
Cardiac patients, families and caregivers receive individualized and group education sessions on these topics, which add to the rehabilitation experience: Cardiac disease, risk factors and preventions, cardiac medications, applying exercise to cardiac recovery, energy conservation, pain management, nutrition, stress management and coping strategies.
Technology developed by the Communication Center of Excellence in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering helps patients at Madonna communicate.
Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering’s researchers are among leading scientists and engineers around the world already using 3D printing to develop new tools and methods to advance the health care industry.
As a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, Madonna has some of the most advanced rehabilitation technology available.
The amount of information available about cardiac conditions can be overwhelming. Madonna coordinates with national and local organizations to help patients find the most helpful online resources.